About Us

Cornfield is a school maintained by West Sussex County Council, for students aged 9 to 16 who have social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties. The school was opened in 1994 and enjoys pleasant accommodation in grounds near to The Littlehampton Academy.

For all our students, our aim is to provide them with a supportive learning environment in which they can grow into responsible young people ready to take their place in the world of work. All students follow the National Curriculum, working towards Entry Level Certificate or GCSE at the end of year 11. Students work in small groups of 8, often with a teaching assistant as well as the subject teacher. We recognise that each student is an individual, with individual needs. Students have an Individual Education Plan and a Behaviour Programme designed to help them target particular behaviours.

We believe that education is a partnership between school and home. It is only through working together that we can achieve the best for your child. We hold Parents’ Open Evenings twice a year as well as the Annual Review Meeting, which we hope you will attend. Form tutors will contact you regularly and they are always happy to arrange informal meetings if you would like to come in to school to discuss any difficulties (or even good news!).

If your child is to become a student at Cornfield School, we look forward to a happy and successful partnership.

Yours sincerely

Mrs M Davis