Mountfield Heath School officially opened its doors on 14th June 2019. In attendance at the high tea, opening ceremony, were Huw Merriman MP, Richard Power Managing Director of Education (Acorn Care & Education), Mountfield Heath School staff, parents, local residents and educational and health professionals.
Located on Vinehall Road in Robertsbridge, East Sussex, the school operates out of a newly refurbished setting within spacious grounds, inclusive of spaces for both outdoor and large classroom learning.
High specification IT resources, designated therapeutic areas and plenty of room for creative learning, ensures Mountfield Heath School is fully prepared to support children facing the challenges of special educational needs (SEN).
Structured learning environment
Mountfield Heath School welcomes boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 11 years old with a range of social, emotional and mental health needs, and is led by a highly specialist team of professionals who are committed to providing a caring, structured learning environment to enable each child to reach their full potential.
Pupils who have been diagnosed with autism or have a history of demonstrated behaviours associated with autism are equally made to feel at home at Mountfield Heath School.
Mountfield Health School has already developed a reputation for building robust support packages catered to each individual child’s specific learning requirements. Children attending the school can present with very complex needs, communication difficulties and associated challenging behaviours, the school have adopted a creative approach to learning, which aids the pupils’ transition from an often difficult relationship with education settings in the past, into an environment where they can thrive.
Celebrating every success
Mountfield Heath School ultimately aims to prepare pupils for the next stage of their life, developing their skills, knowledge and confidence as well as encouraging improvements in academic performance.
Headteacher Lyndsey Jeffries said “It is our job to ensure that our children develop confidence within themselves and we celebrate every success. Through personalised learning and removal of barriers it is our belief that every child can succeed and experience a positive, safe, healthy, appropriately challenging and happy education.”
Huw Merriman said “I was delighted to be invited to officially open Mountfield Heath School last Friday. It was really good to see this former village primary school completely refurbished and given a new lease of life as a school for children with special educational needs.
“I know from my work as an officer of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism that there is a wide range of learning needs that need to be met within our educational system and there will always be children for whom main stream education will not work. Therefore schools like Mountfield Heath are extremely important in providing specialist provision to help each child in its care to thrive, grow and learn. It was really inspiring to meet their team of dedicated and highly-skilled staff who clearly love their work and share the same ambition of ensuring each pupil in their care reaches their full potential.”