Establishment Woodlands Academy of Learning

URN: 138343

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Bloxwich Road North, Short Heath, Willenhall, West Midlands, WV12 5PR
Local authority
Walsall (335)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Tamsin Newton
Phase of education
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 138343, DfE number: 335/2118
UKPRN: 10037782
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 11 July 2017)
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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
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 July 2012
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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
9 April 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Robert Lawrence Appointed by GB/board 11 October 2020 10 October 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Ian Whitehouse Elected by parents 27 November 2020 26 November 2024
Natalia Hill Appointed by foundation/Trust 27 November 2020 26 November 2024
Russell Eynon Appointed by GB/board 17 March 2020 16 March 2024
Lisa Macey Elected by parents 5 November 2019 4 November 2023
Kate Glanville Appointed by GB/board 24 August 2019 23 August 2023
Julia Jackson Elected by school staff 25 September 2018 24 September 2022
Susan Spriggs Appointed by GB/board 20 September 2018 19 September 2022
Daniel Barker Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 31 March 2018 30 March 2022
Jayne Graham Elected by school staff 19 October 2017 18 October 2021


Name Appointed by From
Alison Fisher Original (signatory) members 21 May 2012
David Wills Original (signatory) members 21 May 2012
Lesley Lowe Original (signatory) members 21 May 2012
Roger Butt Original (signatory) members 21 May 2012

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Tamsin Newton 27 April 2015 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Victoria Baker 28 April 2014 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Matthew Reid Trustee Appointed by academy members 28 February 2019 20 October 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR)
West Midlands
Short Heath
Parliamentary constituency
Walsall North
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Walsall 019
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Walsall 019B

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Free school meals

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