Downs View Special School

Downs View Special School, Warren Road, Woodingdean, Brighton BN2 6BB

Downs View Special School

Warren Road


Brighton BN2 6BB

01273 601680

Community special school

Visual impairment; moderate and severe learning difficulty; autistic spectrum disorder; speech, language and communication

Pupils (3-19) 119

Free school meals 45.2%

English not as first language 11.2%

Headteacher Adrian Carver

Chair Jill Sawyer

Inspection June 13 2012

Overall effectiveness Outstanding

"Downs View is an outstanding special school which is extremely effective in meeting the complex and diverse needs of its pupils. The sixth form, known as the Link College, is also outstanding. Parents are overwhelmingly positive in their views of the school. One parent summed up the views of all: ‘Every child, whatever their challenges, achieves their potential at Downs View.’"; "Pupils make exceptional progress helped by exemplary care, guidance and support, which parents and carers assert is extended to the family as a whole. Pupils’ excellent progress is demonstrated in vast improvements in communication skills, mobility and, for those for whom it is appropriate, outstanding improvement in behaviour."