Establishment Ferndale Primary School

URN: 103982

Community school

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Ferndale Avenue, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B43 5QF
Local authority:
Sandwell (333)
Mrs Ruth Gillett
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3 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 103982, DfE number: 333/2177
UKPRN: 10068840
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Ofsted rating:
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 15 November 2018)
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Religious character:
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Type of SEN provision:
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability and ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Type of resourced provision:
Resource Provision
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Chair of governors

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Name Appointed by From To
Ben Sansom Elected by school staff 01/11/2019 05/01/2024
Adam Slack Appointed by GB/board 13/07/2019 14/07/2023
Aideen Blackborough Elected by parents 07/07/2019 08/07/2023
Jennifer Lawton Appointed by GB/board 30/03/2019 31/03/2023
Christopher Pritchard Appointed by GB/board 01/07/2014 29/06/2022
Gianjeet Hunjan Appointed by GB/board 01/07/2014 29/06/2022
Paul Graham Appointed by GB/board 15/01/2018 14/01/2022
Judith Jackson Elected by parents 19/10/2016 18/10/2020
Richard Evans Appointed by GB/board 01/09/2016 31/08/2020

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Ruth Gillett Governor Elected by school staff 11/04/2016 10/04/2020
Steve Sparkes Chair of governors Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 14/03/2016 13/03/2020
Ben Sansom Governor Elected by school staff 02/11/2015 01/11/2019
Sakinah Ife Governor Appointed by GB/board 16/07/2018 31/08/2019
RSC Region:
West Midlands
Government Office Region:
West Midlands
Parliamentary Constituency:
West Bromwich East
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Sandwell 011
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Sandwell 011A

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