23/24 Admissions

Admissions for this school year are open.

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Location: Lewes, East Sussex

Ofsted: Good

Motivate | Educate | Inspire

Owlswick is located in Kingston, Lewes, East Sussex. It is a mile away from the town of Lewes and 7 miles from the south coast and the vibrant city of Brighton. We offer placements to young people from any part of the country with the majority coming from London and the South East.

Owlswick School provides specialist education and support to young people who have social, emotional, cognitive and sensorial needs or may have been assessed as having a form of Neurodiversity or some form of Complex Trauma. All young people placed with us will have an Education Health Care Plan and may not be able to attend mainstream education at this time. Our aim is to provide a family style home where young people can also receive their education on site. Education is provided by an experienced teaching team who understand the barriers young people face in accessing school and learning when they have difficult and challenging life experiences, coupled with emotional and behavioural issues.

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Thomas Parks

“I am very proud to be Headteacher at CCS Owlswick. We are dedicated to providing a nurturing and inclusive learning environment for each and every one of our students. Our experienced staff team are committed to delivering a high standard of education tailored to meet the individual needs of each student. Through extensive research, meticulous planning, and implementation of a curriculum aligned with the National Curriculum, we ensure that our students are engaged in meaningful and stimulating learning experiences. Our grounds are a highlight of our school and outdoor learning is a fundamental aspect of our timetable.”

Part of a Wider Community

Our school is supported by a wider community of Compass Schools which are located across the country.

Our experienced team of Teachers and support staff work tirelessly to ensure the best possible education is provided at all of our schools.

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Why Choose Owlswick?

An amazing outdoor environment

Dedicated staff

Therapeutic input throughout the day

Our Facilities

We love our school and we think you will too! Our school has:

  • Dedicated reading areas
  • Home grown vegetable patch
  • Forest school area
  • Small, well resourced classrooms

We are committed to

developing young people who are responsible, caring and respectful of others, and who have a strong sense of fair-ness and what is ‘right’. We want them to treat others as they would like to be treated themselves and to understand and celebrate diversity and difference.
The school will help our children and young people to develop an inner discipline and will encourage pupils to not just ‘follow the crowd’ – they will make up their own minds and be ready to accept responsibility for what they do. They will grow through making choices and holding to the choices that they have made. They will want to be honest with themselves and with others.

Our Ethos

  • A passion to include everyone
  • A desire to treat everyone equally
  • An ability to respect difference and diversity
  • To celebrate all achievement
  • A commitment to healthy, open and respectful relationships
  • A deep sense of purpose that things can change and be transformed for the better
  • A sense of perseverance to keep going for as long as it take
  • An acceptance that failure is not the opposite of success, it is a part of success

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We’d love to talk to you about how we could support a child in your care.

Get it touch with us if you’d like to learn more about admissions or anything more specific about the school.

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