A Very Special School

Chailey Heritage School, is a non-maintained, Ofsted awarded 'Outstanding' special school for children and young people, aged 3 to 19, with complex physical disabilities, high health needs, sensory impairments and associated learning difficulties.

The majority have a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, while other pupils’ disabilities are caused by acquired brain injury or genetic condition. A growing number of children require full time help to breathe, using a ventilator.

The majority of pupils have a learning disability, including some who have profound and multiple learning difficulties. However, others are cognitively able and their barriers to learning are their medical needs and physical disabilities.

Our vision is for every young person at Chailey Heritage School to be given every opportunity to make progress towards fulfilment. We will never, ever give up looking for ways to support our young people to make their own choices in life, and to achieve their own desired destinations.

Our specialist facilities are second to none and include an award-winning mobility and track system, a multi-sensory studio with the latest technology to improve sensory awareness, a hydrotherapy pool, all-weather therapeutic horse riding and cutting-edge ICT facilities. Pupils have on-site access to clinical and therapeutic input from our NHS colleagues enabling the very best provision of treatment and care.


Latest News From Chailey Heritage School

Sussex Cricket's Discoverability Day

Pupils took part in a day of cricket.

Sussex Youth Parallel Games

Students compete in Boccia and New Age Kurling.

Craig's Lesson Goes Swimmingly

Craig loved wearing a full face mask in our pool.

Archie's Sewing Success for Sister

Recently becoming a brother, Archie sewed a bib for his baby sister.

Brighton Fringe Festival 2019 Some of the young people in Hanbury enjoyed a trip to a show in the Brighton Fri... Good Luck to Our Marathon Runners

Team of four take on the Brighton Marathon.

Visit to Beech Hurst

Pupils enjoy a warm day at Beech Hurst Gardens.

Hanbury Holds Tortoise Race

The young people enjoyed getting to know the new additions on the farm.

St Martin's Class Go Bowling

Class takes time out of school to practise their bowling skills.

Sensory Morning at UpCountry

Students in Hanbury used all their senses at local garden centre.

Structured Sensory Art Project

Pupils are becoming artists in this sensory art project.

Hurstpierpoint College’s Eggs-cellent Gift

Local school donates chocolate eggs in time for Easter.

Teacher Completes Half Marathon

One of our brilliant teachers takes on the Bath Half Marathon.

DJ Ryan Rocks Seymour Department for Comic Relief DJ Ryan rocked Seymour Department with a disco for Comic Relief, students and st... Wheels In Motion for New Minibus

We're raising funds for a new minibus.

Latest Arrivals on Patchwork Farm We have 3 new additions to Patchwork Farm, the as yet unnamed Tortoise arrived a... Romilly Cycles Independently

Romilly has really improved with her independent cycling.

Two Schools Come Together for Comic Relief

Seymour students raise funds with Burgess Hill Girls School.

Making Music with Fruit and Veg

Students from Chailey School and CHF perform together.

Hanbury Red Nose Day Prep Toby, Ella and Keelie from H1 went to Sainsburys in Haywards Heath to buy suppli... 'Outstanding' - Challenge Partners Review Chailey Heritage School was judged to be Outstanding in a recent Challange Partn... Ella's Birthday Trip Ella from Hanbury took two friends to Crawley for clothes shopping and a makeove... Bishop of Chichester Visits Chailey Heritage Foundation We were delighted to welcome the Bishop of Chichester, The Right Reverend Dr Mar... Pupils Try JOLF On Tuesday the 26th of February we invited Jolf (Junior Golf), into Chailey Heri... How CHS spent PE and Sports, Year 7 Catchup Grants and pupil premium in 2017/18 How CHS spent PE and Sports, Year 7 Catchup Grants and Pupil Premium in 2017/18 ... Seymour Celebrate a Monstrous World Book Day

Students celebrate World Book Day with monster themed activities

World Book Day with St Martin’s

Students celebrate World Book Day

Far From a Flat Day

Seymour and St. Martin’s students celebrate Shrove Tuesday

Henry and Patchwork Farm

Read about how Patchwork Farm has helped Henry's confidence 

Students Compete in Table Cricket

CHF students take on other schools in competition

Chailey's Toy Story

Local man donates hand-made toys to the children

St Martin's Chinese New Year Celebrations Children in St Martin's department have been celebrating Chinese New Year... Bertie Enjoyed Singing this Morning

Bertie in St Martin's enjoyed singing in class this morning

Joyful Harmonica Ensemble perform for staff and young people at Chailey Heritage On Friday 11th January the young people and staff at Chailey Heritage foundation... Christmas Holiday Club

Young people enjoyed activities over the Christmas holidays

Chailey Heritage Welcomes New Chair of Trustees We are delighted to welcome Mark Creamer as our new Chair of Trustees after Bill... Bill Shelford and Verena Hanbury retire from the Trustee Board On Monday 10 December, we said goodbye and thank you to Bill Shelford and Verena... Young People Review Accessibility for Winter Wonderland Young people at Chailey were asked to act as ambassadors for people with disabil... Sensory Music Session for School Pupils

Musician brings songs and storytelling to the school pupils

Old and New Friends Lesley Barcock, our new farm manager, came into class to introduce herself and b... PAT Dogs Visit Hanbury We have PAT dogs visiting the school again and it’s great!... Feeling Sound! Our engineer, Martin Langner, has made a large size active resonance board for o... Hanbury Present 'The Great Blueness' Panto 2018

Hanbury present 'The Great Blueness'

Seymour Present 'A Chailey Christmas Carol' Seymour depertment performed their take on the classic 'A Christmas Carol... St Martin's Christmas Play On Tuesday 11th December St Martin's Department held their Christmas play in... Chailey Heritage Foundation Holds Annual Christmas Carol Concert On Wednesday 12th December we held our annual carol service in St Martin's C... Meet Lesley, Our New Patchwork Farm Manager After giving Lesley a few weeks to settle in we sat down and gave her a grilling... School Team Takes on Boccia Competition

A team of three from Hanbury and Seymour compete

Work Experience Wonders

Two pupils from Hurstpierpoint College do work experience at CHF

Hanbury's Trip to the Flicks

We had a wonderful outing to the Depot cinema in Lewes. 

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