The Mount Camphill Community

Independent Specialist College for young adults with learning disabilities offering a curriculum in practical skills
The logo of The Mount Camphill Community S41 status


The Mount Camphill Community
Faircrouch Lane
East Sussex
  • Course Length:
    38 weeks per year
  • Residential or Day:
    Residential and Day
  • Course Dates:
    Courses start in September, although we do consider later applications
  • Maximum Number of Students:
    30 students
  • Age Range:
    16 - 25 years



General Description

The Mount Camphill Community successfully supports young people with a range of learning disabilities, communication and behavioural difficulties within a vibrant, yet peaceful, rural environment. The supportive community setting offers shared living which encourages students to work towards their potential in all aspects of their lives.


A full-time residential or day curriculum including crafts, arts, work experience, life skills, movement, drama, cooking, baking, gardening, maths and English. Individualised study programmes are created to support students to reach their aspirations as captured in their EHC plan towards future living and working.

The currciulum offers accredited learning opportunities via Pearson Skills for Life units, BTEC Cookery courses and Edexcel qulaifications in English and maths. All students have the opportunity to participate in internal and external work experience developing skills in prepartion for future employment or supported employment.

Specialist Facilities

The Mount Camphill Community is proud of its beautiful extensive grounds which include excellent workshop facilities. We have a wood workshop, weavery, bakery, pottery, training kitchen, sports hall, green woodwork area, classrooms, forge and organic vegetable garden. We also have specialist therapists including Speech & Language Therapist, Eurythmy Therapist, Massage Therapist, Bothmer Gym Therapist.

  • > Our expertise

    We have expertise in meeting the needs of students with:

    • Moderate learning difficulties
    • Severe learning difficulties
    • Communication difficulties
    • Autism spectrum disorder
    • Autism spectrum disorder with associated challenging behaviour
    • Behavioural difficulties
    • Emotional difficulties
    • Epilepsy and/or associated neurological conditions
  • > Our curriculum

    We offer:

    • A transition programme into independent living
    • Opportunities for work experience
    • Opportunities to improve literacy, numeracy and/or communication skills
    • Opportunities to take part in a wide range of social, leisure and sporting activities
    • A programme to enable students to learn more about themselves and how to form relationships
    • Opportunities for students to participate in community activities and to learn about citizenship
    • A programme to help students to look after themselves more independently
    • Opportunities to develop strategies to promote appropriate behaviour
  • > Our specialist services

    • Registered with the Care Quality Commission / Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales
    • Residential provision linked to the academic year
    • In-house speech and language therapy
    • Specialist staff to meet personal care requirements
    • Sessions to improve posture and mobility
    • Specialist training to enable independent travel
    • Help with finding suitable long term provision

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The S41 symbol next to most of the colleges in the directory means that they are on the Secretary of State’s Approved List.

This list, developed as part of the Children and Families Act 2014, means that some parts of the Act apply to these independent institutions. This includes specialist colleges.