Establishment James Brindley School

URN: 139526

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Single-academy trust: JAMES BRINDLEY SCHOOL

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Bell Barn Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2AF
Local authority
Birmingham (330)
Headteacher / Principal
Mr Hardip Bissell
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
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Single-academy trust
Gender of entry
URN: 139526, DfE number: 330/7063
UKPRN: 10035988
Establishment status
Admissions policy
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Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 18 January 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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Religious ethos
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils
Section 41 approved
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Open date
1 April 2013
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
19 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Alastair Cowen Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2021 2 July 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Rebecca Louise Lloyd Appointed by GB/board 4 December 2017 3 December 2025
Gemma Bowes Appointed by GB/board 19 July 2021 18 July 2025
Jasmin Hamilton Elected by parents 24 May 2021 23 May 2025
Ya Feng Appointed by GB/board 24 May 2021 23 May 2025
Claire Marshall Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2021 31 March 2025
Kate Kirwan Elected by parents 26 January 2021 25 January 2025
Abid Khan Appointed by GB/board 6 July 2020 5 July 2024
Joseph Wood Appointed by GB/board 6 July 2020 5 July 2024
Fay Holland Appointed by GB/board 10 February 2020 9 February 2024
Kaleigh Grainger Appointed by GB/board 10 February 2020 9 February 2024
Ben Sullivan Elected by school staff 22 May 2019 22 May 2023
Simon Lee Elected by school staff 22 May 2019 22 May 2023
Hardip Singh Bissell Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2019 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Alastair Cowen Appointed by academy members 4 February 2016
Claire Marshall Original (signatory) members 1 April 2013
David Marriott Appointed by academy members 7 December 2020

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Hardip Singh Bissell 1 September 2019 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Michael Burton 1 April 2015 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Alastair Cowen Trustee Appointed by GB/board 6 July 2015 31 August 2021
Claire Marshall Chair of trustees Appointed by GB/board 1 October 2007 31 August 2021
Jayne Ann Hinchliffe Trustee Elected by school staff 1 September 2017 31 August 2021
James Brown Trustee Appointed by GB/board 10 October 2011 31 March 2021
Christopher Alan Jeff Trustee Elected by parents 26 January 2017 25 January 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR)
West Midlands
Parliamentary constituency
Birmingham, Ladywood
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Birmingham 134
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Birmingham 134C
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