Welcome to our Website.  Mill Ford is a school for children and young adults with severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties, including pupils with complex medical needs and autistic spectrum conditions.

Mill Ford is a friendly, child-centered school that offers a broad and balanced National Curriculum with a strong emphasis on developing student's communicaton, social skills, physical development and independence.

We value every child and young person as an individual and are proud of all they achieve.

I do hope that you enjoy our website and if you are interested in finding out more please contact us.

Claire Wills


Latest Upcoming Events Events

School Holidays23Jul2015

Bank Holiday31Aug2015

Non Pupil Day02Sep2015

First Day of Autumn Term03Sep2015

France Trip07Sep2015

@ France

Three of our Post 16 students will be going on a PGL activity trip to France, which is being funded with the support of Youth Sport Trust. Our teacher, Robyn Becker, will be going along with the students, and the trip will take place with a number of other schools from across the UK.

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Mill Ford School News

  • Farewell Margaret!
    Today we say goodbye to our Deputy Head Teacher, Margaret Baldwin. We will miss Margaret immensely as she has brought so much to our school during her time here.
  • Last day of term
    Today is our last day of term. We would like to wish everyone at Mill Ford a happy summer holiday!
  • Silver Sainsbury's School Games Awarded to Mill Ford!
    We have been awarded our silver kite mark for the Sainsbury's School Games in recognition of the sport we do across school.
  • Leavers Prom!
    The leaver's prom was a huge success and we had a good turnout to say goodbye to the students leaving. .
  • North America and South America Classes Attend Fitness Event
    Today some of North and South America went to a fitness event at Crownhill Fort.
  • Starlight Parents/Carers Coffee Morning
    Parents and carers of children in Starlight Class are warmly invited to come in to class on Tuesday 21 July between 10 am and 11.30 am.
  • Funds Raised for Brandon Trust
    The bake off we organised which took place last Friday raised over £130 for the Brandon Trust.
  • Bake Off!
    We had a brilliant time during our Bake Off last Friday. Students from all classes took part in decorating cakes, and then the Head Fundraiser from the Brandon Trust came along to choose the winner.
  • Staff in the Stocks for Charity!
    During our Bake Off on Friday, some of our staff members took to the stocks and pupils had to pay to throw wet sponges at them.
  • Sports Leaders in South America Class!
    In preparation for our Sports Leaders camp in France we have been encouraging our sports leaders to set up and run activities.
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Ethos, Values & Vision

At Mill Ford School we provide a happy, positive and secure working environment in which every member of our learning community is valued. We celebrate the strengths and talents of our pupils and set challenging targets to ensure every individual achieves their potential.

Pupils are provided with a sense of achievement, helping them to grow in confidence and empowering them to adopt a ‘have a go’/’I Can’ attitude. Pupils are also provided with the opportunity to build friendships, feel valued, respected, and accepted for who they are.
Our Vision is to provide high quality education, which is personalized and achievement driven to ensure pupils are supported to meet their full potential. Our pupils are encouraged to make choices and be as independent as possible so that they are happy, positive citizens, who achieve beyond that which society expects of them. It is our vision for our pupils that they develop as fully as possible their self-help, independence, communication and social skills.

The dedication and commitment of our staff is crucial to the quality of our work and we will do all we can to encourage, support, challenge and train them for the important work they do. We ensure pupils, staff, parents/carers, governors and friends of the school feel valued so that we remain a great place to be.


This Statement was drawn up following consultation with Stakeholders including:

  • A word list sent to parents to comment on words that they felt were important - the top words were all included in the statement and are underlined
  • Words from pupils
  • A "Diamond 9" exercise with Governors and all staff