Part of castle school education trust

"Castle School Education Trust is committed to high quality education across the primary, secondary and sixth form key stages. Our schools cover the South Gloucestershire area. We encourage independence within each school within a strong framework of values."

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  • Open Evening will take place on Thursday 19th September 5:45-8:00pm.  Headteacher talks will take place at 5:45pm, 6:30pm and 7:15pm.  Open mornings will run from Monday 23rd September until Thursday 24th October 9-10:30am, you can book appointments during Open Evening


The governing body has a statutory responsibility to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the school and its curriculum. The role of the governor is a voluntary one and we have parents, staff and members of the community represented on our governing body. Governors visit the school during the year and attend school events to celebrate students’ achievements.

Bob Hedge, Chair of Governors

Contacting the Governors

The governing body can be contacted via the main school office:
Tel: 01454 862 300
Post: Downend School, Westerleigh Road, Downend, South Gloucestershire BS16 6XA

List of Current School Governors

Chair Mr B Hedge
Vice Chair Mrs S Thomas
Headteacher Mrs L Howell
Parent Governors

Mrs R McWilliams

Mr B Hedge

Mrs S Thomas

Mrs L Loomes

Staff Governors


Community Governors

Mr I Cooper

Mrs M Cook (Safeguarding)

Mrs S Sheath

Miss N Steventon

Clerk to the Governors

Mrs L Wadsworth



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