Establishment Balaam Wood School

URN: 103529

Community school

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New Street, Frankley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B45 0EU
Local authority:
Birmingham (330)
Mr Damian McGarvey
Age range: Help with this field
11 to 16
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
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URN: 103529, DfE number: 330/4333
UKPRN: 10018062
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Ofsted rating:
Serious Weaknesses (Last inspection: 10 May 2018)
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Religious character:
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
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Does not have a sixth form
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No Special Classes
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Valerie Allen Appointed by GB/board 30/04/2015 29/04/2019


Name Appointed by From To
Jemma McCann Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 04/07/2018 03/07/2022
Lynda Roan Appointed by GB/board 07/09/2016 06/09/2020
Ann Bowden Appointed by GB/board 30/04/2015 29/04/2019
David O'Donnell Appointed by GB/board 30/04/2015 29/04/2019
Jennifer Quinn Elected by school staff 30/04/2015 29/04/2019
Lorna West Appointed by GB/board 30/04/2015 29/04/2019
Damian McGarvey Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 13/03/2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Ian Cruise Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 17/03/2016 19/09/2018
RSC Region:
West Midlands
Government Office Region:
West Midlands
Parliamentary Constituency:
Birmingham, Northfield
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Birmingham 125
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Birmingham 125G

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