Establishment The University of Birmingham School

URN: 140863

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Weoley Park Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6QU
Local authority:
Birmingham (330)
Mr Colin Townsend
Age range: Help with this field
11 to 19
Phase of education:
School type:
Free schools
Single academy trust:
Gender of entry:
URN: 140863, DfE number: 330/4014
UKPRN: 10053408
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Admissions policy:
Not recorded
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 19 April 2018)
Ofsted report
Religious character:
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Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
New Provision
Close date / Reason:
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Special classes:
Not applicable
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Jeff Bale Appointed by academy members 22/03/2019 13/12/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Natalie Howard Appointed by academy members 07/03/2019 07/03/2023
Fionnuala O'Connor Appointed by academy members 15/02/2019 15/02/2023
Prem Kumar Appointed by academy members 15/02/2019 15/02/2023
Kirandeep Saini Appointed by GB/board 21/01/2019 21/01/2023
David Ashmore Elected by school staff 14/11/2018 14/11/2022
Cathy Gilbert Appointed by academy members 23/10/2018 23/10/2022
Richard Black Appointed by academy members 02/08/2018 02/08/2022
David Davies Appointed by academy members 16/03/2017 16/03/2020
Julie Allan Appointed by academy members 16/03/2017 16/03/2020
Christopher Banks N/A 12/12/2012 Not recorded
Eleanor Ellie Bryant N/A 10/12/2015 Not recorded
James Arthur N/A 03/07/2013 Not recorded
Joey Islam N/A 26/06/2015 Not recorded
Lee Sanders N/A 22/02/2012 Not recorded
Stephen Washbourne N/A 10/12/2015 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Christopher Banks N/A 22/02/2012
David Eastwood N/A 22/02/2012
Michael Clarke N/A 22/02/2012
Richard Haywood N/A 01/12/2014
Timothy Jones Foundation/sponsor members 24/03/2017

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Colin Townsend 01/09/2018 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Kara Griffiths 27/06/2016 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Christopher Banks Chair of trustees N/A 10/12/2015 21/03/2019
Jeff Bale Trustee Appointed by academy members 13/12/2018 21/03/2019
Julie Gilson Trustee Appointed by academy members 23/12/2016 23/10/2018
Natalie Howard Trustee Elected by school staff 23/12/2016 01/09/2018
Michael Roden Accounting officer N/A 01/04/2014 31/08/2018
RSC Region:
West Midlands
Government Office Region:
West Midlands
Parliamentary Constituency:
Birmingham, Northfield
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Birmingham 099
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Birmingham 099D

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