Downs Infant School

Our web address is www.downsinf.brighton-hove.sch .uk Telephone number 01273 099854

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Mr Jon Hughes,  Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion

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Mr Hughes is our Designated Safeguarding Lead and SENCo.  You can contact Mr Hughes in Dr Mitchell's absence with any queries.  He enjoys rugby and cycling.

Dr Hildi Mitchell, Headteacher

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Come and say 'Hello' to Dr Mitchell on the gate in the mornings. Always happy to hear about sporting achievements, especially swimming!

Dr Mitchell is Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.


Miss Kirsty Cargill, Year 1 Leader and Assistant Headteacher for Academic Standards

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Miss Cargill is passionate about Continuous Provision and child-initiated learning.  She also leads on reading.  In Dr Mitchell's absence, Miss Cargill will be happy to help with any queries.  Miss Cargill sings, plays piano and enjoys walking and sea swimming.




All of the team work closely together to run and develop the school.  Their priority is the wellbeing and learning of the children, enabled by developing and supporting the staff team.  If you have any concerns or questions, please see contact child's teacher via Tapestry or through the office in the first instance, and then we will be happy to help further.