Establishment Vandyke Upper School

URN: 137169

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Single-academy trust: VANDYKE UPPER SCHOOL

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Address
Vandyke Road, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 3DY
Local authority
Central Bedfordshire (823)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Tim Carroll
Phase of education
Secondary
School type
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Single-academy trust
VANDYKE UPPER SCHOOL
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 137169, DfE number: 823/4096
UKPRN: 10034855
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
01525636700
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 3 May 2018)
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Religious character
None
Diocese
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
1436
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 August 2011
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
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
12.6%
Date last changed / confirmed
20 July 2022
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
David Packer Appointed by GB/board 21 July 2014 20 July 2025

Trustees

Trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Timothy Carroll Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 20 June 2011 11 October 2030
Sonia Erica Charlotte Lee Appointed by GB/board 1 January 2022 31 December 2026
Ruth Samet Elected by school staff 21 October 2017 20 October 2025
Annabel Ashwell Appointed by GB/board 28 September 2017 17 October 2025
Helen Shapter Wheeler Appointed by GB/board 18 October 2021 17 October 2025
Kathleen Olsen Appointed by GB/board 18 October 2021 17 October 2025
Martin Feinhols Appointed by GB/board 28 September 2017 17 October 2025
Nia Haines Appointed by GB/board 18 October 2021 17 October 2025
David Packer Appointed by GB/board 21 July 2014 20 July 2025
Susan Howley Appointed by GB/board 21 July 2014 20 July 2025
Iain Holloway-McLean Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 12 December 2016 13 December 2024
Lorna Lucy Daggett Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 5 December 2020 4 December 2024
Catrin O'Callaghan Elected by school staff 10 October 2016 9 October 2024
Michelle Dorothy Johnson Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 16 December 2019 15 December 2023
David Charles Groves Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 19 November 2019 18 November 2023
Philippa Evelyn Bazalgette Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 14 October 2019 13 October 2023
Samantha Jayne Peplow Elected by school staff 21 September 2019 20 September 2023
John Hassall Appointed by GB/board 18 May 2019 17 May 2023
Alison Packer Appointed by GB/board 9 February 2015 8 February 2023

Members

Members
Name Appointed by From
Ann Gomersall Original (signatory) members 20 June 2011
David Packer Original (signatory) members 20 June 2011
Edward Joseph Gaynor Appointed by academy members 14 December 2020
Wayne Stiller Appointed by academy members 21 February 2021

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Tim Carroll 20 June 2011 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Helen O'Connell 1 August 2018 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Stephanie Hall Trustee Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 16 December 2019 22 August 2022
Daniel Raymond Whitaker Trustee Appointed by GB/board 16 December 2019 18 October 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
District
Central Bedfordshire
Ward
Leighton Buzzard North
Parliamentary constituency
South West Bedfordshire
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E06000056
Easting
493278
Northing
226276
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Central Bedfordshire 020
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Central Bedfordshire 020A
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Free school meals

This field is not editable by establishment users as it is populated by the DfE using the underlying data from the schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical release published each summer. The figures used are the performance table figures which ensures GIAS and the Find and Compare Schools in England service are consistent.

This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the percentage of those who are eligible to receive them.