Parents/Carers - Please see the link below explaining Mill Ford School's current position regarding the COVID 19 pandemic

School Offer re COVID 19 April 2020

Potential of Lifting Lockdown Restrictions May 2020


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.

Claire Wills


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Latest News

  • Useful Resources for Home Learning
    In order to further support our pupils and their families during the COVID 19 outbreak, we have created a Useful Resources bubble on the Home Page menu.
  • You've Got a Friend
    Last week may have been half term but the staff were still busy signing along to a new song and creating a video for you. Please click on the news title for the link
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight?
    It is that time of the week again! This week's staff signing video is to Can You Feel The Love Tonight by Elton John, from Disney's Lion King. Please click on the News Title for the link to the video.
  • Shotgun by George Ezra
    The staff are having so much fun making a new sing and sign video for our pupils each week. This week our resources assistant, Nicole, chose Shotgun by George Ezra. Please click the news title for the link.
  • VE Day bunting
    The BBC local radio are asking people to do their bit for VE day and make their own special ‘Great British Bunting to display in their windows on Friday and over the weekend. For more information and the link please click on the News Title.
  • Plymouth Virtual Pirate Weekend
    Plymouth are 'hosting' a virtual Pirate Weekend with an exciting virtual line- up of pirate entertainment. Please click on the News Title for the link to further information.
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World
    The staff have been signing again! The link to our latest creation can be found by clicking the News Title.
  • Potential lifting of lockdown restrictions
    Please see the link at the top of the Home Page regarding any potential lifting on lockdown restrictions and the School.
  • Pupils Gallery
    We are very proud of all the pupils at Mill Ford, their work and achievements. We have a new item under the pupil bubble - Pupils Gallery. A space where the pupils can share what they are most proud of.
  • Sensory Resources
    We have uploaded some sensory resources to the Useful Resources bubble (Sensory Resources) and are very grateful to Sensory Spectacle founder, Becky Lyddon, for allowing them to be shared with our families in the current pandemic situation.
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 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:

  • Pupils
  • Parent
  • Governors
  • Staff

For more information about our vision please see our Plan on a Page