Establishment Shortstown Primary School

URN: 144546

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Address
Beauvais Square, Shortstown, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 0GS
Local authority
Bedford (822)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Denise Cottam
Phase of education
Primary
School type
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Academy trust
HEART ACADEMIES TRUST
Academy sponsor
Harpur Trust
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 144546, DfE number: 822/2150
UKPRN: 10064018
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Telephone
01234740881
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 13 October 2021)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Diocese
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
475
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 June 2017
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
25.3%
Date last changed / confirmed
15 April 2024
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Graham Lampard Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 12 September 2022 8 July 2025

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Leigh Coombs Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 11 September 2023 11 September 2027
Jake Saunders Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 30 January 2023 30 January 2027
Denise Cottam Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 June 2017 1 September 2026
Lesley Adam Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 December 2021 1 December 2025
Mina Brandford Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 19 July 2021 19 July 2025
Gina Bobbett Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017 27 May 2025
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Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
District
Bedford
Ward
Shortstown
Parliamentary constituency
North East Bedfordshire
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E06000055
Easting
507539
Northing
247067
Unique property reference number (UPRN)
10090874704
Middle super output area (MSOA) Help with middle super output area Opens a dialog
Bedford 021
Lower super output area (LSOA) Help with lower super output area Opens a dialog
Bedford 021A
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Age range

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School capacity

The number of pupil places the establishment can accommodate.

Free school meals

This field is not editable by establishment users as it is populated by the DfE using the underlying data from the schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical release published each summer. The figures used are the performance table figures which ensures GIAS and the Find and Compare Schools in England service are consistent.

This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the number of those who are eligible to receive them.

Free school meals

This field is not editable by establishment users as it is populated by the DfE using the underlying data from the schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical release published each summer. The figures used are the performance table figures which ensures GIAS and the Find and Compare Schools in England service are consistent.

This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

This field shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Pupils or their parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This field does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but the percentage of those who are eligible to receive them.

Middle super output area (MSOA)

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Lower super output area (LSOA)

The data presented for the lower super output area (LSOA) is representative of the 2021 census.