Who We Are

Chailey Heritage Foundation is a UK charity with more than a century of history, registered with the Charity Commission.

Our Senior Management Team leads a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, and at the core of the organisation is a Board of Trustees with a wealth of experience from a range of backgrounds and professions.

Our Patron, HRH The Duchess of Gloucester, offers truly valued support to the work that we do.

In addition, the school is overseen by a Governing Body who meet regularly to deal with such issues as Finance, Security, Pupil Welfare and Staffing.

We work in close partnership with Chailey Heritage Clinical Services, a large team of specialist medical professionals, part of Sussex Community NHS Trust.

who we are

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Our People

Our People

Devoted staff and volunteers provide bespoke education, flexible care, quality support and a great deal of fun!

Our Patron

Our Patron

HRH, The Duchess of Gloucester, our Patron since 2003, has a genuine interest in the work that we do.

Senior Team

Our Senior Team

Our Chief Executive, our Headteacher and our Director of Social Care lead a dedicated team of staff and volunteers.



Led by the granddaughter of our founder, our professional Board of Trustees is behind all that we do as a charity.

Chailey Heritage Clinical Services

Our Clinical Partners

On-site, medical practitioners from Chailey Heritage Clinical Services work alongside our staff.

Our Governors


Find out more about the roles of the Governors and the range of important issues they deal with.

Work With Us

Work With Us

Our people enjoy a real sense of making a difference. Find out how you could play a part.

Our History


Our Charity was founded in1903 by a determined lady with a passion for helping those in need.

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.