St Mary's Wrestwood Children's Trust

St Mary's Wrestwood Children's Trust

Charity information

St Mary's Wrestwood Children's Trust

St Mary's is a non-maintained special school and college founded in 1922, located in Bexhill on Sea in East Sussex. It is set up as a Children’s Trust and the children at St Mary’s receive therapy, nursing, care and education. The Trust employs Teachers, Carers, Nurses, Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, a Social Worker, an Art Psychotherapist, a Counselling Psychologist, family advocates, and Teachers for the Hearing Impaired and Specific Learning Difficulties. The inspection report from June 2005 stated that “St Mary’s gives pupils an outstanding education and provides outstanding value for money”.

St Mary’s cares for and educates up to 144 students between the ages of seven and nineteen, sharing with their parents the responsibility of preparing them to become as independent as possible, ready to realise their full potential. St Mary’s is a children’s charity and as such receives no grants or donations from Local Government and only minimal funding from Central Government. Parents do not normally pay fees for their child attending St Mary’s. Local Authorities who cannot meet the needs of a child will refer that child to St Mary’s, and if, after assessment, we believe the child would be appropriately placed the Local Authority will then pay the appropriate fee.