Establishment Abbey Infant School

URN: 103930

Community school

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Maurice Road, Smethwick, West Midlands, B67 5LR
Local authority:
Sandwell (333)
Headteacher / Principal:
Dr Richard Kentish
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 103930, DfE number: 333/2102
UKPRN: 10070964
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Admissions policy:
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Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 17 October 2017)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Not recorded
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Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Robert Hart Appointed by GB/board 03/12/2019 02/12/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Richard Kentish Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2014 31/12/2024
Ben Churchill Appointed by GB/board 01/12/2020 30/11/2024
Lisa Simmons Appointed by GB/board 01/12/2020 30/11/2024
Pamela Eling Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 03/07/2018 08/07/2023
Phil Jones Appointed by LA 09/07/2019 08/07/2023
Neal Price Elected by parents 18/01/2019 17/01/2023
Miriam Atkins Elected by parents 06/11/2018 04/11/2022
Jane Gowing Appointed by GB/board 07/07/2014 02/07/2022
Laura Elizabeth Wheatly Appointed by GB/board 07/07/2014 02/07/2022
Martin Patrick McGowan Elected by school staff 07/07/2014 02/07/2022
Patrick Redmond Appointed by GB/board 18/09/2019 02/07/2022
Ahmad Hayat Elected by school staff 08/01/2018 07/01/2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Lisa Simmons Governor Appointed by GB/board 06/12/2016 05/12/2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR):
West Midlands
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Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
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Middle super output area (MSOA):
Sandwell 034
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Sandwell 034E

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