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
Age range: Help with age range field
11 to 18
Phase of education:
School type:
Academy sponsor led
Gender of entry:
URN: 136347, DfE number: 334/4661
UKPRN: 10032599
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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
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Number of pupils:
Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
New Provision
Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Michael Russell Appointed by GB/board 20/10/2010 20/10/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Angela Gilbride Appointed by GB/board 23/09/2020 23/09/2024
James Joseph Coughlan Appointed by GB/board 25/09/2019 25/09/2023
Greg Keenan Appointed by GB/board 20/10/2010 20/10/2022
Robert Wilcher Appointed by GB/board 20/10/2010 20/10/2022
Christopher Fitzpatrick Appointed by GB/board 07/10/2015 06/10/2022
Shaun Wilson Appointed by GB/board 06/10/2015 05/10/2022
Gerrard Hetherton Appointed by GB/board 29/11/2017 28/11/2021


Name Appointed by From
Greg Keegan Foundation/sponsor members 20/10/2010
Michael Russell Foundation/sponsor members 20/10/2010
Robert Wilcher Foundation/sponsor members 20/10/2010

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Brendan McGurran 15/02/2020 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Rachel Prince 07/07/2014 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Jeanette Richens Trustee Appointed by GB/board 06/10/2015 08/07/2020
Jennifer McGuirk Accounting officer N/A 17/02/2014 14/02/2020
Carol Denise Harris Trustee Elected by parents 10/01/2017 30/01/2020
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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