Our School


Located in a quiet residential area of Redhill it was first opened in 2003 as a very small, specialist independent school for girls with emotional difficulties, attachment difficulties and those presenting with risk-taking behaviours. 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 behavioural, emotional and social difficulties, as well as a broader range of learning needs.

Cornfield School started as the feeder school for "Looked After" girls from Cornerways Children's Services' residential homes in the Redhill / Crawley area. 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 BESD, MLD or ASD. The school staff has received in house training in ASD by The National Autistic Society.

Cornerways residential girls, girls in foster placements and day girls work alongside each other without prejudice and we admit girls with or without an Education, Health and Care Plan.

Cornfield School was last inspected by Ofsted in November 2013 with all aspects, including behaviour, rated as ‘good’.  The school has the capacity to deliver an outstanding curriculum and Special Educational Needs provision.  The school was favourably inspected by Surrey LA in July 2016.

All our girls are "special": we do not differentiate between or label girls who have EHCPs or are Looked After Children. Every child receives the same level of service from our Special Needs Department (SENCo team) and quality of care.

Policies and Procedures

For current school policies and procedures please contact Helen Everton on 01737 779578 or email cornfieldschool@cornerways.org