• Educating

    Cornfield School is ambitious for each and every child and young person whom we admit and to whom we make a firm commitment and attachment. We pledge to provide quality, genuine full-time education for looked after and excluded girls.
  • Integrating

    At Cornfield School we understand that exclusion doesn't work or repair adult / pupil relationships in the long term. We work closely with our young people to help them reach their full potential through our "Nurture through Structure" ethos.
  • Delivering

    Cornfield School was last inspected by Ofsted in February 2018 with all aspects rated as "good". The school has the capacity to deliver an outstanding curriculum and Special Educational Needs provision.
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Cornfield School

Cornfield School started as the feeder school for "Looked After" girls fromCornerwaysChildren's Services' residential homes in the Redhill/Crawley area.  The school has gradually expanded and developed and is now registered and DfE approved to admit up to 25 girls, age 11-18 years with social, emotional and mental health issues, as well as a broader range of learning needs.

We have been admitting independent day pupils since September 2006, originally as a response to individual parents of locally excluded or vulnerable girls who were unable to manage in mainstream schools, mixed schools or boy-dominated Pupil Referral Units or Special Schools.

Day pupils usually have an Education Health and Care Plan for SEMH, MLD or ASD. The school staff have received in house training in ASD by The National Autistic Society.

Download our prospectus here

For current school policies and procedures please contact cornfieldschool@cornerways.org

Cornfield School can accept two types of placement:

  • Day students in need of a more specialised education service referred either via a local authority or via direct enquiry from interested parents. However, in this instance Cornfield school cannot accept "Day Student Only" referrals on a boarder basis as the school does not directly provide accommodation.
  • As part of a specialist residential care referral from local authorities wishing to access residential care with a therapeutic service plus specialist education.


Find out how to apply here

Cornfield School was rated as ‘good’ at its last full Ofsted inspection in February 2018. The school has the capacity to deliver an outstanding curriculum and Special Educational Needs provision.