Establishment Blue Coat Church of England Academy

URN: 138606

Academy sponsor led

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Birmingham Street, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 2ND
Local authority:
Walsall (335)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr David Smith
Age range: Help with age range field
11 to 18
Phase of education:
School type:
Academy sponsor led
Academy sponsor:
Diocese of Lichfield
Gender of entry:
URN: 138606, DfE number: 335/4004
UKPRN: 10038039
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 30 January 2018)
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Religious character:
Church of England
Diocese of Lichfield
Religious ethos:
Church of England
Not applicable
Nursery provision:
Not applicable
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils:
Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
New Provision
Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not recorded
Special classes:
Not applicable
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field
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Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Huw Bishop Foundation/sponsor members 01/09/2017 31/07/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Matthew Welton Appointed by foundation/Trust 24/09/2020 23/09/2024
Lynda Briggs Appointed by foundation/Trust 19/12/2019 18/12/2023
Lauren Parker Appointed by foundation/Trust 12/11/2018 12/11/2022
Joy Roberts Appointed by GB/board 12/09/2016 12/09/2022
Anthony Orlik Appointed by GB/board 12/09/2016 11/09/2022
Stephen Rayner Foundation/sponsor members 01/09/2016 31/08/2022
Kym Jones Appointed by foundation/Trust 18/05/2017 09/07/2022
Richard Everitt Elected by school staff 01/11/2016 13/12/2021
Pamela Mills Elected by parents 03/11/2016 08/12/2021
David James Smith Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2016 Not recorded
James Trood Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 01/03/2015 Not recorded
Jaswinder Sohal Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 01/09/2015 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Claire Shaw Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 01/09/2018
Huw Bishop Foundation/sponsor members 01/09/2012
Jaswinder Sohal Foundation/sponsor members 01/09/2015

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
David Smith 01/09/2016 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Deborah Deeming 22/05/2017 Not recorded
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR):
West Midlands
St Matthew's
Parliamentary constituency:
Walsall South
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Walsall 030
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Walsall 030B

Age range

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School capacity

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Free school meals

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