Establishment Willingdon Community School

URN: 114592

Community school

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Broad Road, Lower Willingdon, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 9QX
Local authority
East Sussex (845)
Headteacher / Principal
Ms Emily Beer
Phase of education
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
URN: 114592, DfE number: 845/4039
UKPRN: 10015514
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 13 June 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
No 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
17 November 2021
Type of SEN provision
HI - Hearing Impairment
Type of resourced provision
Resourced provision
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
Clive Hale Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2020 31 August 2024


Name Appointed by From To
James Martin Elected by parents 6 June 2021 5 June 2025
Jane Branson Appointed by GB/board 6 June 2021 5 June 2025
Tom Lawson Appointed by GB/board 4 November 2020 3 November 2024
David Wakefield Appointed by GB/board 30 October 2020 29 October 2024
Emily Beer Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2016 31 August 2024
Joanna Saunders Elected by parents 19 March 2020 18 March 2024
Oliver Marlow Appointed by GB/board 5 December 2019 4 December 2023
Brett Levett Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2019 31 August 2023
Colin Etwell Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2019 31 August 2023
Catherine Johnson Elected by school staff 19 September 2018 18 September 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Barbara Robinson Governor Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 19 November 2017 18 November 2021
Jane Branson Governor Elected by parents 6 June 2017 5 June 2021
Richard Winton Governor Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2015 7 May 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
Lower Willingdon
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Wealden 021
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Wealden 021E
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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