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 age range field
11 to 19
Phase of education:
School type:
Free schools
Single-academy trust:
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URN: 140863, DfE number: 330/4014
UKPRN: 10053408
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 19 April 2018)
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Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
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Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
New Provision
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Special classes:
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Jeff Bale Appointed by academy members 22/03/2019 22/03/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Andrew Peterson Appointed by academy members 11/12/2019 11/12/2023
Stephen Washbourne Appointed by academy members 10/12/2015 10/12/2023
Claudia Favero Elected by parents 27/06/2019 27/06/2023
Jane Millard Appointed by academy members 27/06/2019 27/06/2023
Mark Senior Appointed by academy members 27/06/2019 27/06/2023
Joey Islam Appointed by academy members 26/06/2015 26/06/2023
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
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
Julie Allan Appointed by academy members 16/03/2017 16/03/2021
Eleanor Ellie Bryant Elected by school staff 10/12/2015 31/08/2020


Name Appointed by From
Christopher Banks Foundation/sponsor members 22/02/2012
David Eastwood Foundation/sponsor members 22/02/2012
Jeffrey Bale Foundation/sponsor members 22/03/2019
Richard Haywood Foundation/sponsor members 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
Robin Haslam 02/05/2019 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Kirandeep Saini Trustee Appointed by GB/board 21/01/2019 31/01/2020
David Davies Trustee Appointed by academy members 16/03/2017 31/08/2019
James Arthur Trustee N/A 03/07/2013 31/08/2019
Lee Sanders Trustee N/A 22/02/2012 31/08/2019
Kara Griffiths Chief financial officer N/A 27/06/2016 01/05/2019
RSC Region:
West Midlands
Government Office Region:
West Midlands
Weoley & Selly Oak
Parliamentary Constituency:
Birmingham, Northfield
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Birmingham 099
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Birmingham 099D

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