Chailey Heritage School

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
Haywards Heath Road
North Chailey
Lewes
BN8 4EF
01825724444
Pupils
93
Ages
3 - 19
Gender
Mixed
Type
Non-maintained special school
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.06
Ofsted Report
(8/5/19)
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100%
NATIONAL AVG. 92%
Happiness Rating

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42.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.7%
Persistent Absence
23.9%
NATIONAL AVG. 23%
Free school meals

School Description

Chailey Heritage School is a non-maintained school for pupils with complex physical difficulties and associated health needs. Most have severe or profound learning difficulties, a very few have moderate learning difficulties. Just over half of all pupils attend on a daily basis. The rest are resident in the Children’s Home which is within the school grounds and is inspected separately. All of the children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are day pupils and they attend full-time. Pupils come to this school from many different local authorities. Some have homes which are some distance away from the school. The number of pupils who receive the pupil premium is lower than the national average. This is, additional funding made available to support disadvantaged pupils who are eligible for free shool meals or are looked after by the local authority. Nurses and therapists work alongside teachers and their assistants every day. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. All have English as the first language at home. The school is set on a large site. There are facilities for specialist health care and therapeutic support. Many pupils are able to make use of the tracking system which provides them with self-supported movement around the buildings. The school has a hydrotherapy pool and a stable and paddock where pupils can ride horses.

Chailey Heritage School Catchment Area Map

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