Picture of Head of Saxon Mount

Mr. R Preece, MA Ed

Executive Headteacher

The Torfield and Saxon Mount Academy Trust (TaSMAT) was established in October 2014 and is the accountable body for both Torfield School and Saxon Mount School. Both schools became academy trust schools at this time. Before then, in 2012 Torfield and Saxon Mount Schools were federated. This means that they work closely together and are led and managed by an Executive Headteacher and a single governing body. 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 the federation caters for around 200 pupils aged 4-17. The schools also support children and young people in mainstream settings through both Torfield’s outreach service, which is for children with autism in mainstream primary schools, while the Saxon Mount transition programme also supports successful post 16 transition into Sussex Coast College Hastings.

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 is a 4– 11 special school in Hastings. It caters for approximately 80 children who have a wide range of SEND including autism, language and communication difficulties and moderate learning difficulties.

Saxon Mount is an 11 – 16 special school in St Leonards. It caters for approximately 120 children and young people who have a wide range of SEND and including autism, language and communication difficulties and moderate 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 happy to help you.