Establishment Bedford Academy

URN: 136085

Academy sponsor led

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Mile Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9TR
Local authority:
Bedford (822)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Christopher Deller
Phase of education:
School type:
Academy sponsor led
Academy trust:
Academy sponsor:
Harpur Trust
Gender of entry:
URN: 136085, DfE number: 822/6905
UKPRN: 10029936
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 14 May 2019)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
Not applicable
Religious ethos:
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Not applicable
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils:
Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date:
Reason establishment opened:
1 September 2010
New Provision
Closed date:
Reason establishment closed:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
Date last changed / confirmed:
12 January 2021
Type of SEN provision:
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll:
Resourced provision capacity:
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll:
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity:

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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Sally Peck Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 20 July 2019 20 July 2023

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Alistair Melvill Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 30 November 2015 30 November 2023
David Donoghue Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 17 October 2019 17 October 2023
Dean Henrickson Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 17 October 2019 17 October 2023
Chloe Dixon Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 4 July 2019 4 July 2023
Amanda Nethercott Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 6 February 2019 7 February 2023
Tony Wildman Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 24 June 2010 25 June 2022
Cora Oldfield Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 June 2017 2 June 2021
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR):
East of England
Parliamentary constituency:
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Bedford 015
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Bedford 015E

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