Establishment The University of Birmingham School

URN: 140863

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Weoley Park Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham, B29 6QU
Local authority:
Birmingham (330)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Colin Townsend
Phase of education:
School type:
Free schools
Single-academy trust:
Gender of entry:
URN: 140863, DfE number: 330/4014
UKPRN: 10053408
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Admissions policy:
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 19 April 2018)
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Religious character:
Not recorded
Religious ethos:
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils:
Section 41 approved:
Not applicable
Open date / Reason:
01 September 2015
New Provision
Closed date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not recorded
Special classes:
Not applicable
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
Date last changed / confirmed:
25 November 2020
Type of SEN provision:
Type of resourced provision:
Not applicable
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Chair of trustees

Chair of trustees
Name Appointed by From To
Jeff Bale Appointed by academy members 22 March 2019 22 March 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Nicola Bradfield Elected by parents 08 October 2020 08 October 2024
Eleanor Ellie Bryant Elected by school staff 10 December 2015 31 August 2024
Anna Brinkworth Appointed by GB/board 01 April 2020 31 March 2024
Andrew Peterson Appointed by academy members 11 December 2019 11 December 2023
Stephen Washbourne Appointed by academy members 10 December 2015 10 December 2023
Claudia Favero Elected by parents 27 June 2019 27 June 2023
Jane Millard Appointed by academy members 27 June 2019 27 June 2023
Mark Senior Appointed by academy members 27 June 2019 27 June 2023
Joey Islam Appointed by academy members 26 June 2015 26 June 2023
Natalie Howard Appointed by academy members 07 March 2019 07 March 2023
Fionnuala O'Connor Appointed by academy members 15 February 2019 15 February 2023
Prem Kumar Appointed by academy members 15 February 2019 15 February 2023
David Ashmore Elected by school staff 14 November 2018 14 November 2022
Cathy Gilbert Appointed by academy members 23 October 2018 23 October 2022
Richard Black Appointed by academy members 02 August 2018 02 August 2022
Julie Allan Appointed by academy members 16 March 2017 16 March 2021


Name Appointed by From
Christopher Banks Foundation/sponsor members 22 February 2012
David Eastwood Foundation/sponsor members 22 February 2012
Jeffrey Bale Foundation/sponsor members 22 March 2019
Richard Haywood Foundation/sponsor members 01 December 2014
Timothy Jones Foundation/sponsor members 24 March 2017

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Colin Townsend 01 September 2018 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Robin Haslam 02 May 2019 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Kirandeep Saini Trustee Appointed by GB/board 21 January 2019 31 January 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
West Midlands
Government office region (GOR):
West Midlands
Weoley & Selly Oak
Parliamentary constituency:
Birmingham, Northfield
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Birmingham 099
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Birmingham 099D

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