Our School

Philpots Manor is an Independent residential special school founded in 1959. It offers co-education for day and weekly boarding students aged 7 to 19. Our children and young people come from a range of social backgrounds and will have indentified social, emotional, behavioural and mental health needs and social communication difficulties.

Students who do particularly well at Philpots Manor are Students who are:

  • Highly anxious
  • Sensitive to their environment
  • Benefit from a low stimulus environment
  • Creative
  • Emotionally sensitive
  • Struggle with social interactions
  • Loves being in the outdoors
  • Enjoys the space and freedom to be

We are situated in the heart of Sussex on the edge of the Ashdown Forest. Our rural location means we are ideally placed to provide an environment which is calming and free from distractions. This allows even the most anxious of students the space to relax and access the opportunities for learning.

The ethos of the school is based on the principles of Rudolph Steiner. This allows students to follow a broad based curriculum, creatively taught and differentiated to meet the needs of the individual. By the time they are ready to leave Philpots Manor, 100% of our students gain recognised qualifications.