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
Gender of entry
URN: 140863, DfE number: 330/4014
UKPRN: 10053408
Establishment status
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
1 September 2015
Reason establishment opened
New Provision
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
7 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not applicable
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Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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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
Ernest Addo-Boateng Elected by school staff 3 September 2021 2 September 2025
Katy Heather Watkin Elected by school staff 3 September 2021 2 September 2025
Deborah Catherine Youdell Appointed by academy members 31 March 2021 30 March 2025
Julie Allan Appointed by academy members 16 March 2017 2 December 2024
Nicola Bradfield Elected by parents 8 October 2020 8 October 2024
Anna Brinkworth Appointed by GB/board 1 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
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 7 March 2019 7 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
Cathy Gilbert Appointed by academy members 23 October 2018 23 October 2022
Richard Black Appointed by academy members 2 August 2018 2 August 2022


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 1 December 2014
Timothy Jones Foundation/sponsor members 24 March 2017

Accounting officer

Accounting officer
Name From To
Colin Townsend 1 September 2018 Not recorded

Chief financial officer

Chief financial officer
Name From To
Robin Haslam 2 May 2019 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
David Ashmore Trustee Elected by school staff 14 November 2018 31 August 2021
Eleanor Ellie Bryant Trustee Elected by school staff 10 December 2015 31 August 2021
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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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Age range

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School capacity

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Free school meals

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