Independent and Non Maintained Schools

Page Updated: 13th December 2021

Below is a list of special schools and mainstream private schools. There is a fee for admittance to these schools – if your child has an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) then requests for these schools will require consideration by the SEN assessment team (SENAT)

The links on the schools will take you through to their website. Independent and non-maintained schools do not have a statutory requirement to be on the Local Offer, any of these schools that would like to be searchable on the Local Offer can do so by creating a service card.


  • Ardingly College, Haywards Heath
  • Brambletye School, East Grinstead
  • Burgess Hill Girls
  • Christ's Hospital School, Horsham
  • Cottesmore School, Crawley
  • Cumnor House School, Haywards Heath
  • Farlington School, Horsham
  • Great Walstead School, Lindfield
  • Handcross Park Preparatory School
  • Manor House School, Slinford
  • Hurstpierpoint College
  • My Choice School, Haywards Heath
  • Pennthorpe School, Horsham
  • Rikkyo School-in-England, Horsham
  • Worth School, Turners Hill
  • Farney Close School, Bolney
  • Muntham House School, Horsham
  • The Education Centre, Haywards Heath
  • Philpots Manor School, East Grinstead
  • New Barn School, Broadbridge Heath
  • Step By Step, East Grinstead
  • LVS Hassocks |


  • Lancing College
  • Lancing College Preparatory School at Worthing
  • Our Lady of Sion School, Worthing
  • Seadown School, Worthing
  • Shoreham College
  • Sompting Abbotts School, Lancing
  • Springboard Education, Lancing


  • Apple Orchard, Slinfold
  • Arabesque School of Performing Arts, Chichester
  • Conifers School, Midhurst
  • Dorset House School, Bury
  • Great Ballard School, Chichester
  • Highfield and Brookham Schools, Liphook
  • Ingfield Manor School, Billingshurst
  • Oakwood School, Lavant
  • Seaford College, Petworth
  • Slindon College
  • The Amicus School, Arundel
  • The Prebendal School, Chichester
  • Westbourne House School, Chichester
  • Windlesham House School, Pulborough |

    Looking for a school for your child or young person can be very stressful in making sure you have the best school for them.

    If you would like to discuss your options and this information contact the SEND Information, Advice and Support Service who can offer you impartial information by calling 03302 228 555.

  • Questions you might want to ask when visiting schools/colleges that may help you to choose a school of preference;
  • Reaching Families & Amaze Fact Sheet: Choosing a School ; and
  • you can also read the schools SEN information report by clicking on the link 'Local Offer webpage'

    List 41

    Independent schools for pupils with special educational needs, including those approved under section 41 of the Children and Families Act.

    Link to the Department of Education:

    Independent special schools and colleges - GOV.UK

    Independent schools for pupils with special educational needs, including those approved under section 41 of the Children and Families Act.

    We invited all the schools on the list 41 that children in West Sussex are placed to get listed on our Local Offer. You can view the schools on the Local Offer.