Establishment Wood Green Academy

URN: 136616

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Single-academy trust: WOOD GREEN ACADEMY

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Wood Green Road, Wednesbury, West Midlands, WS10 9QU
Local authority
Sandwell (333)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr James Topham
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 136616, DfE number: 333/4024
UKPRN: 10033330
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 27 February 2020)
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Religious character
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 April 2011
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
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
Victoria Millward Appointed by GB/board 20 September 2021 20 September 2022


Name Appointed by From To
Calvin Robert Hussey Appointed by GB/board 30 January 2017 18 January 2025
Darren Rhodes Appointed by GB/board 17 November 2020 16 November 2024
Gurnam BERDESHA Appointed by GB/board 26 November 2012 20 September 2024
Adam Rashid Mohammed Appointed by GB/board 7 March 2016 21 July 2024
Michael Holder Appointed by GB/board 23 May 2016 23 May 2024
Naurin Roohi Ahmed Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 19 March 2019 18 March 2023
Anil Grover Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 26 September 2018 26 September 2022
John Blackband Appointed by GB/board 1 April 2011 19 July 2022
Saima Naqvi Appointed by GB/board 19 April 2018 19 April 2022
Victoria Millward Appointed by GB/board 26 February 2018 26 February 2022
James Topham Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2014 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Paul Bernard Francis Appointed by GB/board 1 February 2016
Sarah Tranter Appointed by academy members 14 May 2018
Stewart Gill Appointed by academy members 14 May 2018

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
James Topham 1 September 2014 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Peter Hesslegrave 1 April 2011 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Matthew Johnson Trustee Appointed by GB/board 12 June 2019 20 September 2021
Paul Bernard Francis Trustee Appointed by GB/board 1 April 2011 20 September 2021
Paul Francis Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 21 September 2020 20 September 2021
Timothy Malcolm Portass Trustee Appointed by GB/board 4 November 2019 20 September 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR)
West Midlands
Wednesbury North
Parliamentary constituency
West Bromwich West
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Sandwell 001
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Sandwell 001A
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Age range

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School capacity

The number of pupil places the establishment can accommodate.

Free school meals

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