Establishment Shortstown Primary School

URN: 144546

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Beauvais Square, Shortstown, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 0GS
Local authority
Bedford (822)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Denise Cottam
Phase of education
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Academy sponsor
Harpur Trust
Gender of entry
URN: 144546, DfE number: 822/2150
UKPRN: 10064018
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Ofsted rating
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Religious character
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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 June 2017
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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
13 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Chair of local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Lesley Adam Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 2 January 2019 1 September 2023

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Mina Brandford Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 19 July 2021 19 July 2025
Graham Lampard Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 June 2017 8 July 2025
Gina Bobbett Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2017 27 May 2025
Denise Cottam Not recorded Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 June 2017 1 September 2023
Michael Wigg Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 9 January 2019 9 January 2023
Andie Benbrahim Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 6 March 2018 6 March 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Elly Gauntlett Local governor Elected by parents 1 June 2017 21 July 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR)
East of England
Parliamentary constituency
North East Bedfordshire
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
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Middle super output area (MSOA)
Bedford 019
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Bedford 019A
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