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 24-hour care, Monday to Friday during term time that aims to help every young person achieve both academically and socially. All young people that join us have an Educational, Health and Care Plan for Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH).
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.