Picture of Head of Saxon Mount

Mr. R Preece, MA Ed

Executive Headteacher / CEO

The Torfield and Saxon Mount Academy Trust (TaSMAT) was established in 2014 and is the accountable body for both Torfield School and Saxon Mount School. Our schools are very successful and well regarded special schools and we have a strong track record in raising aspirations and achievements for children and young people with high needs. We provide an excellent service to children and young people across Hastings and St Leonards as well as those from further afield. The schools work closely together and are led and managed by an Executive Headteacher and a single Board of Directors. Both schools cater for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) including autism, language and communication difficulties and complex learning difficulties. Jointly we meet the needs of over 200 pupils aged 4-16. Although Torfield and Saxon Mount work closely together in a number of areas by sharing resources, expertise and strategies, they remain separate schools with their own distinctive ethos and values:

Torfield School is a 4– 11 (primary) special school in Hastings. It caters for approximately 83 children who have a wide range of SEND including autism, language and communication difficulties and moderate to severe learning difficulties.

Saxon Mount School is an 11 – 16 (secondary) special school in St Leonards on Sea. It caters for approximately 127 children and young people who have a wide range of SEND and including autism, language and communication difficulties and moderate to severe learning difficulties.

Please feel welcome to visit the website of either school by clicking on the pictures above. Information about both the governing body and the academy trust can be found by following the link on this page. We hope that you find all the information you need within our websites. However if you do have further questions or would like to talk to a member of staff, please do not hesitate to contact the relevant school office who will be delighted to help you.