Establishment The Grove Infant and Nursery School

URN: 117281

Community school

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Dark Lane, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 1QD
Local authority:
Hertfordshire (919)
Ms Anna Archer
Age range: Help with age range field
3 to 7
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 117281, DfE number: 919/2336
UKPRN: 10074091
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 10 October 2007)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Not recorded
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Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Simon Anthony Scott Appointed by GB/board 04/02/2019 03/02/2023


Name Appointed by From To
James Anderson Appointed by GB/board 24/03/2020 23/03/2024
Sonya Parrott Elected by school staff 01/01/2020 31/12/2023
David John Hayward Appointed by GB/board 16/10/2019 15/10/2023
Keith Brooker Appointed by GB/board 12/12/2018 11/12/2022
Jill Margaret Bolton Elected by parents 25/10/2018 24/10/2022
Clare Louise Shaw Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 09/06/2018 08/06/2022
Ian John Cater Elected by parents 04/06/2018 03/06/2022
Emma Elizabeth Whiteford Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 13/10/2017 12/10/2021
Michael Thomas Tookey Elected by parents 28/03/2017 27/03/2021
Anna Helen Archer Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2008 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Sarah Denise Hughes Governor Appointed by GB/board 13/07/2016 07/10/2019
RSC Region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government Office Region:
East of England
St Albans
Harpenden South
Parliamentary Constituency:
Hitchin and Harpenden
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
St Albans 005
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
St Albans 005A

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