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Ingfield Manor School


Ingfield Manor School is a non-maintained day and residential special school for pupils aged 3–19 with neurological motor impairments such as cerebral palsy, physical disabilities including visual and hearing impairment and complex medical/health needs.

Our exceptional residential provision is very flexible and focused on meeting the needs of the individual student. We offer and support varying overnight / short break requests, including weekly boarding (Monday – Friday), once / twice a week overnight stays and other short break offers such as once / twice a half term.

We offer a highly trained, nurturing and skilled staff team, who specialise in providing exceptional care and education for children and young people with disabilities including communication, learning, mobility, sensory and complex health care needs.

The facilities provide a highly specialised and stimulating educational environment, which effectively meets the individual needs of each student. The school is beautifully located in extensive grounds and provides specialist facilities which include an indoor pool, a sensory room and an outdoor sports court. This is in addition to specially equipped classrooms, Forest School area and access to the Ingfield Light Railway!

Visit the Ingfield Manor School website at www.ingfieldmanorschool.co.uk

Our Approach

Ingfield Manor School aims to provide an environment in which children and young people feel that they are valued as holistic, active learners and empowered with the confidence and self-esteem to make choices and develop skills throughout their school career. This is enabled by the principles of Conductive Education and the dedication of a multi-disciplinary team who are committed to delivering the holistic curriculum.

The highly trained and well-motivated multi-disciplinary team work cooperatively together to facilitate the children’s achievement and positive outcomes. The team consists of a teacher, physiotherapist, occupational therapist and speech and language therapist and team members with relevant qualifications. Regular input and support is provided by a range of onsite professionals including a teacher for the visually impaired, a teacher for the hearing impaired and a nursing team.

The development of children’s communication skills is integral to the daily teaching routine with the use of a total communication approach including the use of vocalisation and speech, Makaton signing, symbols and communication books.

Information communication technology is used to support communication, access to the curriculum and to provide experiences that enrich children’s learning. Structured and systematic communication and ICT pathways are in place to ensure the development of the children’s skills with onsite technical expertise.

What's Provided

At Ingfield Manor School our staff work collaboratively using a multi-disciplinary team approach. This approach involves professionals sharing roles, with blending of skills, teaching and learning. The multi-disciplinary team meets weekly and explores each student’s ‘journey’. We view each child and young person holistically and within the context of their family and environment.

The integration of our services provides a seamless approach and ensures that each student’s areas of development are optimised.

A range of staff form part of each multi-disciplinary team around each student including:

  • Team members
  • Teachers
  • Conductors
  • Physiotherapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech and language therapists
  • Nurses
  • Visual Impairment and hearing impairment specialist teachers
  • Our professional staff are on site and practice is firmly embedded within each classroom setting

Our staff team have the skills and experience to offer excellent care, support and education to children and young people with a range of disabilities and complex needs including cerebral palsy, neurological motor impairments and allied learning needs.

We recognise that every child and young person is unique and develop at different rates and have different strengths and abilities. Our staff are trained to support specific needs and work closely with families and other professionals involved.

Our Facilities

At Ingfield Manor School, our pupils benefit from a range of specialist resources and facilities including:

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Woodland, including accessible pathways and an outdoor classroom
  • Specially equipped class rooms
  • Outdoor sports court
  • Sensory Room
  • Rebound therapy
  • Transport
  • Access to Ingfield Light Railway
  • Vast outdoor space and gardens including playing fields and a pond

Referral Process

Ingfield Manor School welcomes children and young people from many different local authorities.

All placements are with the agreement of the local authority to fund the placement, and for the school to be named in the student’s Education, Health and Care Plan.

Once a referral is received from a local authority we will arrange for the student and parents to attend an initial visit. Following this the young person will attend an assessment day, supported by parent. During the course of the day, the student will be seen by the Professional Team at Ingfield, who will together decide if the school can meet the student’s needs within our programmes and consequently offer a place at Ingfield Manor School, subject to funding agreement.

We accept students throughout the school year.

All families are welcome to make an informal visit to the school to meet the staff, see our facilities and to gain an impression of our approach. Please contact the school on 01403 782294 for further information on the admissions process or to arrange an initial visit.

How to find Us

Get in Touch

Phone 01403 782294
Region South Services
Location Billingshurst
Address Ingfield Manor School, Ingfield Manor Drive Five Oaks, Billingshurst, West Sussex
Post Code RH14 9AX
Email ingfield.manor@ambitoeducation.co.uk