In September of 2017 The Southfield Trust was successful in a bid to open a new free special school in Eastbourne. The project will involve the construction of a brand new building on a site in Eastbourne.
The new school will be called Summerdown School and will make up one of the four schools that comprise the Southfield Trust. It is likely that the new school will open towards the end of 2020 / beginning of 2021. The school will educate up to 84 learners between the ages of 5 and 16 who have a diagnosis of Autism and will also include a separate centre called the Southfield Centre which will educate up to 51 learners with complex learning and medical needs. The Trust will seek to replicate its outstanding provision from the other Trust schools.
The Trust is very excited about this new opportunity and is very proud to be associated with this major new special school project funded by the Department for Education.
The school is in the design phase at the moment and when more precise opening dates and details are available we will post them here.