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The SABDEN Federation
St Mary's School Horam
New Horizons School
Lansdowne School
Cuckmere House School
College Central


Welcome to The SABDEN Federation,

A group of three special schools, a secure children's unit and a large pupil referral provision located in the South East of England. The federation provides specialised education to young people with complex behavioural, emotional, social difficulties (BESD).  Many pupils within the federation have experienced difficulties in their previous education placement.

The federation operates under leadership of an Executive Head Teacher, Mr Frank Stanford.  There is one federated governing body responsible for all the schools within the federation; Cuckmere House School, St Mary's School, New Horizons School and Lansdowne School as well as a management committee with responsibility for the alternative provision of College Central.

From specialist day schooling, excellent residential care facilities as well as access to a wide range of alternative personalised foundation learning courses, The SABDEN Federation offers a warm, caring, supportive and stable environment in which all pupils are encouraged to achieve to their full potential.  The federation also supports children in mainstream settings through outreach work, supporting Headteachers and mainstream staff in appropriate strategies when educating children with behavioural complex needs.

Please use the navigation above to find out more information on the Federation, or visit the individual school websites by clicking on the school names or logos.  

 Mr Frank Stanford - Executive Head Teacher



​Mr Frank Stanford

Executive Headteacher