Location & Facilities
The school is based in beautiful surroundings in the Kent countryside, The Garden Of England. Located on the edge of the historic village of Chelsfield, we regularly encourage involvement in the local community e.g. Hewitt’s Farm where you can pick your own fruit and vegetables. Our pupils benefit from a playing field, gardens and grounds. We have regular BBQs allowing the pupils to cater for both parents/carers/family and on occasion for professionals on open days. We have easy access to amazing local facilities with the use of our own school bus.
We have all the benefits of being a small rural school, but with teaching and sports facilities that many much larger schools would envy. We have a fantastic gym, this is used for martial arts, yoga, occupational therapy, basketball, table tennis, volley ball, tennis and trampoline club. We have an orchard with apples and plums and vegetable patches that are maintained by the pupils.
Most visitors comment on our calm, positive atmosphere. It has been observed that the staff at Brown’s show a good understanding of our pupils’ needs and it is evident that pastoral care is as important as a pupil’s educational needs . We have a nurturing environment and we have been likened to ‘The Waltons’, just one big happy family!
We have a large hall and this is the perfect venue for our creative summer and Christmas productions. Performances have included adaptations of ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Bugsy’ and ‘Stomp’. We have also been fortunate to work with a media team from a local secondary school; pupils have written and been involved in the production of two of their own films with the use of a green screen. Our school community were highly entertained at our end of term gatherings.
We have a therapy suite that accommodates speech and language and occupational therapy and also the Clinical Psychologist.
We have our own Food Technology Room allowing pupils to study GCSE Food Tech and to cook whole school feasts on our International Days. These occasions can offer spiritual, moral, social and cultural experiences and lots of excitement too!