During the September 17 inspection, the school residential service was graded as outstanding for the third consecutive year.

The residential provision for the school currently runs 7 days a week during term time only. There are a number of residential packages available ranging from a termly placement, fortnightly boarding to a Monday – Friday placement and anything in between. The accommodation is all based on the main school site, offering the resident young people the opportunity to make full use of the facilities both in the evenings and at weekends.

The needs of our school resident learners range from those who require assistance to carry out basic daily tasks, such as washing and dressing, to those who are totally independent and only require staff to continue to support them with regard to their behaviour and the more taxing tasks such as budgeting and the essential skills needed for independent living.

The learning and progress needs of the individuals are paramount. These, plus their likes and dislikes, social groupings, friendships and safety are used to inform decisions relating to residential allocation.

We try at all times to balance the needs of the individual and the group. This is always highly complex and will at times require an element of compromise.

Learners are encouraged to personalise their rooms with pictures/posters and personal belongings and where necessary are supported in doing this.

There are currently four houses in our pre-19 service.

Seaford House

Seaford house is a standalone house situated within the school grounds. There are 4 bedrooms, one of which has an en-suite bathroom, with a shared bathroom for other rooms. It has a large communal lounge and dining area, kitchen, laundry room and its own enclosed garden space with decked area. The house is able to accommodate learners of varying needs.  It also has its own self-contained garden with decking and lawn.

Meadow View

Meadow View is currently an all Female Residential House, with 4 beds.  It is a small but homely provision, including 2 en-suite bedrooms and two other single bedrooms that share a large wet room.  It has a communal lounge, Kitchen/diner and laundry room. Meadow View is situated on the first floor of the main School building.

The Heights

The Heights is situated on the top floor of the School building, boasting fantastic views across to the Sea and Seaford Head. It has three bedrooms, 2 shower rooms and a bathroom. It also has a communal lounge, kitchen, and dining room with a separate lounge/sensory space for those times that our young people require extra space.

Beach House

Beach House is located on the 1st floor of the main school building, it has 5 bedrooms. There are 3 shared bathrooms, a large communal space, kitchen and large dining area.  Beach house overlooks all of the School grounds and has lovely views across Seaford.