Establishment Layston Church of England First School

URN: 117390

Voluntary controlled school

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The Causeway, Buntingford, Hertfordshire, SG9 9EU
Local authority:
Hertfordshire (919)
Mrs Adele McMurrough (Acting Head)
Age range: Help with age range field
5 to 9
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry:
URN: 117390, DfE number: 919/3011
UKPRN: 10080112
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Admissions policy:
Not applicable
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 04 June 2009)
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Religious character:
Church of England
Diocese of St Albans
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Not recorded
Not applicable
Close 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
Maggie McGarry Elected by parents 18/09/2019 05/11/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Margaret Lawrence Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/03/2020 29/02/2024
Douglas Colin Wilson Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 22/01/2020 21/01/2024
Kelly Williamson Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 14/01/2020 13/01/2024
Emma Hampton Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 10/10/2019 09/10/2023
Elisabeth Salter Elected by parents 04/05/2018 03/05/2022
Michelle Sleath Elected by parents 19/03/2018 18/03/2022
Catherine Tallis Appointed by LA 18/09/2019 13/10/2021
Ian Hill Appointed by foundation/Trust 01/09/2009 01/09/2021
Mary Powell Elected by school staff 10/10/2016 09/10/2020
Adele McMurrough Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2019 31/08/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jeff Jones Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 06/11/2018 26/11/2019
Sandra Jones Governor Foundation/sponsor members 09/10/2018 20/10/2019
Marcus Cooper Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 05/10/2015 05/10/2019
Wayne Edwards Governor Elected by parents 06/10/2015 05/10/2019
Catherine Tallis Chair of governors Appointed by LA 14/10/2017 17/09/2019
Maggie McGarry Governor Elected by parents 06/11/2018 17/09/2019
Sonia Singh Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2018 31/08/2019
RSC Region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government Office Region:
East of England
East Hertfordshire
Parliamentary Constituency:
North East Hertfordshire
Urban/Rural Description:
Rural town and fringe
GSS LA Code:
Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
East Hertfordshire 001
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
East Hertfordshire 001C

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