Establishment Samuel Whitbread Academy

URN: 137948

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Shefford Road, Clifton, Shefford, Bedfordshire, SG17 5QS
Local authority:
Central Bedfordshire (823)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Nicholas Martin
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URN: 137948, DfE number: 823/4079
UKPRN: 10036748
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 1 November 2017)
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Religious character:
Not applicable
Religious ethos:
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
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Reason establishment opened:
1 March 2012
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed:
20 January 2021
Type of SEN provision:
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Type of resourced provision:
Resourced provision
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
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Sharon Dickman Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 January 2021 31 December 2023

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Alexandra Mason Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 4 February 2020 3 February 2024
Alison Wilshaw Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 24 November 2019 9 December 2023
Yvonne Cain Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 13 October 2020 12 October 2023
Jennie Conde Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 16 July 2019 9 September 2023
Steve Botterill Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 16 July 2019 9 September 2023
Tony Edwards Not recorded Elected by school staff 1 September 2005 31 August 2021
Karen Davies Not recorded Elected by parents 24 July 2017 23 July 2021
Tom Jackson Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 20 July 2017 19 July 2021

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
John Dee Local governor Elected by parents 1 September 2016 3 December 2020
Sharon Dickman Chair of local governing body Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2018 21 July 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 013
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Central Bedfordshire 013B

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