On behalf of our children, staff and governors welcome to our Website. Mill Ford is a school with specialism in meeting the needs of children and young adults with complex needs, including severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties, complex medical needs and autistic spectrum conditions. As a Headteacher I am immensely proud to be leading an amazing team for whom our children and young people are the centre and reason for all we do.
Mill Ford is a friendly, child-centered school where staff work tirelessly to provide each child and young person with an individual and exciting curriculum that builds on strengths and nurtures a love of learning. We place a strong emphasis on ensuring our pupils aspire to be the best they can, are able to contribute to society, develop their communication and social skills, enjoy learning and have a strong sense of self. We ensure pupils can achieve these things independently in a nurturing environment, where they feel able to take risks.
Safeguarding children and young people is paramount in all we do, so that children and young people can learn and thrive in a safe environment.
I do hope that you enjoy our website and if you are interested in finding out more please contact us and ask to speak to myself or my deputy, Simon Payne.
Latest School Calendar Events
- End of Term 315Feb2019
1:15 pm - 25 feb, 9:00 am
February half term
- Pancake Day Shrove Tuesday05Mar2019
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm @ Dining Hall
CaterEd Kitchen Event
- Parent Council Meeting19Mar2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm @ School
- Start of term 425Mar2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mill Ford School News
- Lord Mayor's Carol Service
Wonderland class, and Eleanor and Lani from Rainbow class, took part in the Lord Mayor’s Carol Service at St Andrew’s Church on Friday 14th December . They sang and signed the song’ Decorate the tree of light’
- Big Bang STEM event at the incinerator
Wonderland and some of Australia class took part in a joint Special School STEM event. They made lots of different things including an elastic band vehicle and a loud speaker and enjoyed the experience very much.
- Raffle for Luxury Hamper
Raffle Tickets are on sale now from the School Office. Luxury Hamper to be won along with other prizes.
- Food Bank Donation
Food Bank Donation
- Exciting New Mill Ford Shop is now Open!
For the sale of School Uniform.
- £300 Donation
School have received a generous donation from Dinnaton Golf Club.
- Herald Tokens THANK YOU
Update on the Herald tokens for Win A Playground
- Ten Tors Jubilee Challenge – Post16 students
The Jubilee Challenge 2018 was a very successful one for Jordan and Damon from America class.
- WIN A PLAYGROUND Herald tokens
The School has entered The Herald’s competition to ‘Win A Playground For Your School’.
- BREAKING NEWS!
We are thrilled to tell you all that Celina Cox, (Class teacher Wonderland) has been shortlisted for the Maths Teacher of The Year Award 2018 ! The complete shortlist will be formally announced in The Times Education Supplement (Tes) today
Ethos, Values & Vision
At Mill Ford School we provide a happy, positive and secure working environment in which we motivate pupils to succeed. It is our aim that every child and young person at Mill Ford:
Has a voice and is able to express their wants and needs
Has friends and the opportunity to build relationships, feel valued and respected
Has a contribution to make as we believe each of our pupils has something to give and we support them to be helpful citizens
Achieves. It is our aim that all our pupils exceed expectations
This vision was drawn up following consultation with Stakeholders including:
For more information about our vision please see our Plan on a Page