Downs Park School

Downs Park School, Foredown Road, Portslade, Brighton BN41 2FU

Downs Park School

Foredown Road


Brighton BN41 2FU

01273 417448

Community special school

Autistic spectrum disorder; moderate learning difficulty

Pupils (4-16) 89

Free school meals 39.3%

English not as a first language 9.2%

Headteacher Jacqueline Brooks

Chair Diana Freestone

Inspection October 14 2014

Overall effectiveness Good

"All groups of pupils achieve well from very low starting points and are very well prepared for the next stage of their education or training. Nearly all pupils make at least the expected amount of progress."; "School leaders, including governors, have high aspirations for what pupils can achieve, and plan well to turn these ambitions into reality. Parents and staff fully support these expectations."; "Pupils behave well. They enjoy school and are often excited by the interesting activities they are asked to do in and out of lessons."; "Pupils are not always given clear guidance on what they need to do next to improve their learning. Teachers do not always make sure that pupils make improvements to their work following teacher feedback and marking, especially in their writing."