St. Anthony’s is an outstanding day Special School, Teaching School and National Support School maintained by West Sussex County Council. The school caters for boys and girls aged 5-16. Currently we have 222 pupils on roll. All pupils admitted to St. Anthony’s School must have an Education, Health and Care Plan Statement.
We have pupils with a range of learning, medical or language difficulties. A high percentage of our pupils have speech and language difficulties. A significant number have autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia or other specific learning needs.
We provide a happy and supportive learning environment, in which your child will receive a balanced curriculum, with a wide range of opportunities that will help them to grow into independent responsible people. Pupils work towards national accreditation up to, and including where appropriate, GCSE. With a very favourable adult to pupil ratio we aim to help your child learn and develop.
Our curriculum is designed to meet a wide variety of needs and incorporates the full range of National Curriculum subjects at appropriate stages.
We believe that our aims can only be achieved by working together with parents and carers, therefore close co-operation between home and school is vital. There are a number of ways in which we can work together to help your child and we are always available at the end of a phone should you have any queries.
We have regular parents’ evenings and an active Friends Association. Everyone at St. Anthony’s is working towards making children’s development and time at school successful.
St. Anthony’s School motto is ‘Learning Together’. We have four aims for our children and they are:-
*To provide an environment where every member of the school community is given the support and encouragement necessary to meet the demands of education and personal change.
*To provide a broad and balanced curriculum that includes the full range of National Curriculum subjects.
*To allow all pupils access to as much of the National Curriculum as is right and possible for them as individuals.
*To foster in our pupils the value of education as a life-long process and to assist them in acquiring the necessary skills to develop and adapt as individuals in a changing society.