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Hurstpierpoint College Prep School

Chalkers Lane, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England BN6 9JS

Age Range & Fees

Age Range4 to 13
Annual Day Fees *£2396 to £5540
Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
* Currency: GB Pound

Number of Pupils

Boys Girls
0Full Boarding0
0Weekly Boarding0

Number of Staff

Full-time: 0
Part-time: 0

GCSE Pass Rate - Age 16

Pass Rate - Age 18

Exams at age 18

Higher Education

Pupils who went on to Higher Education
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Mr Ian Pattison, BSc

Hurstpierpoint College Prep School shares a beautiful 140 acre campus with the Senior School and has joint use of many superb facilities (including 25m indoor swimming pool, fully equipped modern CDT centre, new 380 seat theatre, drama and dance studios, music school, large sports hall, three full size Astroturf hockey pitches,tennis courts and netball courts). Although the Prep School operates independently of the Senior School having its own timetable, staff, buildings and Head, the two schools work closely together to offer a first class programme of education for boys and girls from the age of 4 to 18.

The aim of the School is to provide an outstanding education in a secure and happy environment. The staff's overriding priority is to guide and inspire young people to develop their potential to the full, striving for the highest possible standards in the classroom, on the sports field, in the creative and performing arts and in a wide range of skills and activities.

The Prep School has a 5-day academic week. A full Saturday afternoon match programme runs throughout the school year.

The academic programme is based around key assessment points in the Lent and Summer Terms of both Years 7 and 8, and pupils are set in as many subjects as possible. This provides a strong foundation for the GCSE programmes which children begin when they enter the Senior School.

The Sports programme is extensive: Football, Netball, Rounders, Rugby, Cricket, Hockey, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Basketball and Athletics. In addition there is a wide-ranging activity programme in place every day which caters for the interests of all pupils.

The Music and Drama departments are also very strong; about half the pupils learn musical instruments. The Preparatory School Choir performs at the weekly Chapel service and at many local venues. There are two or three musicals or plays each year involving many children throughout the School.

Fully trained first aiders look after the health of the children, referring them to the College Medical Centre where necessary.

Each year a number of academic and music awards are available at 11 . Awards may continue through to the Senior School, subject to satisfactory progress.

Hurst's Pre-Prep department for children aged 4-7, opened in 2001. It occupies a self-contained unit with a reception area and three classrooms, with dedicated fenced 'hard' and grass play areas.
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    What we offer

    • Classics
    • Design technology
    • Drama/Theatre
    • Environmental studies
    • ICT
    • French
    • Latin
    • Spanish
    • Athletics
    • Badminton
    • Cricket
    • Cross-country
    • Fitness training
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Hockey
    • Netball
    • Rounders
    • Rugby
    • Squash
    • Swimming
    • Table tennis
    • Tennis
    • Water sports
    • Adventure training
    • Ballet
    • Chess
    • Cycling
    • Dance
    • Drama productions
    • Language club
    • Rock climbing
    • Shooting
    • Skiing
    • Band/Orchestra
    • Brass
    • Choir
    • Guitar
    • Jazz
    • Keyboard
    • Organ
    • Percussion
    • Singing
    • Strings
    • Woodwind
    • After school club
    • Before school/Breakfast club
    • Experience of gifted children
    • Particular diets
    • Rail/Airport services
    • School bus service
    • Dyslexia
    • Delicate/Medical
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    Method of Entry

    • Assessment
    • Entry test or exam
    • Interview
    • Report from previous school
    • Registration
    • Scholarship exam
    • Trial day at school
    • Visit school
    • Taster days

    Scholarships & Bursaries

    • Academic
    • Junior school entry
    • Siblings
    • Music
    • Means tested bursaries

    Curriculum and Exams:

      Religious Affliations:

      • Church of England

      Teaching Languages:

      • English
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