WELCOME TO FARNEY CLOSE
As the Principal of Farney Close School I am proud to welcome you to our new website.
Farney Close School is a place of warmth and care, with a highly dedicated staff group supporting young people to reaching their full potential. The school provides both day and residential placements, Monday to Friday during term time.
Our focus is on providing education, care, social development and therapeutic support to young people who have an Education Health and Care plan (EHCP) and experience a range of difficulties including:
- Social, emotional and mental health needs (SEMH)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) (a sub-type of ADHD)
- Asperger’s Syndrome (High level functioning)
- Autism (ASC) (where challenging behaviours are the primary need)
- Conduct Disorder (CD)
- Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD)
- Speech and Language Difficulties including social communication and interaction.
We recognise that many conditions are applied to children and young people and are happy to discuss how we may be able to support individuals with differing needs.
Farney Close is a non-denominational school founded by the Reverend Percy Wallbridge and his wife Vera 65 years ago, whose aim was to support children from all walks of life. Initially the story began with a school on the Isle of Wight, which then moved to Dorset and then on to the current site here in Sussex, where it has been since the early 1960s. Throughout the time it has been a non-profit making charity which has striven to provide the very best education and care for all of the pupils who have attended and its long history means that even now many ex pupils visit and speak fondly of their time at the school. Our Special Educational Needs school has been a non-profit-making charity from the start and remains so today.