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Welcome to Ifield School

Welcome to Ifield School's online prospectus. Thank you for taking an interest in the school and the courses it offers.

About us

Ifield School is a Foundation Special School catering for 210 pupils and students who have Special Educational Needs. The school is equipped to support the National Curriculum from Year Reception to Year 13.  Ifield School is a special school for children and young people with profound, severe and complex needs. Almost half of all pupils have a diagnosis of autism, and speech and language difficulties;  some have complex medical needs. 

Ifield School has been judged to be outstanding by Ofsted in 2011 and again in February 2014:

"All pupils achieve exceptionally well throughout the school because staff know each one very well. Pupils make excellent progress from their starting points. They make significant gains in improving their reading, writing, communication and mathematics skills.

The outstanding teaching is very successful in ensuring the overwhelming majority of pupils make excellent progress. Teaching targets support for the pupils’ needs very effectively.

The Sixth Form is excellent. Pupils have extensive opportunities to experience life outside school. These successfully help prepare them for their next steps in later life and learning."


Facilities available

The school has an attractive, welcoming environment. The school campus extends to nine acres and has landscaped grounds, hard and soft play areas and a large playing field. Newly built specialist rooms support a large variety of subjects. In addition to an ICT suite, computing facilities are fully integrated throughout the school. The school also has a Hydro Therapy Pool.
Our Pre-school provision is based at Kings Farm primary School as an inclusive nursery.
The Post 16 Faculty is based on the North West Kent College campus in Gravesend and is known as Ifield Sixth Form. This collaborative provision ensures that our students' needs are met beyond statutory school age.
Ifield Sixth Form courses are linked to the following aims:
  • to integrate students from Ifield School and other feeder schools in a college environment
  • to provide a smooth transition from school to colleg.
  • to enable students to develop skills that will be relevant to them in adult life
We hope you find the information of interest.  Should you require further assistance, please contact the school.
Please note that any application to attend Ifield School is dependent upon Local Education Authority approval.

Additional support

Ifield teaching staff are highly experienced practitioners.  An increasing number of staff hold post graduate qualifications in the area of special educational needs. 

At the nursery, school and Sixth Form teachers are supported by dedicated teaching assistants and a Speech and Language team.

Learner success

All learners leave Ifield School and Ifield Sixth Form with accredited qualifications. The overwhelming majority of students move onto other courses or into employment.

At Sixth Form students follow an Individual Learning Programme that is intended to equip them to follow their life goals.  The programme is based on what the student has already achieved, what they would like to do in the future and the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to achieve future goals including qualifications.



How to apply

You can apply for courses at Ifield School through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 30 October 2017
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