Establishment The Downs School

URN: 110102

Foundation school

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Address:
Manor Crescent, Compton, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 6AD
Local authority:
West Berkshire (869)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Chris Prosser
Phase of education:
Secondary
School type:
Foundation school
Federation:
The Downs Federation
Gender of entry:
Mixed
ID:
URN: 110102, DfE number: 869/5406
UKPRN: 10006654
Establishment status:
Open
Admissions policy:
Non-selective
Telephone:
01635270000
Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 07 June 2013)
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Religious character:
None
Diocese:
Not applicable
Boarders:
No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Has a sixth form
Number of pupils:
1279
Open date:
Reason establishment opened:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Closed date:
Reason establishment closed:
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 Opens a dialog
4.9%
Date last changed / confirmed:
05 January 2021
Type of SEN provision:
Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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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
Peter Clark Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 17 July 2020 16 July 2024

Governors

Governors
Name Appointed by From To
Eileen Sarris Elected by school staff 22 September 2020 21 September 2024
Alison McDonald Appointed by GB/board 08 September 2020 07 September 2024
Bonnie Brown Appointed by GB/board 08 September 2020 07 September 2024
Robert Bennie Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 15 October 2019 14 October 2023
Keith Taylor Appointed by GB/board 25 June 2019 24 June 2023
Craig Norford Nominated by LA and appointed by GB 11 February 2014 31 January 2023
Sarah Bean Appointed by GB/board 11 September 2018 10 September 2022
Bruce Carnegie Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 20 March 2018 08 July 2022
Richard Clarke Elected by parents 14 May 2018 13 May 2022
Adam Chantler Appointed by GB/board 20 March 2018 19 March 2022
Chris Prosser Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 07 June 2015 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Alison McDonald Governor Appointed by GB/board 06 September 2016 05 September 2020
Bonnie Brown Governor Appointed by GB/board 06 September 2016 05 September 2020
Peter Clark Chair of governors Persons who are appointed by the foundation body or sponsor (if applicable) 17 July 2012 16 July 2020
Craig Norford Governor Appointed by GB/board 11 February 2014 11 February 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
North-West London and South-Central England
Government office region (GOR):
South East
District:
West Berkshire
Ward:
Ridgeway
Parliamentary constituency:
Newbury
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Rural village
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
E06000037
Easting:
451908
Northing:
179635
Census ward:
Unknown
Middle super output area (MSOA):
West Berkshire 001
Lower super output area (LSOA):
West Berkshire 001B

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