Our trust is fully committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people.

At the Mill Primary Academy we aim to provide a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment which promotes the social, physical and moral development of the individual child, and strive to make sure that every pupil in the school feels secure, well cared for and able to reach their full potential. You will find child protection and statutory safeguarding documents in the information, policies section in the tabs above.

Reporting a concern to the school:

You can do that by contacting the school on 01293 571893. You can contact the designated safeguarding lead,  who is the headteacher directly at or a deputy designated safeguarding lead Any concern you have relating to safeguarding will be responded to within school hours. Please see the West Sussex information below for emergencies.

You can also call the school on 01293 571893 and ask to speak to a Designated Safeguarding Lead or Deputy.

If you think a child is in immediate danger call 999.

Contacting West Sussex Children’s Services:

If you have a safeguarding concern about a child, you can also call or email:

  • Phone: 01403 229900 (Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 5.00pm)
  • Online referral here.
  • If you require the West Sussex Emergency Duty Team (EDT) outside of office hours (5.00pm-9.00am weekdays) or at weekends and bank holidays, please call 033 022 26664.If the Emergency Duty Team line is unavailable and you need to report an emergency safeguarding concern, please call 07711 769657. Note that this number does not accept texts.





Designated Safeguarding Leads:

Sophie Gosden, Headteacher
Cheryl Walsh, Deputy Headteacher


Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads:
Jane Crockford, SAFLO
Julie Whitington, SENDCo
Chris Noble, Assistant Headteacher
Jess Burnett, Assistant Headteacher
Our curriculum is bespoke to us and is driven by the fact that we want children to leave the Mill secure in their own identity; familiar with their own community and sense of family; skilled in making connections with friends and the wider world.
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