Establishment Downland School

URN: 126550

Community special school

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Downlands Road, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 5EF
Local authority
Wiltshire (865)
Headteacher / Principal
Mrs Georgina Keily-Theobald
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
Community special school
Gender of entry
URN: 126550, DfE number: 865/7007
UKPRN: 10015312
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 19 March 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
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No boarders
Nursery provision
Not applicable
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
Open date
1 January 1900
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Not applicable
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Date last changed / confirmed
28 October 2021
Type of SEN provision
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder and SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
Type of resourced provision
Resourced provision
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
Andrea Bizley Appointed by GB/board 17 September 2021 17 December 2023


Name Appointed by From To
Georgina Kiely-Thoebald Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2013 31 August 2050
Pauline Cooke Appointed by GB/board 17 September 2021 16 September 2025
Donna Woodbridge Elected by school staff 9 March 2020 8 March 2024
Natalie Maddox-Hussain Appointed by GB/board 31 January 2020 30 January 2024
Chris Wiltshire Appointed by GB/board 29 April 2018 28 April 2022
Paul Cooke Appointed by GB/board 17 September 2021 28 April 2022

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Andrew Durrant Governor Appointed by GB/board 3 November 2017 2 November 2021
Andrea Bizley Governor Appointed by GB/board 18 December 2019 16 September 2021
Paul Cooke Chair of governors Appointed by GB/board 29 April 2018 16 September 2021
Gillian Ellis Governor Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 26 April 2018 31 August 2021
Roy Farrant Governor Appointed by LA 28 August 2020 5 July 2021
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
South-West England
Government office region (GOR)
South West
Devizes South
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Middle super output area (MSOA)
Wiltshire 025
Lower super output area (LSOA)
Wiltshire 025F
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School capacity

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Free school meals

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