Chailey Heritage Foundation is a pioneering charity providing education, care and transition services for children and young people with complex physical disabilities and health needs.

We are recognised as one of the UK’s leading centres for children and young adults with neurological motor impairment such as cerebral palsy, and we have a national reputation for our work in supporting young people’s communication and developing independence through powered mobility.

Our aim is to provide a stimulating and inclusive environment where all young people are given every opportunity to make progress towards fulfilment and develop life skills in preparation for adulthood.

Our charity encompasses Chailey Heritage School, Chailey Heritage Residential, Chailey Heritage Futures and Chailey Heritage Pathways.

Dame Christine Lenehan visit to Chailey Heritage Foundation

Chailey Heritage Foundation Latest News

The Department for Education are currently reviewing the ‘experiences and outcomes’ of children and young people in residential special schools. The review is being led by Dame Christine Lenehan, who is looking for evidence from parents, young people, staff and a whole range of interested groups.

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Chailey Heritage School

3 to 19 yr olds
Chailey Heritage

Ofsted Outstanding special school for children and young people

Chailey Heritage Residential

3 to 19 yr olds
Chailey Heritage Residential
Providing residential facilities 365 days of the year

Chailey Heritage Futures

19 and over
Chailey Heritage Futures
Accommodation and day provision to help young adults develop life skills in preparation for adulthood


Support in the community
Chailey Heritage

A flexible way to access highly specialist care and support, both at home, or in the community

Police visit Chailey Heritage School

Chailey Heritage School News

Recently PC Danny Pellett came to visit us as part of our topic about people who help us. We explored the police car and had fun using the lights and siren. Danny showed us some of the equipment he uses as part of his job. We learned that sirens are very loud, some of the helmets are very heavy and hard, some of the clothes light up in the dark and handcuffs won’t come off without a key. We also learned that the police can help us, we had great fun, thank you Danny.

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Building work begins on Patchwork Farm

Fundraising News

Patchwork Farm Project - We have reached our fundraising target! 

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Working in partnership with

Chailey Heritage Foundation works in partnership with Chailey Clinical Services, part of Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust. They provide medical intervention, clinical expertise and a range of therapies on-site for our children, young people and young adults.