Establishment Varndean School

URN: 114579

Community school

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Address
Balfour Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 6NP
Local authority
Brighton and Hove (846)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Shelley Baker
Phase of education
Secondary
School type
Community school
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 114579, DfE number: 846/4012
UKPRN: 10015965
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Non-selective
Telephone
01273561281
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 5 July 2017)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Diocese
Not applicable
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
1466
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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17.3%
Date last changed / confirmed
18 July 2022
Type of SEN provision
Type of resourced provision
Not recorded
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
Ian Rodgers Appointed by GB/board 21 May 2021 21 May 2023

Governors

Governors
Name Appointed by From To
Alison Ali Elected by parents 26 April 2022 25 April 2026
Dulani Kulasinghe Elected by parents 1 September 2021 31 August 2025
Emma Warde-Robinson Appointed by GB/board 4 March 2021 3 March 2025
Jon Dee Appointed by GB/board 20 June 2020 19 September 2024
Julian Benkel Appointed by GB/board 20 June 2020 19 September 2024
Alex Marsh Appointed by GB/board 25 April 2020 24 April 2024
Emma McCrea Appointed by GB/board 2 October 2019 2 October 2023
Judith Ford Elected by school staff 10 March 2019 10 March 2023
Giovanni Franceschi Appointed by GB/board 15 September 2018 15 September 2022
Shelley Baker Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 May 2021 Not recorded

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Hope McAdam Governor Appointed by GB/board 7 June 2018 6 June 2022
Simon Bowes Governor Elected by parents 8 March 2018 7 March 2022
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-East England and South London
Government office region (GOR)
South East
District
Brighton and Hove
Ward
Withdean
Parliamentary constituency
Brighton, Pavilion
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E06000043
Easting
531232
Northing
107295
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Brighton and Hove 004
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Brighton and Hove 004C
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Free school meals

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This information is compiled from the data returned by establishments for their establishment's situation on the third Thursday in January, in the spring school census data collection return.

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