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  • Ingfield Manor School
    Ingfield Manor Drive
    Five Oaks
    West Sussex
    RH14 9AX
  • Head: Mrs Nicola Dodds
  • T 01403 782294
  • F 01403 785066
  • E ingfield.manor@am…
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  • A special independent school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 19. Type of SEN provision: PD - Physical Disability.
  • Read about the best schools in West Sussex
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: West Sussex
  • Pupils: 49
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Fees: Usually paid by LA
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 28th November 2023
    • 2 Full inspection 7th November 2013

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 27th January 2011
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

A Centre of Excellence for Conductive Education. Our aim is to provide an exceptional learning environment for young people who have neurological motor impairments, such as cerebral palsy. Some of our students also have additional needs like visual impairment and more complex medical needs.

Also on site is Ingfield Manor School for Parents which provides a specialist service for families of children with cerebral palsy and other motor learning difficulties. ...Read more

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Special Education Needs

Ingfield Manor School aims to provide an environment in which children and young people feel that they are valued 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 trans-disciplinary team who are committed to delivering the holistic curriculum. The highly trained and well-motivated trans-disciplinary team works 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. We also run the Ingfield Manor School for Parents. This provides a valuable service for families of babies and young children from birth to 5 years. It works in partnership with parents to help their children become active learners.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability Y
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

Interpreting catchment maps

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Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

Children get into the school from here:

most years
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sometimes, but not in this year

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