Establishment The Firs Lower School

URN: 137756

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Single-academy trust: THE FIRS LOWER SCHOOL

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Address
Station Road, Ampthill, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 2QR
Local authority
Central Bedfordshire (823)
Headteacher / Principal
Adam Campbell
Phase of education
Primary
School type
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Single-academy trust
THE FIRS LOWER SCHOOL
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 137756, DfE number: 823/2195
UKPRN: 10035979
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Telephone
01525402735
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 13 September 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Diocese
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
312
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 January 2012
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
5.5%
Date last changed / confirmed
20 July 2022
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 trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
John Richard Ashley Appointed by GB/board 14 July 2021 30 May 2023

Trustees

Trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Stuart Hobbs Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 18 November 2021 17 November 2025
Franco Cameli Appointed by GB/board 11 May 2021 10 May 2025
Kerry Mercer Elected by school staff 11 March 2021 10 March 2025
Thomas Stean Elected by parents 6 January 2021 5 January 2025
Annette Anderson Appointed by GB/board 15 May 2019 14 May 2023
Louise Anne Haigh Appointed by academy members 6 February 2019 5 February 2023

Members

Members
Name Appointed by From
Celia Bennett Appointed by academy members 1 September 2021
Fran Sherry Appointed by academy members 1 October 2021
Gareth Jones Appointed by GB/board 29 September 2020

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Adam Campbell 1 January 2012 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Katherine Jukes 11 January 2021 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Louise Anne Haigh Trustee Appointed by academy members 6 February 2019 5 February 2022
Fran Sherry Trustee Elected by school staff 1 March 2012 1 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
Ampthill
Parliamentary constituency
Mid Bedfordshire
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E06000056
Easting
503077
Northing
237546
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Central Bedfordshire 012
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Central Bedfordshire 012E
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Free school meals

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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 number of those who are eligible to receive them.

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.