Establishment The Ferrers School

URN: 139988

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Queensway, Higham Ferrers, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 8LF
Local authority
North Northamptonshire (940)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Angela Smith
Phase of education
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Gender of entry
URN: 139988, DfE number: 940/4094
UKPRN: 10042617
Establishment status
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Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 8 July 2021)
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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
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 August 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
19 October 2021
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Not recorded
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Mark Foster Not recorded Elected by parents 5 September 2019 21 March 2025

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Christine Laura Gardner Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 17 September 2021 16 September 2025
Andrew Pocock Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 7 September 2020 6 September 2024
Julie Nolan Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 9 July 2020 9 July 2024
Deborah Haldane Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 February 2019 27 September 2022
Angela Smith Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 February 2019 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Anthony Hopkins Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 February 2019 16 July 2021
Melvyn Kay Local governor Elected by parents 1 February 2019 31 March 2021
Mary Rayner Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2019 17 December 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East Midlands
North Northamptonshire
Higham Ferrers
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
East Northamptonshire 007
Lower super output area (LSOA)
East Northamptonshire 007A
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