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Key Information

Our School
Ifield School welcomes pupils with profound, severe and complex learning difficulties between the ages of 2 and 19 years of age.  The school has been successfully designated to meet the needs of pupils with learning difficulties and has been awarded Specialist status for Communication and Interaction by the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust.
 
Inclusion and Collaboration
Ifield School is federated with Kings Farm Primary School and has a strong collaboration with North Kent College situated about one mile from the school site. 
 
Pre-school pupils attend the school’s inclusive nursery based in Kings Farm Primary School for pupils aged from 2 to 5 years old.  This setting enables children to play and learn alongside mainstream peers whilst enjoying the benefits that Ifield School facilities and resources is able to offer.
 
16 – 19 year old students attend Ifield Sixth Form based within the grounds of North Kent College.  Ifield Sixth Form and North Kent College’s supported learning provision, Gateway, have recently moved into bespoke accommodation within the LINK Centre.  LINK stands for “Learning at Ifield and North Kent” and reflects the close working partnership we share.  At the LINK Centre students benefit from classrooms and suites that support their learning and medical needs.  The students follow a highly personalised curriculum whilst also being able to access the college’s restaurant, library and gym facilities.
 
Our Staff

Staff at Ifield School understand that the successful inclusion of pupils in learning activities is of the utmost importance.  The school invests in the continued professional development of all staff to support their development of learning opportunities that will engage pupils and enable them to reach their full potential.  Staff work closely with the school’s speech and language therapists, the full-time school nurse and a variety of colleagues from outside agencies.  Ifield staff create an environment that is calm, well-organised and conducive to learning not only within the classroom but in every part of the school.  Visitors to Ifield School regularly remark on its happy and purposeful ethos and the confidence of its pupils.  This reflects the endeavour of each pupil and the hard work, enthusiasm and professionalism of staff who celebrate the successes of each child and young person.
 
Our Learning Environment
Ifield School has been designed so that every classroom, corridor and play area celebrates learning success and to enable learning to take place in every part of the school.  The building is fully accessible and welcoming to encourage pupils to develop a much independence as possible and to achieve their full potential within safe and engaging environment.  Facilities that extend and enhance the learning environment include a hydro-therapy pool, sensory room and several personal care suites.  In addition there are specialist rooms for music, art, drama and food technology to ensure that the curriculum is enhanced and enriched. 
 
Ifield and the Wider Community
Ifield School enjoys an excellent local and countrywide reputation.  The School has established partnership arrangements with other schools, agencies and businesses which considerably enhance learning for pupils and students.  
Ifield School was awarded a full International School Award by the British Council in 2009 and the links that have been forged with schools across the world were acknowledged in 2012 and 2016.
Ifield School teaches pupils and students how to ensure their own well-being and has achieved National Healthy School Status. The school has also been awarded the Lloyds TSB Lasting Legacy Award for our project for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.   The school won the Guardian’s National ‘School We’d Like’ competition creating a new facility to enhance outdoor learning.
 

 
Please find below important documents and information about our school.
 

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The Cedar Federation

Ifield School and King's Farm Primary School are Governed by a single Federation Governing Body named The Cedar Federation.

Consultation - Kent SEN Trust

Ten local Special Schools are proposing to create and acquire the Kent SEN Trust as their legal foundation. Schools are: Bower Grove Scho...

School Prospectus

Thank you for choosing to explore Ifield School as an option for your child’s education. We hope that this prospectus will help inform you of o...

Our Aims & Values

Ifield School aims to provide an outstanding and supportive learning environment: one which allows everyone to realise their full potential, with hi...

Admissions

The admission of children with Statements of SEN or EHCPs to schools is a matter for the LA who has statutory responsibility for arranging their pro...

Pupil Premium & Year 7 Catch Up Funding

Pupil premium was introduced by the Government to provide additional funding to address the gap in educational attainment and long term economic well ...

Curriculum Information

Introduction At Ifield School we offer our pupils dynamic learning opportunities and experiences centered on a broad, balanced and rich curriculum. &...

Code of Conduct

School Code of Conduct We treat everyone as we would like to be treated. We respect and care for each other. We behave in a way to make all others fee...

The School Day

Our day begins at 09.00 with registration. During break there are separate play areas for primary and secondary pupils including a playground with cli...

School Policies

The School has a comprehensive set of policies to help guide staff and pupils. A comprehensive index of all DFE, QCA, Ofsted and School Policy docume...

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