‘The school is an incredibly rewarding and exciting place for pupils to learn. Pupils value the excellent relationships they have with their tutors and teachers. They love coming to school’ - OFSTED 2015

Outstanding Ofsted!
Ofsted Report December 2015


The Lindfield School is a Secondary School located in Hampden Park, Eastbourne. All our pupils have a statement of educational needs or an Education and Health Care plan. Our pupils may have speech and language needs, autism or learning difficulties.

We are part of the Southfield Trust with South Downs Community Special School, which also serves as our main feeder school.

At TLS we deliver the national curriculum, and the pupils are entered for a variety of GCSE's, Entry Levels and BTECs at the end of year 11, depending on their ability.

The ethos of our school reflects the importance that we place on academic, social and emotional development. Our emphasis is on developing individual potential whilst fostering caring and positive attitudes. There is strong commitment from all staff and a desire to support others forms the basis of why this school is so successful. Staff continually focus on improving the provision for all pupils.

We have a team of staff that provide additional therapy sessions: speech and language therapy, occupational therapy and motor coordination programmes.

Mrs McIlhargey

Every day is open day at TLS and we welcome visits to our school as our pupils are always keen to show their work and explain what they are learning. Please contact Elaine or Kim in the school office if you would like to make an appointment to come and see us.

Kirsty McIlhargey MA NPQH
Head of School

Outstanding Ofsted


Outstanding result for Eastbourne special school
The Lindfield School, in Hampden Park, Eastbourne, underwent a two-day inspection in December and the findings were published on January 14. The report was greeted with delight by staff as it marked the successful end of a journey which started when the school given a notice to improve less than five years ago. In a joint statement, executive headteacher Remo Palladino and head of school Kirsty McIlhargey said, “This transformative change is down to the exceptional dedication of the staff team, the growing strength of our federation with the South Downs School and the way that all the community have shared in our vision for improvement.”
- Read more in the Eastbourne Herald

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The Lindfield School
Lindfield Road
East Sussex
BN22 0BQ

01323 502988 | @thelindfield


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