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

Returning to School September 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

  • School Business Manager Vacancy
    Our longstanding School Business Manager has decided to retire and we are actively seeking an enthusiastic individual to take on this vital role. Please click the news title for more information.
  • 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.
  • What About Us?
    As the term draws towards its end, the pupils and staff have been working on the last sing and sign project of the academic year. Please click the news title for the link.
  • Music Changes The World by Mill Ford Pupils
    Tissues at the ready!!! Our pupils have been busy working on another special signing project. Please click the news title for the link to their latest sing and sign video.
  • Replacement Jubilee Challenge
    Two of our pupils - Holly and Adam - were part of our Jubilee Challenge Ten Tor Team this year. Sadly the event had to be cancelled due to lock down but that has not stopped them! Please click on the news title for more.
  • You've Got a Friend In Me
    ...and back to the staff for singing and signing this week. Please click the news title for the link to You've Got a Friend In Me, from Toy Story
  • HLTA Vacancy
    We are looking to appoint a new HLTA to join our team 2.5 days per week, temporarily in the first instance. For more information please click on About Us/Staff/Vacancies.
  • This Is Me
    Some of our pupils have been involved in a very special Sing and Sign project this week, please click on the news title for the link to This Is Me!
  • Happy Birthday Scout!!!
    Scout had his first birthday on 30th May. Please click on the news title for a short message and pictures.
  • True Colours
    We may not be making a staff signing video every week now but that doesn't mean we aren't doing them any more! Please click on the news title for the link.
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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