Becoming A Pupil

Chailey Heritage School welcomes children and young people from many different local authorities, providing for those whose needs cannot be met in maintained special and mainstream schools, because of their complex needs. These include physical disabilities, visual and/or hearing impairments, complex medical needs and associated learning difficulties. Some of our pupils have other needs, for example, degenerative conditions, chromosomal disorder/syndrome and autistic spectrum disorder. This list is not exhaustive.

This section of our website will guide you through the general process if you're interested in a place for your child at Chailey Heritage School. You can contact us via 01825 724 444 or via via the 'Contact Us' link to the left, if you have any questions or would like to come for a visit.

Becoming a pupil

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A referral from your local authority is usually the start of the admissions process.



Our admission assessment helps us to identify a child’s special educational, medical and therapeutic needs.



We pride ourselves on our relationships with funding authorities to ensure the correct placement decisions are made.

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Starting At School

Discover what's in place to help your child settle on his or her first days with us.

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.