Establishment Wood Green Academy

URN: 136616

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Wood Green Road, Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 9QU
Local authority:
Sandwell (333)
Mr James Topham
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11 to 18
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URN: 136616, DfE number: 333/4024
UKPRN: 10033330
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 16 May 2012)
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No boarders
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Official sixth form:
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No Special Classes
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Paul Francis Appointed by GB/board 24/09/2018 24/09/2019


Name Appointed by From To
Matthew Johnson Appointed by GB/board 12/06/2019 11/06/2023
Stuart David Webb Appointed by GB/board 21/03/2019 20/03/2023
Naurin Roohi Ahmed Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 19/03/2019 18/03/2023
Anil Grover Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 26/09/2018 26/09/2022
John Blackband Appointed by GB/board 01/04/2011 19/07/2022
Paul Bernard Francis Appointed by GB/board 01/04/2011 13/05/2022
Saima Naqvi Appointed by GB/board 19/04/2018 19/04/2022
Victoria Millward Appointed by GB/board 26/02/2018 26/02/2022
Calvin Robert Hussey Appointed by GB/board 30/01/2017 30/01/2021
Darren Rhodes Appointed by GB/board 14/11/2016 14/11/2020
G BERDESHA Appointed by GB/board 26/11/2012 14/11/2020
Michael Holder Appointed by GB/board 23/05/2016 23/05/2020
Adam Rashid Mohammed Appointed by GB/board 07/03/2016 23/03/2020
Sarah Tranter Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 21/03/2016 21/03/2020
James Topham Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2014 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Paul Bernard Francis Appointed by GB/board 01/02/2016
Sarah Tranter Appointed by academy members 14/05/2018
Stewart Gill Appointed by academy members 14/05/2018

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
James Topham 01/09/2014 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Peter Hesslegrave 01/04/2011 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
D FELLOWS Trustee Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 29/03/2018 13/05/2019
Ian Kirk Trustee Appointed by GB/board 01/04/2011 19/11/2018
Stewart Gill Trustee Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 23/05/2016 24/09/2018
RSC Region:
West Midlands
Government Office Region:
West Midlands
Wednesbury North
Parliamentary Constituency:
West Bromwich West
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Sandwell 001
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Sandwell 001A

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