The Brier School

URN: 103878

Community special school

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Bromley Lane, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 8QN
Local authority:
Dudley (332)
Mr Russell Hinton
Age range: Help with this field
4 to 16
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Community special school
Gender of entry:
URN: 103878, DfE number: 332/7002
UKPRN: 10017740
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 08 December 2015)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
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Open date / Reason:
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Close date / Reason:
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Special classes:
Has Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with this field
Type of SEN provision:
SLCN - Speech, language and Communication and MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Name Appointed by From To
Paul Andrew Hill Appointed by GB/board 27/11/2017 07/12/2018


Name Appointed by From To
Russell Hinton Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/01/2005 31/12/2020
Lisa Butcher Appointed by GB/board 29/04/2016 28/04/2020
Jayne Wothers Appointed by GB/board 10/12/2015 09/12/2019
Denise Emery Appointed by GB/board 18/10/2015 17/10/2019
Lisa Woodfield Appointed by GB/board 18/10/2015 17/10/2019
Denise Tipper Appointed by GB/board 23/03/2015 22/03/2019
Jennifer Smith Appointed by GB/board 23/03/2015 22/03/2019
Carol Millward Elected by school staff 28/09/2014 27/09/2018

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Name Role Appointed by From To
Roger Timmins Chair of governors Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 03/11/2014 26/11/2017
Alison Christine Whitnall Governor Appointed by GB/board 17/07/2014 16/07/2017
Anne Cook Governor Appointed by GB/board 17/07/2014 16/07/2017
RSC Region:
West Midlands
Government Office Region:
West Midlands
Kingswinford South
Parliamentary Constituency:
Dudley South
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban major conurbation
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Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Dudley 019
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Dudley 019D

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