Establishment Ferndale Primary School

URN: 103982

Community school

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Ferndale Avenue, Great Barr, Birmingham, West Midlands, B43 5QF
Local authority
Sandwell (333)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Ruth Gillett
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 103982, DfE number: 333/2177
UKPRN: 10068840
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Requires improvement (Last inspection: 15 November 2018)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
26 April 2021
Type of SEN provision
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability and ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Type of resourced provision
Resourced provision
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity

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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Steve Sparkes Appointed by LA 2 March 2020 3 March 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Deborah Lynch Elected by parents 14 October 2020 13 October 2024
Kirsty Arrowsmith Elected by parents 14 October 2020 13 October 2024
Richard Evans Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2020 31 August 2024
Baksho Hayer Appointed by GB/board 13 July 2020 12 July 2024
James Ellis Appointed by GB/board 13 July 2020 12 July 2024
Martin Rose Appointed by GB/board 13 July 2020 12 July 2024
Rachel Sutton Appointed by GB/board 30 March 2020 31 March 2024
Ben Sansom Elected by school staff 1 November 2019 5 January 2024
Adam Slack Appointed by GB/board 13 July 2019 14 July 2023
Jennifer Lawton Appointed by GB/board 30 March 2019 31 March 2023
Christopher Pritchard Appointed by GB/board 1 July 2014 29 June 2022
Gianjeet Hunjan Appointed by GB/board 1 July 2014 29 June 2022
Paul Graham Appointed by GB/board 15 January 2018 14 January 2022
Ruth Gillett Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 11 April 2016 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Judith Jackson Governor Elected by parents 19 October 2016 18 October 2020
Aideen Blackborough Governor Elected by parents 7 July 2019 29 June 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR)
West Midlands
Parliamentary constituency
West Bromwich East
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Sandwell 011
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Sandwell 011A

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Free school meals

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