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.