Student at Sunfield working with tutors in the garden

"The children are the heart of Sunfield. They inspire us to develop and motivate us to deliver the best holistic care and support possible. As a team we never under estimate how privileged we are to work with the children and each other"

Sarah Marshall, Head of Care, Sunfield Children's Home

Sunfield Children's Home and School

Sunfield is an independent specialist school and children’s home located on 58 acres in the beautiful Clent Hills in the West Midlands. We provide education, care, and therapy for children and young people with a variety of social, emotional, physical, and learning difficulties, including autism and visual impairment.

The Offer

Sunfield offers day and residential placements for children and young people between the ages of 6-19. Our residential placements range from 38- to 52-weeks and we offer respite placements year-round.

Our children and young people have a variety of complex needs and barriers to learning and development, including:

• Autistic Spectrum Disorder
• Epilepsy
• Developmental delay
• Moderate to severe learning difficulties
• Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH)
• Moderate to severe visual and/or hearing impairment
• Mobility and motor difficulties
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

All of our children and young people require, and are provided with, high levels of support throughout the school day and into the residential provision and surrounding community. We are a highly specialised provision offering bespoke placements and comprehensively trained teams of educators, carers and therapists.

Student at Sunfield looking at the farm animals

“Sunfield is a caring, supportive and happy environment: this is a place of understanding, love and happiness.”

Parent of Sunfield child


All students are taught and cared for through Ruskin Mill Trust’s research-based method, Practical Skills Therapeutic Education (PSTE). PSTE is Ruskin Mill Trust’s approach to human development, which has been established over thirty years of working with individuals with special needs. PSTE stems from the insights of Rudolf Steiner, John Ruskin and William Morris, who believed that education must be founded first and foremost in the engagement of the whole person through practical interaction with the living world.

Each child and young person is provided with an individualised and tailored curriculum, designed to meet their own developmental needs. The curriculum activities enable children and young people to engage all of their senses through crafts, farming, gardening, and home making. Through PSTE, children and young people at Sunfield are supported to develop the skills that will allow them to be as independent as possible and to re-imagine their individual potential.

Find out more about Sunfield's curriculum

Residential Care

Sunfield Children’s Home believes that it is vital that all children benefit from a nurturing, therapeutic environment which provides the opportunity to lead holistic lifestyles. These lifestyles incorporate health, education and new experiences in a residential setting in which disability does not define them as a person.

Find out more about Sunfield's residential offering here.

Psychology and Therapy

Sunfield’s on-site Psychology and Therapy department offers holistic, comprehensive and detailed assessment and therapy provision, which is individually tailored to each child and young person that we work with.

Find out more about Sunfield's approach to psychology and therapies

Please contact us if you would like to discuss visiting on an Open Day.
Sunfield School and Children’s Home is located just outside of Stourbridge in Clent.

Sunfield Statement of Purpose

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Sunfield Local Offer

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Read about our offer in the latest Prospectus

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