Philpots Manor School
West Hoathly, East Grinstead, RH19 4PR, West Sussex
Founded in 1959 and set in the heart of the Sussex countryside, Philpots Manor School is an independent residential special needs school. Along with primary and secondary schools we also have a 6th form and training centre offering 36 weeks of academic and social education to children and young adults from 7 to 19 years of age.
Our children and young people come from a range of social backgrounds and will have identified social, emotional, behavioural and mental health needs and social communication difficulties.
Students who do particularly well at Philpots Manor are Students who:
- Are highly anxious
- Are sensitive to their environment
- Benefit from a low stimulus environment
- Are creative
- Are emotionally sensitive
- Struggle with social interactions
- Love being outdoors
- Enjoy the space and freedom to be
Classes contain a maximum of eight students with one class teacher and at least one teaching assistant. We have six welfare units where students spend their free time. We have five units offering weekly boarding and one unit that solely houses day students. Our residential units can accommodate up to five boarding students with additional space for day students to access at the breaks during the school day. We also offer more flexible boarding arrangements for students who do not wish to board full time.
We currently offer accredited courses in GCSEs, BTECs and Functional Skills with students being entered at a time that is appropriate for each. GCSEs are offered in seven subjects with BTECS in Cookery and ICT. As well as formal academic qualifications we also offer horse riding, pottery, gardening, weaving, art and Forest School.
As our students progress through the school, we begin a programme of work experience placements and college courses at a number of local colleges. Our aim is for our students to leave us going into full time education college courses, employment or apprenticeships.
We offer a wide range of therapies including speech and language, occupational therapy, drama therapy and creative arts therapy.
For further information, please visit our website.