Just an update on the text below - Mountfield were delighted when the Mountfield Heath School opened in January 2019. Mountfield Heath School is an Independent Special Needs School, supporting boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 11 who have a range of special education needs.
Click on the link below to see the report from Mountfield Heath School presented at the Mountfield Parish Assembly 2019.
Mountfield Heath School report
Very sadly, after a long and sometimes bitter battle, Mountfield and Whatlington Primary School was closed in 2014. At this date (September 2016) there is no indication from East Sussex County Council or the Diocese of Chichester as to its future use or development.
The origin of the school was the granting of a piece of land opposite what was the Bell Inn (now Bell Cottage) on the A21, by Tilden Smith in December 1849. It was gifted to the Churches of Mountfield and Whatlington for a building to be used as a school for the "labouring, manufacturing and poorer classes" and for a residence for a schoolmaster/mistress.