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

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 On Friday 19th July children and young people, families, friends and staff from ... We went to the Big Smoke on the Michael Caine! On Wednesday 10th July 6 pupils and staff from the Seymour department went to We... Students Take a Trip to the Seaside

Students earned a seaside trip through selling homemade soup.

Patina 2019! On Friday 5th of July 9 young people from St Martin’s and Seymour Departme... 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

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