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Hurstpierpoint College

Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, Sussex, England BN6 9JS

Private School (Fee Paying) Co-Educational 13 - 18 Years Boarding (Full, Weekly)

Many schools claim to get the best out of their pupils. At Hurst, I really believe that we do. Because aside from our superb teaching, our beautiful campus, our welcoming community and our wealth of extra-curricular provision, what really sets us...

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Word From The Head

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Dominic Mott


It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Senior School at Hurst. We pride ourselves on offering a truly outstanding all-round education to all of our pupils: boys and girls day and boarding.

Many schools claim to get the best out of their pupils. At Hurst, I really believe that we do. Because aside from our superb teaching, our beautiful campus, our welcoming community and our wealth of extra-curricular provision, what really sets us apart is that we place a special emphasis on getting the very best out of every child.

The foundation of a Hurst education is an academic core. We are fortunate to have such dedicated and talented teaching staff who set high expectations and push the pupils to get the very best out of themselves. But alongside academic rigour – and not instead of it – Hurst also offers an ambitious range of sporting, cultural, intellectual and social programmes. Not only do our pupils achieve their personal bests in whichever field they choose, these activities also assist their development as rounded, accomplished, ambitious individuals who make a real success of their lives after they leave.

What first struck me about Hurst when I came to visit was that there is a real sense of community; it is almost tangible, and is one of the many reasons why I feel so privileged to work here. Nowhere is that better exemplified than the way we start and end our working week together, gathered as a whole school. Hurst pupils learn the importance of developing certain values: a sense of duty, an awareness of right and wrong, and a respect for others.

The best way to experience this for yourself is, of course, to visit us in person. I do hope that you will come and see us to find out more about what we can offer your child.

Dominic Mott

Open Days, Visits & Events

16-03-2024 - Open Morning (13+ entry Year 9)

An Open Morning provides an opportunity to tour the campus, listen to presentations by the Head of College and current pupils, meet key members of staff, talk to pupils and view some of the classroom activities on show. It is an excellent way to see an overview of what Hurst has to offer.

10-05-2024 - Open Morning (11+ entry)

An Open Morning provides an opportunity to tour the campus, listen to presentations by the Head of College and current pupils, meet key members of staff, talk to pupils and view some of the classroom activities on show. It is an excellent way to see an overview of what Hurst has to offer.

11-05-2024 - Open Morning (13+ and 16+ entry)

An Open Morning provides an opportunity to tour the campus, listen to presentations by the Head of College and current pupils, meet key members of staff, talk to pupils and view some of the classroom activities on show. It is an excellent way to see an overview of what Hurst has to offer.

What We Offer

  • A Level - Advanced Level Examinations
  • BTEC - Business and Technology Education Council
  • GCSE - General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • IGCSE - International General Certificate of Secondary Education
  • LAMDA - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Design Technology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Economics
  • Geology
  • Government/Politics
  • ICT
  • Media/Film studies
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Philosophy/Ethics
  • Photography
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theology
  • English
  • English As Foreign/2nd Language
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross-Country
  • Fencing
  • Fitness Training
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Polo
  • Rounders
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports
  • Adventure Training
  • Ballet
  • Cadets
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Cycling
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Horse Riding & Management
  • Orienteering
  • Public Speaking
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shooting
  • Skiing
  • Young Enterprise
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
  • Expatriate Children
  • International Students
  • Rail Services
  • School Bus Service
  • Special Diets

Admissions

  • Common Entrance
  • Entry test or exam
  • GCSE results
  • Interview
  • Report from previous school
  • References
  • Academic
  • All-rounder
  • Art
  • Bursaries
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Scholarships - Other
  • Siblings
  • Sixth Form
  • Sport
  • All denominations welcome
  • Church of England
  • English

    Age Range & Fees

    Age Range13 to 18
    Annual Day Fees *£24375 to £24735
    Annual Weekly Boarding Fees *£28800 to £31050
    Annual Full Boarding Fees *£0 to £0
    * Currency: GB Pound

    Number Of Pupils

    265Day184
    0Full Boarding0
    212Weekly Boarding207
    477Total391
    Boys Girls

    Number Of Staff

    Full-time: 0
    Part-time: 0

    % Pupils Gaining
    GCSE/IGCSE Passes 5 - 9

    % Pupils Gaining
    A Level Grades A – C

    % Pupils Going
    To University

    School Reviews

    Good S


    The only head we've come across where pupils gave an audible 'aaah' when asked for their views: 'the best head; respectful of us as pupils; makes the effort and knows all our names; you can have a conversation with him.