Chailey Heritage School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
90
AGES
3 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Non-maintained special school

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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2021, ONS
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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

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NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(8/5/19)
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100%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

51.1%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
14.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
Haywards Heath Road
North Chailey
Lewes
BN8 4EF
01825724444

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 Parent Reviews



97% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 77% Agree 23% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>77, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 39 responses up to 10-05-2019
Strongly Agree 74% Agree 18% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>74, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 39 responses up to 10-05-2019
Strongly Agree 74% Agree 23% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>74, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 39 responses up to 10-05-2019
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 31% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>31, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 39 responses up to 10-05-2019
Strongly Agree 74% Agree 18% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>74, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 39 responses up to 10-05-2019
Strongly Agree 41% Agree 13% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 38% {"strongly_agree"=>41, "agree"=>13, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>38} Figures based on 39 responses up to 10-05-2019
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 28% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 8% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>8} Figures based on 39 responses up to 10-05-2019
Strongly Agree 56% Agree 15% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 28% {"strongly_agree"=>56, "agree"=>15, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>28} Figures based on 39 responses up to 10-05-2019
Strongly Agree 74% Agree 15% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>74, "agree"=>15, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 39 responses up to 10-05-2019
Strongly Agree 72% Agree 15% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>72, "agree"=>15, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 39 responses up to 10-05-2019
Strongly Agree 74% Agree 18% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>74, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 39 responses up to 10-05-2019
Yes 97% No 3% {"yes"=>97, "no"=>3} Figures based on 39 responses up to 10-05-2019
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 27% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 11 responses up to 10-05-2019
Strongly Agree 73% Agree 27% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>73, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 10-05-2019
Strongly Agree 73% Agree 18% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>73, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 11 responses up to 10-05-2019
Strongly Agree 73% Agree 27% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>73, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 10-05-2019
Strongly Agree 45% Agree 45% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>45, "agree"=>45, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 11 responses up to 10-05-2019

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