Establishment The South Downs School

URN: 142745

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Academy trust: THE SOUTHFIELD TRUST

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Address
Beechy Avenue, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 8NU
Local authority
East Sussex (845)
Headteacher / Principal
Miss Penny Kershaw
Phase of education
Not applicable
School type
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Academy trust
THE SOUTHFIELD TRUST
Gender of entry
Mixed
ID
URN: 142745, DfE number: 845/7030
UKPRN: 10056150
Establishment status
Open
Admissions policy
Not applicable
Telephone
01323730302
Ofsted rating
Outstanding (Last inspection: 26 March 2019)
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Religious character
Does not apply
Diocese
Not applicable
Religious ethos
Does not apply
Boarders
No boarders
Nursery provision
Has Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Not applicable
Number of pupils
168
Section 41 approved
Not applicable
Open date
1 April 2016
Reason establishment opened
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Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not recorded
Special classes
Has Special Classes
Percentage of children eligible for free school meals Help with percentage of children eligible for free school meals field Opens a dialog
35.7%
Date last changed / confirmed
18 July 2024
Type of SEN provision
SLCN - Speech, language and Communication, ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty, SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty and PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
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 local governing body

Chair of local governing body
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Margaret Neal Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 31 March 2020 31 March 2028

Local governors

Local governors
Name Shared with Appointed by From To
Diane Aldridge Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2018 31 March 2028
Mike Hughesman Not recorded Appointed by GB/board 1 September 2018 31 March 2028
Peter Isbell Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2018 31 March 2028
Jacqueline Bale Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 6 October 2022 5 October 2025
Penelope Kershaw Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 January 2018 5 October 2025
Rachael Smart Not recorded Appointed by foundation/Trust 6 October 2022 5 October 2025

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Historical governance
Name Role Appointed by From To
Remo Palladino Local governor Appointed by foundation/Trust 1 September 2018 31 March 2024
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Government office region (GOR)
South East
District
Eastbourne
Ward
Old Town
Parliamentary constituency
Eastbourne
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban city and town
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
E10000011
Easting
558902
Northing
99940
Unique property reference number (UPRN)
100062248215
Middle super output area (MSOA) Help with middle super output area Opens a dialog
Eastbourne 006
Lower super output area (LSOA) Help with lower super output area Opens a dialog
Eastbourne 006C
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Age range

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School capacity

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Free school meals

This field is not editable by establishment users as it is populated by the DfE using the underlying data from the schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical release published each summer. The figures used are the performance table figures which ensures GIAS and the Find and Compare Schools in England service are consistent.

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 number of those who are eligible to receive them.

Free school meals

This field is not editable by establishment users as it is populated by the DfE using the underlying data from the schools, pupils and their characteristics statistical release published each summer. The figures used are the performance table figures which ensures GIAS and the Find and Compare Schools in England service are consistent.

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.

Middle super output area (MSOA)

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Lower super output area (LSOA)

The data presented for the lower super output area (LSOA) is representative of the 2021 census.