Bowden House School

Type Special School
Age Range 5-18
Religion Does not apply
Address Firle Road
East Sussex
BN25 2JB
Phone 01323893138
Reference Number 100986



Bowden House School is a weekly residential school for boys aged 9 to 16+, located in Seaford, East Sussex (postcode BN25 2JB). It specializes in supporting students with complex, social, emotional, and mental health difficulties and is recognized as an "Outstanding" state special school by Ofsted. The school offers a smaller classroom setting with experienced educators and a broad range of vocational courses tailored to each pupil. Bowden House School offers boarding accommodations and accepts students who have Statements of Special Educational Needs or Education, Health, and Care Plans (EHCP). A variety of on-site services are available, including Speech and Language Therapy, Therapeutic Counseling, CAMHS, and a Student and Family Coordinator. The school admits students from a wide geographical area and may consider assessment placements or accept referrals in the case of a risk of exclusion from a prior educational setting.

General Makeup

Number of pupils 40
Boy/Girl ratio Boys: 100%
Girls: 0%

Year Groups

Year Number of pupils
1 0
2 0
3 4
4 0
5 2
6 1
7 4
8 6
9 3
10 9
11 4
12 5
13 2

Ofsted Rating Good
Last Inspection Date 2024-01-15
Date Description Report
2023-11-07 School inspection School inspection
2023-11-07 Education and residential inspection summary Education and residential inspection summary
2018-01-11 Short inspection Short inspection
2014-07-08 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2012-03-13 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2010-09-15 Monitoring visit Monitoring visit
2008-10-22 Full inspection: Full inspection:
2005-07-04 Full inspection Full inspection

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:

  • English
  • Maths
  • 3 subjects from qualifications that count towards the English Baccalaureate (EBacc), like sciences, language and history
  • 3 more GCSE qualifications (including EBacc subjects) or technical awards from a list approved by the Department for Education
Each grade a pupil gets is assigned a point score from 9 (the highest) to 1 (the lowest). These scores are added up, with English and maths counted twice.

School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
13.7 Unlock Unlock

GCSE Results

Metric School Score Percentile (local) Percentile (nationwide)
Grade 5 or above in English and maths 0% Unlock Unlock
5 or more GCSEs at grade 9-4 (or A-C) 0% Unlock Unlock

Attainment 8 Score

Attaimenment 8 is a measure of a pupil's average grade across a set of 8 subjects. The 8 subjects which make up Attainment 8 are:



GCSE Results



Name Distance
Cradle Hill Community Primary School
Lexden Road, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 3BA
0.4 miles
Seaford Primary School
Wilkinson Way, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 2JF
0.52 miles
Chyngton School
Millberg Road, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 3ST
0.96 miles
Annecy Catholic Primary School
Annecy Catholic Primary School, Sutton Avenue, SEAFORD, East Sussex, BN25 4LF
1.02 miles
Denton Community Primary School and Nursery
Acacia Road, Denton, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 0QJ
2.41 miles
Harbour Primary and Nursery School
Church Hill, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9LX
2.65 miles
High Cliff Academy
Southdown Road, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9FD
2.75 miles
Alfriston School
North Road, Alfriston, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 5XB
2.77 miles
Breakwater Academy
Valley Road, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9UT
3.05 miles
Meridian Community Primary School and Nursery
Roderick Avenue North, Peacehaven, East Sussex, BN10 8BZ
4.5 miles
Firle Church of England Primary School
The Street, Firle, Lewes, East Sussex, BN8 6LF
4.56 miles
Peacehaven Heights Academy
Hoddern Avenue, Peacehaven, East Sussex, BN10 7QY
4.8 miles
Name Distance
Seaford Head School
Arundel Road, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 4LX
1.13 miles
Cuckmere House School
Eastbourne Road, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 4BA
1.29 miles
Seahaven Academy
Haven Way, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 9TD
2.97 miles
Peacehaven Community School
Greenwich Way, Peacehaven, East Sussex, BN10 8RB
4.4 miles


Age Range

Special Schools

Independent Schools

Faith Schools

Key Stage 2 Attainment

Students Meeting expected standard

Students Meeting higher standard

GCSE Attainment

Attainment 8 score percentile

Students getting 5 or more GCSE's at grade 9-4 (A-C)