The staff and students of Imberhorne School would like to extend an invitation for you and your child to visit us at our 'Open Evening' on Tuesday 23rd September (5.00 - 8.00pm) at our Windmill Lane site. There will be an opportunity to hear a presentation from myself and other senior members of staff, as well as an undertaking a tour of the school and having a chance to speak to some of our present Year 7 students.

The first presentation, in the main hall, will commence at 5.00pm. This will be repeated at 6.00pm and again at 7.00pm. (Please tour the school first if you would like to attend the last presentation). Classrooms and student guides are available from 5.15pm please do not arrive before 4.50pm.

I do hope you are able to visit us at the Open Evening. I will give details in my presentation about opportunities to also visit the school during a normal working day, these visits will be across both sites. If you are unable to attend the Open Evening we will happily invite you to attend one of these visits. They are currently scheduled to take place on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th September. Please contact the main school reception to book a place.

Martin Brown



Open Evening Tuesday 23rd September

Please be advised that there is limited parking available at our Windmill Lane site and that the surrounding area can quickly become congested. We will endeavour to provide as much parking as possible on the site but ask, where possible, that visitors make other arrangements for getting to the school.
For visitors who come by car we will be operating a one way system. Cars will be able to enter the site by the gates nearest the London Road and exit through the gates nearest the Lingfield Road. Once the site is full visitors will only be able to park in the nearby roads.

Please avoid parking in a way that causes problems for our neighbours.
Thank you for your cooperation.



Financial Support from the school

The school receives dedicated additional funding to support the education and welfare of disadvantaged and vulnerable students.

Some of this funding is used to provide additional staffing that supports the learning, progress and wellbeing of these students.

The funding is also used to provide a range of financial support that may include:

  • Help to meet the cost of school trips
  • Help to meet the cost of learning resources, such as revision guides and text books
  • Help to meet the cost of uniform
  • Help to meet the cost of different types of tuition (music tuition, learning support etc.)

Largely the funding is directed towards students in receipt of free school meals, or those who have previously been eligible for free school meals. We do however look at each case or request independently.

If you think you need such support please contact us in confidence. In the first instance please contact our school Bursar, Mrs J Cooper either by telephone, through the main school switchboard, or by email –



We value open communication with parents and use a range of different methods to communicate as effectively as we can.  This website contains detailed information about the school and its operations, generally most information will be posted here, including all letters that are sent home.

All formal communication about events, trips and activities are communicated in writing; this information will either be posted or sent home with students.  In addition we also email the content of these letters to parents.

Finally we use Twitter and Facebook to post urgent information, knowing that Facebook content is actively ‘pushed out’ to subscribers means we can usually be confident that such messages are disseminated quickly.  Facebook is particularly well suited to celebrating achievements, we therefore also use it to share images of school events, trips and activities, we find that this is much appreciated by students and parents.

For full details of our communications policy see this link.

  BBC School News Report 27th March 2014  
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Information and Consent forms are going to all Year 8 Girls this week and we would ask that replies are brought back by Friday 3rd October 2014 and placed in the green tray in Mrs Cook's office.

Any Year 9 students who missed either part or the whole programme last year will also be contacted to offer the vaccination.

The first session will take place at Windmill Lane on Wednesday 22nd October 2014.
The second session will take place at Windmill Lane on Wednesday 16th April 2015.

When attending this programme please ensure that your daughter has had breakfast that morning and any missed session will be caught up at the Community Health Clinic.



The Imberski 2015 Parents Evening (for both parents and students) is on Wednesday 8th October 2014, commencing at 6.00pm in Windmill Lane Main hall.

For full details see this letter.



Please find here a letter distributed to parents in about our plans for developing e-learning at the school.  These issues will be further discussed with parents in the Autumn Term.



Please note that the school entrance from Dorset Avenue is only intended for pedestrian access.  We cannot accommodate cars being parked in this road since it causes real congestion and has a significant impact on local residents.

We are requesting that our community police officer visits Dorset Avenue at the beginning and end of the school day to help ensure that the entrance is kept free of congestion.



Lessons are available on a wide variety of instruments during the school day at Imberhorne. For drums, piano, and guitar lessons fill out the school application form and for singing, brass, woodwind, strings and guitar go through the West Sussex Music Trust. Please note that guitar is taught both by our school teacher and through county.
If you would like your son or daughter to have lessons see this letter for full details.
Follow this link for the WSCC Application Form and this one for the regulations and conditions covering group lessons.



Our aim is to ensure the personal, social and educational integration of students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) so that they receive a broad and balanced curriculum. We address the needs of all students in order for them to achieve their full potential.  There is therefore a need to provide a curriculum and support appropriate for all. 

Please see the attached document here to find out more about SEN provision in the school.



Tuesday, 23rd September
German Partner School visiting
Open evening Year 6 Parents
Wednesday, 24th September
German Partner School visiting
Thursday, 25th September
German Partner School visiting
Year 11/12 Art G&T day
Friday, 26th September
European Day of Languages
Macmillan Coffee Morning (Staffroom - both sites)
Internal deadline for Early Entry UCAS applications
Monday, 29th September
AS Dance Professional Dance Workshop
Year 9 Geography fieldtrip


The new programme is out!

See the Extended Schools page under the 'Students' tab for details or follow this link.



Monday 22nd September
Year 9 Netball at Imberhorne 4 to 6pm
Tuesday 23rd
U16 Newnham Shield and U14 Cooney Cup Rugby at EGRFC
Thursday 25th
Year 9 Rugby v Downlands (A)
Monday 29th
Year 8 Rugby v Beacon (H) 3.30 start
Wednesday 1st October
Year 7 and 8 Rugby v Hazlewick (A)
Year 8 Netball at Thomas Bennett 4:30 start



Autumn Term 2014
Thursday 4th September - Friday 19th December
INSET Day: Wednesday 24th September
Half term: Monday 27th October - Friday 31st October
INSET Day: Monday 1st December

Spring Term 2015
Monday 5th January - Friday 27th March
INSET Day: Friday 13th February
Half term: Monday 16th February - Friday 20th February

Summer Term 2015
Monday 13th April - Wednesday 22nd July
INSET Day: Monday 20th April
Half term: Monday 25th May - Friday 29th May



If you wish to enquire about the hire of our facilities please contact Jan Kirby by email, on, by telephone on  01342 310982 or in person on a Monday between 8am and 3pm or Wednesday between 8am and 4pm.
Alternatively, contact can be made on a Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, between 9am and 10am only, on 01342 310982.  Term Time only.



The ‘Doddle’ website provides curriculum resources to students in all Key Stages.
You can find a link to it under the 'Students' tab above.



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