Establishment John Henry Newman Catholic College

URN: 136347

Academy sponsor led

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Chelmsley Road, Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham, West Midlands, B37 5GA
Local authority
Solihull (334)
Headteacher / Principal
Brendan McGurran
Phase of education
School type
Academy sponsor led
Gender of entry
URN: 136347, DfE number: 334/4661
UKPRN: 10032599
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 10 November 2016)
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Religious character
Roman Catholic
Archdiocese of Birmingham
Religious ethos
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 January 2011
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
7 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Angela Gilbride Appointed by GB/board 2 December 2020 23 September 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Louise O'Rourke Elected by school staff 5 May 2021 5 May 2026
Leon Dennis Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2021 31 August 2025
Cieran Flaherty Appointed by GB/board 2 December 2020 2 December 2024
Angela Gilbride Appointed by GB/board 23 September 2020 23 September 2024
James Joseph Coughlan Appointed by GB/board 25 September 2019 25 September 2023
Greg Keenan Appointed by GB/board 20 October 2010 20 October 2022
Robert Wilcher Appointed by GB/board 20 October 2010 20 October 2022
Christopher Fitzpatrick Appointed by GB/board 7 October 2015 6 October 2022
Shaun Wilson Appointed by GB/board 6 October 2015 5 October 2022
Gerrard Hetherton Appointed by GB/board 29 November 2017 28 November 2021


Name Appointed by From
Angela Gilbride Foundation/sponsor members 20 October 2010
Bishop Challoner Catholic College Foundation/sponsor members 20 October 2010
Greg Keegan Foundation/sponsor members 20 October 2010
Robert Wilcher Foundation/sponsor members 20 October 2010

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Brendan McGurran 15 February 2020 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Rachel Prince 7 July 2014 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Michael Russell Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 20 October 2010 31 December 2020
Michael Russell Member Foundation/sponsor members 20 October 2010 31 December 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR)
West Midlands
Kingshurst and Fordbridge
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Solihull 007
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Solihull 007B
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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