Establishment Downs View Special School

URN: 114680

Community special school

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Warren Road, Woodingdean, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 6BB
Local authority:
Brighton and Hove (846)
Mr Adrian Carver
Age range: Help with age range field
3 to 19
Phase of education:
Not applicable
School type:
Community special school
Gender of entry:
URN: 114680, DfE number: 846/7006
UKPRN: 10015666
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
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Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 17 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:
Has a sixth form
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Number of pupils:
Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
Has Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals: Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field
Date last changed / confirmed:
Type of SEN provision:
VI - Visual Impairment, SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty and SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision:
SEN Unit
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Resourced provision capacity:
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Chris Girvan Appointed by LA 26/02/2018 14/06/2022


Name Appointed by From To
Andy Crosby Appointed by GB/board 15/10/2012 01/03/2023
Jennie Chapman Appointed by GB/board 19/06/2006 01/03/2023
Julie Champion Appointed by GB/board 29/11/2004 01/03/2023
Mitch Egan Appointed by GB/board 04/02/2013 01/03/2023
Richard Inwood Appointed by GB/board 15/10/2012 01/03/2023
Sally Howell Appointed by GB/board 14/10/2013 01/03/2023
Jill Sawyer Appointed by GB/board 15/06/2010 14/06/2022
Tara Lyons Appointed by GB/board 26/02/2018 25/02/2022
Eddie Murphy Appointed by GB/board 17/12/2017 16/12/2021
Jacqui Shepherd Appointed by GB/board 17/12/2017 16/12/2021
Glenn Peckham Elected by school staff 02/11/2009 15/12/2021
Amanda Mortensen Elected by parents 05/12/2005 04/12/2021
Caroline Akhurst Appointed by GB/board 04/12/2017 03/12/2021
Ro St John Appointed by GB/board 05/12/2016 04/12/2020
David Rafferty Elected by parents 06/10/2017 05/10/2020
Adrian Carver Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2004 Not recorded
RSC Region:
South-East England and South London
Government Office Region:
South East
Brighton and Hove
Parliamentary Constituency:
Brighton, Kemptown
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
GSS LA Code:
Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Brighton and Hove 017
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Brighton and Hove 017A

Age range

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School capacity

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