Welcome to Cornfield school

Striving For Excellence

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…

About Us

Please don’t hesitate to contact  the School Secretary, if you would like more information or if you would like a free paper copy of any documents on our site.
Tel: 01903 731277


Students in years 7 to 9 follow the programme of study for Key Stage 3 and In years 10 and 11 students follow a personalised learning curriculum which includes GCSE’s, vocational and public examination.


Our School

In order to function in society safely and responsibly, young people must be given opportunities to discuss their beliefs and experiences in an environment which is safe and nurturing, and where they can be challenged on the views in a way that supports their personal development.

Intent: Develop the social and emotional skills to function effectively in a classroom environment that encompasses the school expectations. Analyse and develop basic reading and writing skills to ensure an accelerated rate of progress to enable them to access the curriculum.

Thrive Federation Run

Despite strong winds creating challenging conditions, almost 600 runners completed a 5k or 10k run along Worthing seafront in aid of the four Thrive Federation special schools.  Not deterred by the wind and strong gusts, participants and spectators gathered on the day to support and help raise vital funds to […] 

KS4 Skills Development

KS4 have been rifle shooting and trying their hand at archery this term with remarkable success while KS3 have enjoyed learning new skills in the kitchen. […]

Sensory Room

A significant issue for the students at Cornfield   is finding a suitable, safe space where they can relax and calm themselves ready for their next lesson. During the Summer of 2018 a grant from the National Lottery funding enabled us to turn a little used room […]


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Parent Voice

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Parent Info E-Safety Feed

Choosing age-appropriate video on demand for your family

From Netflix to NowTV: how to keep your family safe when viewing TV and films online and on mobile devices

Having a positive digital footprint

Top tips on how to help your child make their online presence work for them and create a positive digital footprint

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