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 and training centre offering an academic and social education to children and young adults from 7 to 19 years of age.
The emotional, behavioural, social and communication problems that most of our students display may stem from a learning difficulty, social deprivation, abuse or from a recognised clinical condition, such as epilepsy, a development disorder or autism.
Classes usually contain a maximum of six students with one class teacher and at least one class assistant. Our residential units can accommodate either up to six or nine residential students, depending on the size of the unit. We also cater for day students. We offer a 36 week curriculum with residential children returning home at weekends. As well as offering a wide range of academic subjects we also offer horse-riding, pottery, gardening, weaving, art and music. Most pupils are entered for examination at GCSE or Entry Level in English, Maths, Science and Art at a time that is appropriate for each. Up to six GCSE subjects are offered.
OCN courses for Post-16 pupils accredit a wide range of subjects that most pupils study. Continuous assessment by the teachers avoids examinations for those pupils who least benefit from additional stress in their lives. Current courses include stable management and land-based studies.
We offer a wide range of therapies including speech and language, occupational therapy, cranial osteopathy, drama therapy and creative arts therapy.
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or telephone 01342 810268