Establishment The Priory School

URN: 117499

Foundation school

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Bedford Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2UR
Local authority:
Hertfordshire (919)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Geraint Edwards
Age range: Help with age range field
11 to 18
Phase of education:
School type:
Foundation school
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URN: 117499, DfE number: 919/4000
UKPRN: 10006786
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 28 February 2017)
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Religious character:
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
David McIntosh Appointed by GB/board 14/07/2019 13/07/2023


Name Appointed by From To
John Geraint Edwards Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2013 01/09/2050
Mark Pike Appointed by GB/board 14/07/2019 13/07/2023
Steven Dawson Appointed by GB/board 14/07/2019 13/07/2023
Rowena Crabtree Appointed by GB/board 24/04/2018 23/04/2022
Tim Harvey Elected by parents 30/10/2017 29/10/2021
Peter Cane Elected by school staff 25/06/2017 24/06/2021
Simon Doyle Appointed by GB/board 06/01/2017 05/01/2021
Abbie Carpenter Appointed by GB/board 06/12/2016 05/12/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Richard Gianfrancesco Governor Elected by parents 27/09/2016 26/09/2020
Richard Hewgill Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 14/07/2016 14/07/2020
Leise Cooper Governor Elected by parents 14/07/2016 13/07/2020
Joseph Kearney Governor Appointed by GB/board 21/06/2016 20/06/2020
Jacky Jones Governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 09/10/2018 01/06/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR):
East of England
North Hertfordshire
Hitchin Bearton
Parliamentary constituency:
Hitchin and Harpenden
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
North Hertfordshire 010
Lower super output area (LSOA):
North Hertfordshire 010C

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