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.
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 farmSeymour 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 activitiesWorld Book Day with St Martin’s
Students celebrate World Book DayFar From a Flat Day
Seymour and St. Martin’s students celebrate Shrove TuesdayHenry and Patchwork Farm
Read about how Patchwork Farm has helped Henry's confidenceStudents Compete in Table Cricket
CHF students take on other schools in competitionChailey's Toy Story
Local man donates hand-made toys to the childrenSt 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 morningJoyful 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 holidaysChailey 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 pupilsOld 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 competeWork Experience Wonders
Two pupils from Hurstpierpoint College do work experience at CHFHanbury'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 performersBig Success for Big Give Christmas Challenge
Target of £15,000 towards eye gaze smashedTeacher Shares Expertise at Conference
Teacher speaks about special sex education at conferenceChailey 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 areaHolly Excels in Dressage
CHF pupil takes riding well in her strideWelcome 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 bonfireHanbury 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 onlyHalloween 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... Jacob Stands Tall
One of our pupils have come on tremendously well with his standingSharing Our Expertise Helen Dunman and Paula Marten visited Collingwood Primary School in Barnet, Nort... Police Visit Chailey Heritage School Two police officers came to visit us at Chailey Heritage in October. We all had ... Riding Report Autumn 2018 Read all the latest news about our Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Riding service... Hanbury Outing to Glyndebourne Students from Hanbury enjoyed Cinderella (Cendrillon) H1 Catch the Train to Eastbourne
Young people from Hanbury took a trip to Eastbourne on the trainExploring Autumn SM1 have been enjoying exploring autumn leaves and pumpkins this term. We grabbe... Hydrotherapy Pool Upgrades Over the summer holidays we have carried out works on our pool to ensure its lon... Elliott Starts Riding Elliott has just started riding and is learning to sit up tall, hold his head up...
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