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.


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Students gear up with ASOS for fashion show The ASOS/Collusion Fashion Event which took place on Friday 25th October gave gr... Festive gifts that keep on giving

Arbonne festive products on sale in aid of Chailey Heritage Foundation

St Martin's Diwali Experience St Martin’s took part in a Diwali experience today in the department. Ther... HRH The Duchess of Cornwall Officially opens The Dream Centre On Thursday 17th October we welcomed HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to officia... Helen Dunman’s RSE Training Session at the NASS Annual Conference, Grand Hotel, Brighton Eighteen professionals from Special Schools across the U.K. attended Helen&rsquo... Our vision becomes reality Thanks to generous donations made by our supporters, we now have Eyegaze compute... Thank you to DM Thomas Foundation

DM Thomas Foundation kick-start our Innowalk appeal

An alternative coffee morning with St Martin's On Friday 27th September St Martin’s held an alternative coffee morning in... Holiday Club 2019 Summer Holiday Club enjoy Boccia and New Age Kurling in the Dream Cent... Local Artist Inspires Students' Creativity at Chailey Heritage School

Mouth painter Barry (Bazza) West runs art workshop with pupils.

Multi-Sensory Theatre Perform Be Not Afeard: A Sensory Telling of 'The Tempest’ Theatre group gave three performances of their wonderfully interactive show... Hanbury Celebration Day Gallery

Photo gallery from Celebration Day in Hanbury Department.

Seymour Celebration Day Gallery

Photo gallery from Celebration Day in Seymour Department.

St Martin's Celebration Day Gallery

Photo gallery from Celebration Day in St Martin's Department.

Celebration Day 2019 Chailey Heritage Foundation came together to celebrate a year of achievement.... We Went to the Big Smoke on the Michael Caine! Seymour department went to Westminster Abbey for Cockney Rhyming Slang of the Bi... Students Take a Trip to the Seaside

Students earned a seaside trip through selling homemade soup.

Patina 2019!

Students went to Lewes to participate in the Patina Parade.

M2 Go Wild at Drusillas

On Tuesday the 9th July M2 class went on an outing to Drusillas.

Hanbury Ball 2019

Older students enjoy end of year party.

Body Shop at School

Students tried and tested products with a Body Shop consultant.

Hanbury High Flyers at Hindleap The leavers from Hanbury Department enjoyed a fabulous day at Hindleap Warren.... Julie Hodder Cup Champions! Seymour and Hanbury students take home gold and silver in wheelchair football.... Hanbury Students Enjoy Enrichment Week

Students from Hanbury enjoy different workshops and activities.

Skippers Hill Manor Pupils Visit Patchwork Farm Two groups of Year 8 pupils from Skippers Hill Manor Preparatory School visited ... Pupils Enjoy Sunshine with Picnic

Students from the school take part in The Big Chailey Picnic.

Food Frenzy on Patchwork Farm

St Martin's 2 lend a hand on Patchwork farm

Seymour students head to Kidenza concert On Thursday 20th June 6 students from Seymour Department headed to The Varndean ... Chailey Heritage School is an inspiring school says its Outstanding OFSTED report Local special school, Chailey Heritage has been called “an inspiring schoo... Hanbury Visits South of England Show Hanbury Department had a fabulous day at the South of England show last wee... Patchwork Farm On the Road at South of England Show 2019 Patchwork Farm was well represented at the South of England Show last week... On the train to Eastbourne

Francesca and Keelie form Hanbury 1 caught the train to Eastbourne.

Patchwork Farm on tour - Heathfield Show Patchwork Farm staff had a superb day at the Heathfield Show on Saturday 25th Ma... Red Lamps Perform at Brighton Fringe Festival

Music band performs at Brighton Fringe Festival to a live audience.

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. 

M2 Go Christmas Shopping On Friday 7th December M2 went Christmas shopping at South Downs Nurseries (Hass... Hanbury Students Enjoy a Visit From the Christmas For Kids Performers

Hanbury students enjoy a visit from the Christmas For Kids performers

Big Success for Big Give Christmas Challenge

Target of £15,000 towards eye gaze smashed

Teacher Shares Expertise at Conference

Teacher speaks about special sex education at conference

Chailey Raises Over £1500 for BBC Children in Need We're very proud of all of the fundraising efforts for BBC Children in Need ... Hanbury Complete 'Chailey Mile' for Children in Need 2018 Students from Hanbury Department completed a sponsored 'Chailey Mile' fo... New Sound System to Make Waves

Sound system coming soon to the pool area

Holly Excels in Dressage

CHF pupil takes riding well in her stride

Welcome to Bonnie! On Wednesday 7th November, the long-awaited PAT dog was introduced to Chailey He... St Martin’s Warmed by Bonfire Celebrations

Students from St Martin’s enjoyed arts, crafts and a bonfire

Hanbury Trip to Brighton Marina We enjoyed a wonderful sunny day at the Brighton Marina – seeing all the b... Are You Ready For The Big Give Christmas Challenge?

Donations towards Eyegaze are doubled for one week only

Halloween in Seymour Department Last week, Seymour department celebrated all things gruesome and gory! The young... Out and About In the Community with Hanbury After a trip around Pound Land to choose items for our school panto (it’s ... Lets Get Moving! Three members of M2 have been using their switches to independently control thei...

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