Establishment Kempston Challenger Academy

URN: 142387

Academy sponsor led

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Address
Hill Rise, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 7EB
Local authority
Bedford (822)
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Karen Bateman
Phase of education
Secondary
School type
Academy sponsor led
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 142387, DfE number: 822/4004
UKPRN: 10054144
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
01234290900
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 13 September 2018)
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Religious character
None
Diocese
Not applicable
Religious ethos
None
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
558
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 November 2015
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Not applicable
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
29.6%
Date last changed / confirmed
24 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Type of resourced provision
Resourced provision and SEN unit
Resourced provision number on roll
17
Resourced provision capacity
20
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
17
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
20
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
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Alison Crook Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 2 February 2021 31 January 2023

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Carl Meader Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2021 1 September 2025
Alison Crook Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2020 1 October 2024
Mark Thomas O'Keefe Not recorded Elected by school staff 1 September 2020 1 September 2024

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Marie Harvey Chair of local governing body Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 November 2019 1 February 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
District
Bedford
Ward
Kempston West
Parliamentary constituency
Bedford
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E06000055
Easting
502194
Northing
246782
Census ward
Unknown
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Bedford 018
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Bedford 018C
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