Establishment Rookery School

URN: 137168

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Rookery Road, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B21 9PY
Local authority
Birmingham (330)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Emma Balan
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 137168, DfE number: 330/2481
UKPRN: 10034611
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 1 February 2018)
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Religious character
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Religious ethos
Does not apply
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 August 2011
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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
16 February 2021
Type of SEN provision
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Type of resourced provision
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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
Hardeep Dhinju Appointed by GB/board 16 September 2020 31 August 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Karandeep Sehra Appointed by academy members 8 July 2020 8 July 2024
Maha Farah Elected by parents 26 February 2020 25 February 2024
Sukhdeep Kaur Nazran Elected by parents 25 January 2019 24 January 2023
Lucy Georgina Wild Appointed by academy members 4 July 2018 3 July 2022
Denise McMorrow Appointed by academy members 14 March 2018 13 March 2022


Name Appointed by From
Claire Marshall Original (signatory) members 28 June 2011
Donald Nelson Original (signatory) members 28 June 2011
Edwina Turner Original (signatory) members 28 June 2011
Geoffrey Rees Original (signatory) members 28 June 2011

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Emma Balan 16 December 2020 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Joseph McCormick 28 October 2013 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Sharmila Raju Trustee Elected by parents 29 March 2017 28 March 2021
Deborah Loane Accounting officer N/A 1 January 2016 15 December 2020
Irita Campbell Trustee Elected by school staff 31 October 2016 30 October 2020
Hardeep Dhinju Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 25 September 2019 25 September 2020
Karandeep Sehra Trustee Appointed by academy members 29 June 2016 28 June 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR)
West Midlands
Parliamentary constituency
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Birmingham 034
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Birmingham 034A

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