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Thorns Community College

URN: 103853

Foundation school

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Stockwell Avenue, Quarry Bank, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, DY5 2NU
Local authority:
Dudley (332)
Mr Manny Kelay
Age range: Help with this field
11 to 16
Phase of education:
School type:
Foundation school
The Stourbridge Educational Trust
Gender of entry:
URN: 103853, DfE number: 332/4018
UKPRN: 10015968
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Comprehensive (secondary)
Ofsted rating:
Inadequate (Last inspection: 05 May 2016)
Ofsted report
Religious character:
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Number of pupils:
Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Close date / Reason:
For Academy
Special classes:
No Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with this field
Type of SEN provision:
PD - Physical Disability
Type of resourced provision:
Resource Provision
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Name Role Appointed by From To
David Adams Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 13/06/2016 30/08/2017
Dennis Hodson Chair of governors Appointed by foundation/Trust 16/06/2014 30/08/2017
Gary Baker Governor Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 20/05/2015 30/08/2017
Glenn Webb Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 21/10/2015 30/08/2017
Heather Hughes Governor Foundation/sponsor members 12/09/2014 30/08/2017
Julie Lees Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 01/09/2016 30/08/2017
Nelson Rodrigues Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 04/11/2015 30/08/2017
Tina Walker Governor Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 30/06/2014 30/08/2017
RSC Region:
West Midlands
Government Office Region:
West Midlands
Lye and Stourbridge North
Parliamentary Constituency:
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
GSS LA Code:
Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Dudley 027
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Dudley 027A

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