Our Pupils

Chailey Heritage School is a special school for children and young adults aged 3 to 19 with physical disabilities, and complex health needs. Our pupils also have learning difficulties, some very profound through to those who are able to achieve entry level certificates by the time they leave. Many of our pupils have a hearing impairment, a visual impairment or both, including those who are profoundly deaf and blind. A very small number of our pupils’ can walk with assistance, but all use wheelchairs for the majority of the time. Most of our children are non-verbal, but some can speak and all have access to communication techniques suited to them individually.

All of our pupils are encouraged to be active members of the wider community, this can be through the School Council, the Scouts, raising money for local and national charities and more.


our pupils

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chailey charter

Chailey Charter

The fundemental rights of the children with whom we work are at the heart of everything we do.

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School Council

We are committed to listening to our young people and give them every opportunity to 'have their say'.

helping others

Helping Others

Find out about the ways our pupils help others.

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Community links

The school has a number of links to other organisations and groups.

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.