Winchelsea School is a community special school committed to meeting the needs of pupils aged 4-18, with a wide range of learning difficulties. We are heavily over-subscribed and currently have over 200 pupils on roll. This includes satellite provision for over 70 pupils at Old Town Infant School, Canford Heath Junior School and Magna Academy. Our provision also includes an on-site Post 16 suite and a life skills centre. 

We have a committed, knowledgeable and experienced staff team of over 100 and we pride ourselves on creating bespoke packages for pupils which meet their individual needs and prepare them for life. We strongly believe we have created a safe, welcoming and inspiring environment which allows our children to feel secure and be successful. This allows us to provide an effective, broad curriculum which allows all children to succeed.

We are passionate about improving outcomes for our pupils and we work very closely with families, outside agencies and organisations to facilitate this. To provide further support, we also provide an outreach service to a wide range of local schools.

Thank you for visiting our website. If you would like any further information or a tour of our school, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Geoff Cherrill, Headteacher.

Medical Email

19 Nov 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,
From Monday 22nd November 2021 there will be a new medical email that may be used as a general enquiry box for all...

Anti-Bullying Week 15-19 November 2021

11 Nov 2021

The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2021 is: One Kind Word
Anti-Bullying Week will happen from Monday 15th - Friday 19th November 2021 and...

Covid Update November 2021

04 Nov 2021

Dear Parent/Carer
Please see letter regarding updated guidance for Covid 19.
Covid update letter to parents 3.11.21
Geoff Cherrill

Food Bank Non-School Uniform Day

18 Oct 2021

Dear Parent / Carer, 
It is that time of year again, when we have been talking about and celebrating Harvest time.  Following this,...

Flu Vaccinations Postponed

15 Oct 2021

We have just been informed by the NHS School Immunisation Team that due to staff illness they are unable to provide the flu vaccinations on Monday...

Flu Vaccinations

08 Oct 2021

We are still awaiting information on the Covid-19 vaccination.  However I am pleased to advise that flu vaccinations will be offered in...

SENDIASS Participation Group

29 Sep 2021

SENDIASS Participation Group 
SENDIASS continue to look for young persons (aged 14-25) to be part of their Participation Group. If any of...


08 Sep 2021

Although we have begun the new year in a relatively 'normal' way, I thought I'd just update you about a few things related to Covid-19.

Transport -Monday 6th September

04 Sep 2021

Good morning everyone!
I am aware of some transport issues for Monday. If you have received an email saying transport will not pick up your child...

Covid Testing

12 Mar 2021

Dear Parent/Carer,
Please find below a link to a letter containing information relating to COVID-19 home testing for pupils in Years 7 to 11.