Establishment West Down School

URN: 113172

Community school

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West Down, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 8NF
Local authority
Devon (878)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Su Carey
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 113172, DfE number: 878/2249
UKPRN: 10073275
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 2 October 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
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
3 July 2021
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll
Resourced provision capacity
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Andrew Dean Isaac Elected by parents 22 September 2020 27 November 2021


Name Appointed by From To
Sian Kate Barten Appointed by GB/board 18 June 2021 17 June 2025
Michael Hunt Appointed by GB/board 25 March 2021 24 March 2025
Faye Poynter Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 24 January 2019 24 January 2025
Debbie Jane Radley Elected by parents 9 October 2020 8 October 2024
Warren Thornton Elected by school staff 11 September 2020 10 September 2024
Chris Galloway Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2020 31 August 2024
Chris Townsend Appointed by GB/board 24 January 2019 23 January 2023
David Frederick Edward Spelman Appointed by foundation/Trust 3 January 2018 2 January 2022
Caroline Jean Raby Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 8 November 2016 7 November 2021
Susan Carey Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2011 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Donna Marie Wright Governor Appointed by GB/board 26 March 2020 14 June 2021
David Benjamin Richardson Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 12 December 2017 25 February 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
North Devon
Parliamentary constituency
North Devon
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
North Devon 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
North Devon 004B
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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