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Welcome To Headstart School

About Headstart School:


Headstart School was established in 1999. It has a proven track record of success with learners on the Autistic Spectrum including those with complex needs. Places are available for students from age 5 to 16 and following onto our Post 16 courses up to the age of 21.

Headstart School has the benefit of two sites: both situated in the East Sussex countryside, one on the outskirts of the village of Ninfield and the other at Golden Cross. The school admits up to fifty students across both sites complimented by a large qualified experienced staff team. This high ratio of qualified staff to student and our unique approach is what we believe to be our strength, and the main reason for our success with students who have struggled in other academic environments.

Headstart School is committed to providing considered and carefully developed individual and personalised education to students who have found conventional learning a challenge. Headstart School uses innovative methods of teaching across a wide range of subjects with an emphasis on outdoor learning enabling students to identify and work to their own potential with enthusiasm, in a safe and happy learning environment.

Particulars of Academic performance for the preceding school year are available on request. Headstart School is a unique environment with a unique approach where we invite you to book a visit through our administration team at

Headstart Updates

Students start back to school on Wed 5th Sept 9am

Headstart Mission Statement


Headstart School aims to give every student the opportunity to:

• Build self-esteem and self awareness

• Take ownership of their learning and build independent learning skills

• Gain accredited qualifications and vocational skills

• Acquire the necessary social skills to integrate into society

Latest News

Ofsted 2013 1

The school provides a caring and purposeful working atmosphere where pupils and staff respect one another, and where pupils can work in a good humoured and enjoyable learning environment. Pupils achieve well and make good progress. This is because of good teaching and the use of an effective curriculum.

Ofsted - October 2013 May 15, 2014

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