Establishment The Firs Lower School

URN: 137756

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Station Road, Ampthill, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 2QR
Local authority:
Central Bedfordshire (823)
Headteacher / Principal:
Adam Campbell
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URN: 137756, DfE number: 823/2195
UKPRN: 10035979
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Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 13 September 2017)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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Religious ethos:
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
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Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
01 January 2012
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Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed:
18 January 2021
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Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Gareth Jones Appointed by GB/board 29 September 2020 31 October 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Thomas Stean Elected by parents 06 January 2021 06 January 2024
Joanna Milne Appointed by GB/board 20 February 2020 31 August 2023
John Richard Ashley Appointed by GB/board 31 May 2019 30 May 2022
Annette Anderson Appointed by GB/board 15 May 2019 15 May 2022
Louise Anne Haigh Appointed by academy members 06 February 2019 05 February 2022
Jonathan Wilson N/A 01 January 1900 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Max W Wiseberg Appointed by GB/board 11 October 2018
Sandra Evans Appointed by GB/board 11 October 2018

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Adam Campbell 01 January 2012 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Celia Bennett 01 January 2012 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jason Paul Manley Trustee Appointed by GB/board 15 May 2019 25 November 2020
Gareth Evan Lloyd Jones Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 10 October 2017 10 October 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR):
East of England
Central Bedfordshire
Parliamentary constituency:
Mid Bedfordshire
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
Central Bedfordshire 012
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Central Bedfordshire 012E

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