Establishment St Mary's CofE Academy Stotfold

URN: 138022

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Rook Tree Lane, Stotfold, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 4DL
Local authority
Central Bedfordshire (823)
Headteacher / Principal
Miss Sam Bishop
Phase of education
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Gender of entry
URN: 138022, DfE number: 823/3014
UKPRN: 10037001
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 16 January 2020)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of St Albans
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 April 2012
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
5 July 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Robert James Thornley Appointed by GB/board 1 April 2012 1 April 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Anne Clarey Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 11 June 2013 11 June 2025
Emma Garside Elected by parents 17 April 2017 16 April 2025
Anna Louise Matthews Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 April 2016 1 April 2024
Deborah Flanagan Appointed by academy members 1 April 2016 1 April 2024
Louise Cavanagh Elected by parents 13 February 2020 12 February 2024
Caroline Chessum Elected by parents 28 January 2020 27 January 2024
Susan Steptoe Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 1 September 2014 1 September 2022
Joan Welch Elected by school staff 1 February 2018 31 January 2022
William Thomas Britt Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 1 January 2015 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
John Street Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 1 April 2012
Jonathan White Elected by parents 1 April 2012
Robert James Thornley Any additional members appointed by the members of the academy trust 1 April 2012

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Sam Bishop 1 January 2014 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Deborah Flanagan 1 April 2012 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Sarah Crone Trustee Appointed by academy members 11 May 2020 4 January 2021
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Central Bedfordshire
Stotfold and Langford
Parliamentary constituency
North East Bedfordshire
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural town and fringe
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Central Bedfordshire 014
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Central Bedfordshire 014B

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