Ingfield Manor School

Special needs catered for

Day or weekly boarding for children with Cerebral Palsy.

Specialist facilities

Specially adapted buildings with purpose-built classrooms and residential accommodation. Hydrotherapy pool. The Dame Vera Lynn School for Parents works with children aged 0-5 and their parents. It is provided with The Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy.

Support services provided

Medical oversight is provided by orthopaedic, neuropaediatric and paediatric consultants as well as a full range of visiting specialists. Two nurses are on staff, available 24-hours a day.

Home school links

Excellent parental links are encouraged through annual reviews, regular meetings and home school books.

General environment

Extensive facilities in own grounds, close to Billingshurst.

Aims and philosophy

The school has a unique place in the development of Conducive Education in this country. Ofsted has concluded, "This is a centre of excellence for an alternative approach to the education of children with Cerebral Palsy." The latest Ofsted report (2007) described the school as ‘outstanding’.

Children follow National Curriculum core and foundation subjects. The curriculum is based on an holistic view of children and their intellectual, emotional and social needs. Technology features strongly and is used to support the children as they extend their repertoire of skills. The school has a national reputation for the development of computer assisted communication.

Staff qualification and selection

Staff work in special multi-disciplinary teams reflecting the theory and practice of Conductive Education. All staff undertake the school’s two-year training programme and have prior qualifications in Teaching, Therapy, Nursing or Child Care. There are a number of Conductors qualified in Conducive Education through the Peto Institute.

Address

Ingfield Manor School
Five Oaks,
Billingshurst,
West Sussex,
RH14 9AX

Telephone

01403 782294/784241

Fax

01403 785066

Email

Website

www.scope.org.uk/support/services/education/ingfield-manor-school

Established

1961

Teaching staff

Team staff: 45

Headteacher

Catherine Allison

DFEE Registered number

938 7023

Length of school year

38 weeks

Age range

3-16

Number on roll

up to 41

Type of school

Mixed. Weekly boarding and day

Fees

On application

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