Establishment Downham Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

URN: 115119

Voluntary controlled school

Download establishment data

Skip map
Church Road, Ramsden Heath, Billericay, Essex, CM11 1NU
Local authority:
Essex (881)
Mrs Susan Crace Leanne Gray
Age range: Help with age range field
5 to 11
Phase of education:
School type:
Voluntary controlled school
Gender of entry:
URN: 115119, DfE number: 881/3224
UKPRN: 10070993
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Website: Opens in new window
Ofsted rating:
Good (Last inspection: 29 June 2016)
Ofsted report Opens in new window
Data from other services:
Religious character:
Church of England
Diocese of Chelmsford
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
School capacity: Help with school capacity field
Number of pupils:
Open date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Close date / Reason:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No 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:
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
Resourced provision number on roll:
Resourced provision capacity:
SEN Unit number on roll:
SEN Unit capacity:

Legal duty to provide governance information

More details

All maintained school governing bodies and academy trusts have a legal duty to provide all of the governance information requested on this page in so far as it is available to them.

This will increase the transparency of governance arrangements. It will enable schools and the department to identify more quickly and accurately individuals who are involved in governance, and who govern in more than one context.

The information requested says nothing in itself about a person's suitability to govern. However, it is essential information for the department to be able to uniquely identify an individual and in a small number of cases conduct checks to confirm their suitability for this important and influential role.

You should provide all of the information requested insofar as it is available to you. A minimum set of information needs to be provided before a record can be saved.

A suggested privacy notice for schools is available for download: Opens in new window

Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Jonathon Steele Appointed by GB/board 12/06/2008 12/07/2023


Name Appointed by From To
Jane Gardner Elected by parents 14/10/2015 27/11/2023
Linda Anne Wright Foundation/sponsor members 01/08/2013 01/08/2023
Marianne Norman Appointed by LA 18/08/2014 02/10/2022
Lee Payne Elected by parents 19/03/2018 18/03/2022
Ian Hawkes Appointed by GB/board 25/09/2017 24/09/2021
Susan Walker Appointed by GB/board 26/03/2009 24/09/2021
Rebecca Proctor Elected by school staff 04/09/2013 03/09/2021
Leanne Gray Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 04/09/2017 Not recorded
Stephen Robertson Ex-officio foundation governor (appointed by foundation by virtue of the office they hold) 31/01/2006 Not recorded
Sue Crace Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 04/01/2010 Not recorded

Historic (left within last 12 months)

More details
Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Michael Plant Governor Elected by parents 18/03/2019 16/03/2020
Jim Hamilton Governor Appointed by GB/board 31/01/2019 19/12/2019
Simon Cox Governor Appointed by GB/board 09/12/2015 08/12/2019
RSC Region:
East of England and North-East London
Government Office Region:
East of England
South Hanningfield, Stock and Margaretting
Parliamentary Constituency:
Urban/Rural Description:
Urban city and town
GSS LA Code:
Census Ward:
Middle Super Output Area (MSOA):
Chelmsford 018
Lower Super Output Area (LSOA):
Chelmsford 018D

Age range

The age range that the establishment is legally allowed to make provision for.

School capacity

The number of pupil places the establishment can accommodate.

Free school meals

This shows whether a pupil's family have claimed eligibility for free school meals as reported in the annual spring school census. Parents are able to claim free school meals if they receive a qualifying benefit. This does not show pupils who actually received free school meals but those who are eligible to receive them.