Establishment James Brindley School

URN: 139526

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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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URN: 139526, DfE number: 330/7063
UKPRN: 10035988
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Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 18 January 2017)
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Religious character:
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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:
Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
01 April 2013
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Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
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Special classes:
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed:
08 January 2021
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Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Claire Marshall Appointed by GB/board 01 October 2007 31 March 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Abid Khan Appointed by GB/board 06 July 2020 05 July 2024
Joseph Wood Appointed by GB/board 06 July 2020 05 July 2024
Fay Holland Appointed by GB/board 10 February 2020 09 February 2024
Kaleigh Grainger Appointed by GB/board 10 February 2020 09 February 2024
Alastair Cowen Appointed by GB/board 06 July 2015 02 July 2023
Ben Sullivan Elected by school staff 22 May 2019 22 May 2023
Simon Lee Elected by school staff 22 May 2019 22 May 2023
Rebecca Louise Lloyd Appointed by GB/board 04 December 2017 03 December 2021
Jayne Ann Hinchliffe Elected by school staff 01 September 2017 31 August 2021
James Brown Appointed by GB/board 10 October 2011 31 March 2021
Christopher Alan Jeff Elected by parents 26 January 2017 25 January 2021
Hardip Singh Bissell Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01 September 2019 Not recorded


Name Appointed by From
Alastair Cowen Appointed by academy members 04 February 2016
Claire Marshall Original (signatory) members 01 April 2013
David Marriott Appointed by academy members 07 December 2020
Melissa Daly Appointed by academy members 09 December 2019

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Hardip Singh Bissell 01 September 2019 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Michael Burton 01 April 2015 Not recorded
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:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Birmingham 134
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Birmingham 134C

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