Therapies at Philpots Manor School

A variety of therapies are provided at Philpots Manor to enhance both the educationaland the personal development of our students. All of our therapists hold accredited qualifications and are registered with their appropriate regulatory organisations.

We currently offer:

  • Speech and language therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Cranial osteopathy
  • Dramatherapy
  • Counselling

Therapies are delivered in accordance with each student’s Education, Health and Care plan. Additional therapies are offered to meet the student’s ongoing holistic needs as they are identified during their time at Philpots.

Each term, you will be provided with your child’s therapeutic input timetable, which will detail the therapies they will be receiving, and at what time in the school week they will take place. You will also receive their individualised targets and updates from their therapists.

Parents, carers and the student themselves meet at the annual review with the teachers, care staff and therapists involved in their education and care to assess how the therapy is progressing. This is also an opportunity to consider together what therapeutic input might be beneficial going forwards.

Supporting Medical Conditions

We are able to support students with well-controlled chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma and epilepsy. Due to the physical layout and rural location of the school students with physical mobility difficulties will need to be assessed on an individual basis for their suitability to be accepted to the school.

All students at Philpots Manor have an individual healthcare plan which details their medical needs, medications and emergency treatment requirements. This plan is developed in collaboration with parents, caregivers, students and healthcare professionals and is overseen by the deputy care coordinator who is a registered nurse.


All houseparents are trained to administer both prescribed and non-prescribed (homely remedies such as paracetamol, arnica etc) medication to students. Medication must be supplied in the original boxes with the pharmacy label intact. All medication brought to the school must be signed in at reception by the person who has accompanied the student to school.

It is not acceptable to place medications amongst students’ personal belongings, as it is essential that all medications are kept in a locked cupboard at all times. Please notify the deputy care coordinator or healthcare assistance of any change to medications or dosages in writing.

Please download the full Medical Policy here:


Please notify us by 8.30am if your child is unwell and unable to attend school. Please contact for any further enquiries.


Immunisations are given on site by the West Sussex Immunisation Teams as per the UK Childhood Immunisation Schedule. We will inform you when your child is due to receive immunisations. Parents and carers are welcome to attend appointments to support children if necessary.

For further information on immunisations please click on the following link