Establishment Downs Junior School

URN: 114366

Community school

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Rugby Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6ED
Local authority:
Brighton and Hove (846)
Headteacher / Principal:
Mr Giovanni Franceschi
Phase of education:
School type:
Community school
Gender of entry:
URN: 114366, DfE number: 846/2009
UKPRN: 10070656
Establishment status:
Admissions policy:
Not applicable
Ofsted rating:
Outstanding (Last inspection: 16 March 2011)
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Religious character:
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision:
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form:
Does not have a sixth form
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Reason establishment opened:
Not recorded
Not applicable
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Reason establishment closed:
Not recorded
Not applicable
Special classes:
No Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed:
28 January 2021
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Type of resourced provision:
Not recorded
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Alastair Mackintosh Appointed by GB/board 8 February 2017 8 February 2025


Name Appointed by From To
Christian Tiplady Appointed by GB/board 24 November 2020 23 November 2024
Elly Savage Elected by school staff 24 November 2020 23 November 2024
James Murray Appointed by GB/board 4 February 2020 3 February 2024
Martin Osborne Appointed by LA 15 October 2019 14 October 2023
Roz Buchan Appointed by GB/board 8 February 2019 7 February 2023
Caroline Mann Elected by parents 6 December 2018 5 December 2022
Kate Blok Elected by parents 6 December 2018 5 December 2022
Richard Rudd Appointed by GB/board 16 October 2018 15 October 2022
Catherine Horner Appointed by GB/board 14 October 2018 13 October 2022
Joanne Young Appointed by GB/board 5 May 2017 4 May 2021
Giovanni Franceschi Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 4 September 2017 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Alaistair Mackintosh Governor Appointed by GB/board 8 February 2017 7 February 2021
Emma Hearn Governor Elected by school staff 7 November 2019 19 April 2020
Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region:
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR):
South East
Brighton and Hove
Preston Park
Parliamentary constituency:
Brighton, Pavilion
Urban/rural description:
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code:
Census ward:
Middle super output area (MSOA):
Brighton and Hove 014
Lower super output area (LSOA):
Brighton and Hove 014A

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School capacity

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Free school meals

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