About Us

Brantridge is a residential special school, catering for boys with Social Emotional and Mental Health difficulties, Autistic Spectrum (ASC), including those with Asperger’s Syndrome and those with a diagnosis of ADHD and associated learning difficulties. Most pupils have also exhibited challenging behaviour in their previous schools.

Brantridge has an established reputation for helping the under-achieving and unhappy pupil, and for providing good value for money.

The school occupies an impressive set of buildings, built in the English Country House tradition, set in the Sussex Weald, an area of outstanding natural beauty, between the towns of Crawley and Haywards Heath. Brighton and the Sussex Downs are close by. Brantridge is well placed to draw upon a wide range of leisure, recreational and educational facilities, having easy access to facilities between the Sussex Coast and London.

Statement of Principles and Practice

The main aim of the school is to help each pupil fulfil his potential and position him for life by giving him his full entitlement to the national Curriculum. The school seeks to promote high personal standards of work and behaviour. Emphasis is placed on improving each pupil’s self-esteem, self image and confidence.

Staff strive to provide a stimulating, structured and nurturing environment. Expectations for each child are high, realistic and achievable. Full consideration is given to their individual needs, stage of development and experiences.

The school places a high value on the importance of working closely with the child, his family and/or carers, referring authority and other agencies. Health and emotional well-being are promoted throughout the curriculum and are integral to improving outcomes.

The school’s ethos incorporates principles of structure, continuity and security within which the pupil will be able to maximize his personal, social and educational development.

We recognize the importance of motivating the individual to value academic success and to feel positive about relationships. To this end the school uses an inclusive approach with an emphasis on personalised educational strategies as well as a blended therapeutic approach to improve social communication.

The communication between home and school is excellent.

 

Latest News

Bonnie the therapy dog!

Every Wednesday we are joined by a therapy dog called Bonnie. She comes in to read with boys, be taken for walks and for the boys to spend time with her. A therapy dog is used in setting like ours …

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Outdoor Learning

During Outdoor Learning one of the pupils came up with a fantastic idea of making natural masks using the natural resources available. As a result many of the pupils have been making amazing masks. The masks have also sparked some interesting …

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Gardening

Since the beginning of term the boys have been taking part in gardening for their enrichment sessions in lesson 6. They have been planting a range of flowers, fruits, herbs and vegetables. It has been very exciting recently as we were able …

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Mountain biking

Pupils from Titan class had a brilliant time when they went offsite mountain biking. After enjoying some time on the ramps, they went off on a trail through the woodland, which was beautiful and the boys really enjoyed it. It …

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