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

A Day of Digital Discovery

OHC&AT’s Digital School visited Brantridge School to deliver a day of digital discovery. In groups, pupils engaged in lots of different activities from digital photography using a green screen to exploring the world of Virtual Reality. The Lego Education session …

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Music Day at Brantridge!

On Tuesday the 17th July we had a Music therapist visit the school. Mr Hemson spent a session with each class, where they had the opportunity to play a variety of instruments, from the piano to a ukulele. At the …

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The Big Bang Fair South East

On Wednesday this week our older pupils visited the ‘Big Bang Fair’. Around 6,000 pupils from a wide range of schools visited the South East Showground in Ardingly to participate in a day of practical learning focussed on Science, Technology, …

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Science Day at Brantridge

We were pleased to have Philip Hunton from ‘Green Up Your Act’ with us for Science day. He worked with each class, leading a range of practical activities and firing the scientific imaginations of our pupils. The sessions focused on …

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