Education in UK
Add school to
Staffordshire University

Last modified:
American InterContinental University - London
The Norton Knatchbull School - Ashford
Gossops Green Community Primary School - Gossops Green
Great Ballard School - Chichester
Georgian Gardens Community Primary School - Rustington
Fordwater School - Chichester
Fonthill Lodge School - East Grinstead
Fairway Infant School - Copthorne
Elm Grove Infant School - Littlehampton
Elm Grove First School - Worthing
Yew Tree Primary School - Yew Tree Estate
Yew Tree Community Primary School - Aston
Woodway Park School & Community College - Coventry
Woodthorpe Primary School - Kings Heath
Woodrush Community High School - Specialist Technology College - Birmingham
Woodlands Primary School - Willenhall
Woodfield Infant School - Penn
Wood Green High School College of Sport - Wood Green Road
Wolverhampton Grammar School - Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton Girls High School - Wolverhampton
Wollescote Primary School - Wollescote
Wodensfield Primary School - Wednesfield
Wodensborough Community Technology College - Wednesbury
Withymoor Primary School - Off Turners Lane Quarry Bank
Willenhall School Sports College - Willenhall
Whitehouse Common Primary School - Sutton Coldfield
Edward Bryant Primary School - Bognor Regis
Eastergate C E Primary School - Eastergate
West House School - Edgbaston
East Wittering Community Primary School - East Wittering
Welford Primary School - Handsworth
East Preston Junior School - East Preston
Wednesfield Village Primary School - Wednesfield
East Preston Infant School - East Preston
Wednesfield College (Specialist Engineering School) - Wednesfield
Durrington Middle School - Durrington
Ward End Primary School - Ward End
Walsgrave C E Primary School - Coventry
Durrington First School - Durrington

Chailey Heritage School
Haywards Heath Road, North Chailey, BN8 4EF, UK Lewes
+44 (0)1825 724444


Chailey Heritage School
is a day and residential non-maintained special school for children with complex physical disabilities and associated learning problems. The school works closely with South Downs Health Authority, with whom it shares a site. Chailey Heritage is near Lewes in East Sussex.

Chailey Heritage School was founded in 1903 by Dame Grace Kimmins, a pioneer of education for disabled children suffering from rickets, TB and even malnutrition.Today the disabilities and associated learning difficulties are much more complex. Nearly all the pupils are wheelchair users, some are visually impaired and many have severe sensory and learning difficulties. Whilst the majority of children, who range in age from two to 19 years, suffer from cerebral palsy, some of these youngsters have very rare syndromes indeed. Very few will ever be able to lead an independent life.

This has meant that the School has had to review its facilities, and has embarked on a major building programme preparing for the future.

In 2003 we launched our Centenary Buildings Appeal to update the Primary Department and the 16+ Department. To date, the bulk of the funding has been raised through charitable donations, and includes a significant contribution from the School. As a result, the rebuilding of our new Primary Department was completed on time and on budget, and the children moved into their new classrooms.



At Chailey Heritage School we will value and respect all individuals needs, abilities and personalities and teach pupils self advocacy. A multi disciplinary team will provide a safe, fun and stimulating learning environment where young people feel confident and motivated to reach their individual, educational, physical, social, emotional and communicative potential.

We will nurture and support pupils to equip them with the essential life skills to take them through childhood, into adult life and beyond to a wider community.

Our Chailey Heritage Charter states that all children and young people have the following fundamental rights:

  • To be valued as an individual
  • To be treated with dignity and respect
  • To be cared for as a child first
  • To be safe  

On a single site, education, residential, therapy and health services work together with families to meet the needs of each individual pupil.


  • To challenge pupils according to their individual abilities in a variety of different contexts – educationally, physically, emotionally, socially and creatively – so that each pupil is fully able to reach his/her potential.
  • To give appropriate emphasis to communication, mobility and independence.  Depending on the needs of the individual, these vital skills will be promoted and integrated into the daily timetable.
  • To provide a curriculum (including the National Curriculum) which is stimulating, fun and appropriate to each pupil’s age and abilities.
  • To provide a caring environment in which pupils feel safe, valued as individuals and are treated with respect and dignity.
  • To create an enriching environment that provides a wide range of exciting educational and social opportunities and experiences for all pupils.
  • To prepare pupils and their families for their next step – from Chailey Heritage School to their new community – through an effective transition programme which involves pupils in decision making.
  • To promote inclusion in local community groups and where appropriate, to support pupils to attend part or full time in mainstream schools.
  • To encourage a working partnership with parents/guardians and extended families for each pupil’s individual benefit.

primary schools in Lewes, secondary schools in Lewes, schools in Lewes

Editorial office:
tel. + 48 (094)