Establishment Downderry Primary School

URN: 100679

Community school

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Downderry Road, Downham, Bromley, Kent, BR1 5QL
Local authority
Lewisham (209)
Headteacher / Principal
Dr David Gifford
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 100679, DfE number: 209/2163
UKPRN: 10074643
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 18 May 2016)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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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
2 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Keith Elliott Appointed by GB/board 7 March 2021 7 March 2025


Name Appointed by From To
Chiara Margherita Santoro Elected by parents 5 November 2020 4 November 2024
Irene Fava Elected by parents 5 November 2020 4 November 2024
Karen Ann Cheney Appointed by GB/board 3 October 2020 2 October 2024
Richard Green Elected by school staff 17 March 2020 16 March 2024
Alison Pickard Appointed by GB/board 10 November 2019 9 November 2023
Paula Lewis Appointed by GB/board 5 March 2019 4 March 2023
Andrew Arthur Smith Nominated by other body and appointed by GB 24 April 2018 23 April 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Patrick Francis Mulhern Governor Appointed by GB/board 7 March 2017 7 March 2021
Abiramy Saravanabavan Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 31 October 2016 31 October 2020
Satwinder Maheroo Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 31 October 2016 31 October 2020
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
Parliamentary constituency
Lewisham East
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Lewisham 037
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Lewisham 037D
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