Establishment Raynsford Church of England Academy

URN: 139473

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Park Lane, Henlow, Bedfordshire, SG16 6AT
Local authority
Central Bedfordshire (823)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Julie Ashwell
Phase of education
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Gender of entry
URN: 139473, DfE number: 823/3008
UKPRN: 10039827
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 31 October 2018)
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Religious character
Church of England
Diocese of St Albans
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has 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 2013
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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
14 April 2021
Type of SEN provision
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Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Zoe Fleming Appointed by academy members 1 June 2019 26 June 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Doug White Appointed by academy members 1 April 2014 31 March 2025
Richard Wenham Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 April 2017 31 March 2025
Samantha Moore Elected by school staff 1 April 2017 31 March 2025
Zoe Fleming Appointed by academy members 20 September 2016 19 September 2024
Andrew Howell Appointed by GB/board 13 March 2015 17 March 2024
Mary Barker Appointed by academy members 1 November 2015 17 March 2024
Donna Newman Elected by parents 11 March 2020 10 March 2024
Shaun Speller Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 1 February 2017 31 January 2024
Jeremy Heath Elected by parents 4 March 2019 3 March 2023
Susan Watson Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2014 31 August 2022


Name Appointed by From
Doug White Original (signatory) members 1 April 2014
Susan Watson Appointed by academy members 1 September 2014
The Diocese of St Albans Educational Trust Foundation/sponsor members 9 November 2012
Zoe Fleming Appointed by academy members 1 June 2019

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Julie Ashwell 1 September 2014 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Sandra Rubidge 5 January 2015 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Mary Frankland Trustee Appointed by academy members 1 April 2017 31 August 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Central Bedfordshire
Parliamentary constituency
North East Bedfordshire
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Central Bedfordshire 010
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Central Bedfordshire 010F

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