Establishment James Brindley School

URN: 139526

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Bell Barn Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2AF
Local authority:
Birmingham (330)
Mr Hardip Bissell
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2 to 19
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Not applicable
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URN: 139526, DfE number: 330/7063
UKPRN: 10035988
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 18 January 2017)
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Special classes:
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Claire Marshall Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2007 31/03/2021


Name Appointed by From To
Abid Khan Appointed by GB/board 06/07/2020 05/07/2024
Joseph Wood Appointed by GB/board 06/07/2020 05/07/2024
Fay Holland Appointed by GB/board 10/02/2020 09/02/2024
Kaleigh Grainger Appointed by GB/board 10/02/2020 09/02/2024
Alastair Cowen Appointed by GB/board 06/07/2015 02/07/2023
Ben Sullivan Elected by school staff 22/05/2019 22/05/2023
Simon Lee Elected by school staff 22/05/2019 22/05/2023
Rebecca Louise Lloyd Appointed by GB/board 04/12/2017 03/12/2021
Jayne Ann Hinchliffe Elected by school staff 01/09/2017 31/08/2021
James Brown Appointed by GB/board 10/10/2011 31/03/2021
Mark Harvey Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2007 31/03/2021
Christopher Alan Jeff Elected by parents 26/01/2017 25/01/2021
David Marriott Elected by parents 07/01/2017 06/01/2021
Hardip Singh Bissell Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2019 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Alastair Cowen Appointed by academy members 04/02/2016
Claire Marshall Original (signatory) members 01/04/2013
Mark Harvey Appointed by GB/board 01/10/2007
Melissa Daly Appointed by academy members 09/12/2019

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
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Hardip Singh Bissell 01/09/2019 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
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Michael Burton 01/04/2015 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
John Bradshaw Accounting officer N/A 15/09/2014 31/08/2019
RSC Region:
West Midlands
Government Office Region:
West Midlands
Parliamentary Constituency:
Birmingham, Ladywood
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Birmingham 134
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Birmingham 134C

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