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There are opportunities for secondary and sixth form students to stay overnight, supported by familiar adults. During their overnight stay, students plan and prepare an evening meal, this includes going to the local supermarket to buy ingredients.  Students conversation and social skills are encouraged whist they prepare and enjoy the meal. The programme extends life skills to include aspects of:

  • Travel training
  • Handling money
  • Time management

The programme is carefully planned to address students’ life skills targets or the independent living outcomes that have been agreed as part of their Education, Health and Care Plans. 

Ifield Life provides a realistic and thoroughly enjoyable learning experience for young people at the school and sixth form.  As in every other aspect of learning at Ifield School there is a clear emphasis on developing independence as part of the Ifield Life Programme.



  • Ofsted Outstanding
  • The Cedar Federation
  • Ifield Smile
  • KsENT
  • SEN Specialist Schools
  • International School Award
  • Kent County Council
  • Arts MArk
  • Healthy Schools
  • Sport England
  • iNet