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

  • Finance and Administration Assistant vacancy
    We need a positive and enthusiastic individual to join our dedicated office team as soon as possible. More information and an application pack can be found under About Us/Staff/Vacancies
  • Christmas Activities
    All the classes have been busy and enjoying the run up to Christmas, preparing for their performances and making items for the Christmas Fair. A couple of classes have been out of School and enjoying events in the community.
  • May Day 2020
    Please be aware that the School will now be closed on Friday 8th of May 2020 for the May Day Bank Holiday.
  • Ten Tors Jubilee Challenge
    We are immensely proud that six of our pupils successfully took part in, and completed, the Ten Tors Jubilee Challenge on May 11 2019!
  • 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.
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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