‘The Lindfield School is a positive, safe and caring community where students are happy, confident and successful’ - OFSTED 2011

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The Lindfield School is a Secondary School located in Hampden Park, Eastbourne. All our pupils have a statement of educational needs. Our pupils may have speech and language needs, autism or learning difficulties. We are federated with the South Downs Community Special School, which also serves as our main feeder school.

At TLS we deliver the national curriculum, and the pupils are entered for a variety of GCSE’s, Entry Levels, BTECs and foundation learning courses at the end of year 11 depending on their ability.

The ethos of our school reflects the importance that we place on academic, social and emotional development. Our emphasis is on developing individual potential whilst fostering caring and positive attitudes. There is strong commitment from all staff and a desire to support others forms the basis of why this school is so successful. Staff continually focus on improving the provision for all pupils.

We have a team of staff that provide additional therapy sessions: speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, motor programmes and counselling.

Mrs McIlhargey

Every day is open day at TLS and we welcome visits to our school as our pupils are always keen to show their work and explain what they are learning.

Kirsty McIlhargey MA NPQH
Head of School

David Dimbleby


‘This year for the Towner Annual Schools' Exhibition, the theme was “Our South Downs”. Our final piece was made by all pupils from Year 7 and 8. We chose our images from photographs taken on visits to the South Downs National Park and from drawings based on the work of local artist Eric Ravilious. We printed our images on light sensitive fabric and joined all the images to together to make our canvas.’ - Anna Savage, Leader of Learning for Art




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The Lindfield School
Lindfield Road
East Sussex
BN22 0BQ

01323 502988 | @thelindfield


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