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BEST SCHOOLS IN WEST SUSSEX, UK

West Sussex Private Schools & Special Schools

WELCOME TO WEST SUSSEX'S BEST PRIVATE SCHOOLS

The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top Private Schools & Colleges In West Sussex

For anyone planning a move to or within West Sussex in South East England we have collated information below about different places to live, schools, estate agents and other information we think useful for relocating within this fantastic West Sussex .

Offering some of the best living anywhere in Great Britain, West Sussex 's famous British cities and towns include Crawley, Chichester, Horsham and Worthing.

West Sussex has a great choice of high quality UK private schools, beautiful countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from country mansions and estates, cottages and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"West Sussex covers both coast and the South Downs National Park, encompassing hills, harbours, farmland and market towns. From stately homes to breath-taking beaches, West Sussex encompases all aspects of life" Experience West Sussex

West Sussex is set along the English Channel, with East Sussex to the East, Surrey to the North and Hampshire to the West. 

Most Importantly, according to the Met Office records, West Sussex is the sunniest county in the UK, with an average of 1902 hours of sunshine a year! 

 

 

TOP PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN WEST SUSSEX, ENGLAND, UK

Looking for a prestigious Independent (private) school in West Sussex, GB?

If you are thinking of moving to live in West Sussex (or you already live in West Sussex but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best private schools in West Sussex there is a big choice of high quality West Sussex schools, with a number of the West Sussex ’s highest ranking Independent schools considered to be some of the best in the UK. 

West Sussex ’s private education sector features day schools and boarding schools, girls’ schools, boys’ schools and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private Nurseries, Prep Schools, Independent Secondary and Sixth Form schools and colleges. 

Find Private Schools In West Sussex, UK (Or "Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 30+ years, the isbi School Search guide is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for private schools with a reputation for excellence in West Sussex and in towns like Horsham, Burgess Hill and Chichester by using our Private Schools Directory and Independent Schools Finder (powered by isbi's School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the schools and colleges listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>   With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>   You can also focus your search on just private Pre-Prep and Prep schools or on Independent Senior and Sixth Form schools and colleges, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore isbi.com for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at private schools and colleges around the UK and worldwide.

 

 

THE BEST INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS AND BEST PRIVATE SCHOOLS & COLLEGES IN WEST SUSSEX

Please see below for a full list of private schools and colleges in West Sussex, some of the best of which being:

 


 

Cottesmore School

Pease Pottage, Sussex, England, RH11 9AU

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 4-13 Years, Day & Boarding (Full)

Cottesmore School is a boarding community that puts children first.  Our Christian and family ethos enables us to enrich the lives of the young people in our care.  Each child is cared for, valued, inspired, nurtured and educated to achieve personal excellence through the enhancement of their intellectual curiosity, academic achievement, physical development, imagination, creativity, and spirituality.

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Windlesham House School

Washington, Pulborough, Sussex, England RH20 4AY

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 4-13 Years, Day & Boarding (Full, Flexi, Weekly)

Windlesham House School is one of the country’s leading independent prep schools, set in a beautiful 65 acre country estate on the South Downs. The oldest prep school in the country (est. 1837), Windlesham House has always led the way in embracing the new. They were also the first prep school to go co-educational, in 1967, and their long-held policy of no school uniform helps children feel relaxed in their home away from home.

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Hurstpierpoint College 

Hassocks, Sussex, England, BN6 9JS

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

Hurst Senior School prides itself on offering a truly outstanding all-round education to all of their pupils: boys and girls day and boarding. Hurst’s beautiful campus, welcoming community and wealth of extra-curricular provision, is what really sets them apart. 

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Hurstpierpoint College Prep School 

Hassocks, Sussex, England, BN6 9JS

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 4-13 years, Day 

Hurst is a school where pupils are truly enabled and challenged to make the most of the talents that lie within them and, just as importantly, the huge opportunities which are available to them there. Hurst is ambitious for their pupils to achieve the best they can in all that they do and staff recognise both their engagement and their achievement.

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Seaford College

Petworth, Sussex, England, GU28 0NB

Private School (Fee Paying), Co-Educational, 5-18 years, Day & Boarding (Flexi, Full, Weekly)

At Seaford College we firmly believe in personal bests, both inside and outside the classroom. Every student is unique, with different interests, different skills and different passions, and at Seaford College, we treat every student as an individual to be known and valued, deserving of attention and respect. From our beautiful grounds and world class facilities, to the welcoming atmosphere throughout the campus, Seaford College is a wonderful place to grow up.


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Cranleigh Senior School

Horseshoe Lane, Cranleigh, Surrey, England GU6 8QQ

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

Cranleigh School is dynamic; nurturing the mind, heart and spirt, a soulful place that inspires our students to always give their all and to always give back.

[Read More About Cranleigh Senior School…]

 


 

Top Private Independent Secondary Schools & Colleges In West Sussex, UK

Some of the best Independent Secondary schools and colleges and Sixth Form schools and colleges in West Sussex Sussex, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:

Top Private Pre-Preparatory & Preparatory Schools In West Sussex, UK

Some of the best Pre-Prep and Prep schools in West Sussex Sussex, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls aged from 3 years to 11 or 13 years include:

Special Needs Schools In West Sussex, UK

Some of the best Special Needs schools in West Sussex Sussex, Great Britain providing a top-tier, world-class British Special Needs and Special Education Needs education for boys and girls (single-sex and mixed) include:

 

 

MOVING TO WEST SUSSEX? RELOCATING TO WEST SUSSEX?

Where To Live In West Sussex, England, UK

The most popular British cities and towns in the West Sussex area (GB) include, with approximate population numbers:

>  Chichester, West Sussex, UK

Chichester (23,700), East Wittering (4,600), Midhurst (4,900) 

>  Arun, West Sussex, UK

Bognor Regis (24,000), Angmering  (7,600), Littlehampton (27,000) 

>  Horsham, West Sussex, UK

Horsham (83,000), Billingshurst (8,200), Pulborough (5,000), Steyning (5,800)

>  Worthing and Adur, West Sussex, UK 

Worthing (110,000), Lancing (19,000), Shoreham-By-Sea (20,500) 

>  Crawley and Mid-Sussex, West Sussex, UK 

Crawley (114,000), Haywards Heath (33,800), Hurstpierpoint (7,000)

 

 

FOCUS ON... LIVING IN CHICHESTER, ENGLAND, UK

Chichester is a very popular place to live and many people move to Chichester each year, or to near Chichester and the surrounding area, from around the United Kingdom and abroad.

Many of those moving to Chichester are escaping more urban living in London or other larger cities, deciding to relocate to the West Sussex capital to enjoy a different pace of life and the historic and elegant surroundings of a prosperous city with great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic pubs, restaurants and sports and popular cultural events, arts and music.

Ten Things To Know About Chichester, England, UK

> FACT 1: Chichester is twinned with Chartes, France and Ravenna, Italy.  

> FACT 2: You can walk along the old Roman city walls of Chichester which are more than 6 feet thick, you can also get an excellent view of the iconic green roof on Chichester Cathedral. 

> FACT 3: Chichester was previously known as ‘Cicestre’ which is the Old English for ‘Roman Fort’.

> FACT 4:  The astronaut Tim Peake was born in Chichester in 1977 and attended Chichester High School for Boys. 

> FACT 5:  Chichester Canal was opened in 1822 and runs throughout the city for 4.5 miles.  

> FACT 6:  In April 2017, The West Sussex Record Office found a parchment manuscript copy of the United States Declaration of Independence.   

> FACT 7:  Chichester Cathedral was originally built in the 11th century however its spire collapsed during the 19th and was rebuilt using local stone. 

> FACT 8: Chichester was home to some Roman baths. The council discovered them down Tower Street when preparing to build a car park! 

> FACT 9:  When the Domesday Book was compiled, Chichester was recorded as having 300 dwellings and a population of 1,500 people! 

> FACT 10: Chichester Castle was built around 1066 by Roger de Mongomerie as a show of Norman power. This was after the Battle of Hastings, Roger de Mongomerie was the 1st Earl of Shrewsbury. 

Where To Live In Chichester, UK

Chichester and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a cottage, townhouse, large apartment, mansion or country estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool.  There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central city living to rural, country lifestyles, Chichester and the areas near Chichester are full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming Crescents and estates, rolling countryside, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods and friendly residential communities.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Bosham Chichester, Funtington Cichester, Mid Lavant Chichester, East lavant Chichester, West Lavant Chichester, Singleton Chichester, Birdham Chichester, West Itchenor Chichester, Boxgrove Chichester, North Pallant Chichester, Pine Grove Chichester, Brandy Hole Lane Chichester, West Broyle Drive Chichester, St. Johns Street Chichester

Commuting To And From Chichester By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Chichester  is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to Brighton, London, Southampton,  Portsmouth and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

>  Chichester To London: London is about 80 miles by road from Chichester via the A3 and driving to the centre of London from Chichester normally takes under 2 and a half hours. There is a very regular train service to London from Chichester, with trains taking from 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours to get to London Victoria. 

>  Chichester To Brighton:  Brighton is about 30 miles by road from Chichester via the A27 and driving to the centre of Brighton from Chichester normally takes under 1 hour.. There is a regular train service to Brighton from Chichester, with trains taking from 45 minutes to 1 hour to get to Brighton.

>  Chichester To Southampton: Southampton is about 33 miles by road from Chichester via the A27 and driving to the centre of Southampton from Chichester normally takes under 1 hour.  There is a regular train service to Southampton from Chichester, with trains taking from 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes to get to Southampton Central. 

Nearest Airports To Chichester, UK

The nearest airport to Chichester is Southampton (SOU) (under 30 miles). Other nearby airports include Gatwick (LGW) which  is 46 miles away, and Heathrow (LHR) (under 70 miles).


FOCUS ON... LIVING IN WORTHING, ENGLAND, UK

Worthing is a very popular place to live and many people move to Worthing each year, or to near Worthing and the surrounding area, from around the United Kingdom and abroad.

Many of those moving to Worthing are escaping more urban living in London or other larger cities, deciding to relocate to the West Sussex capital to enjoy a different pace of life and the historic and elegant surroundings of a prosperous city with great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic pubs, restaurants and sports and popular cultural events, arts and music.

Ten Things To Know About Worthing, England, UK

> FACT 1: Oscar Wilde stayed in Worthing during the summer of 1894, where he wrote The Importance of Being Earnest.  

> FACT 2: One of Europe’s best underwater chalk reefs is found in Worthing. They are known as the Worthing Lumps and are up to three metres high whilst being home to some of the rarest fish found on the south coast. Found five miles off the shore, they are a designated Marine Site of Nature Conservation Interest.  

> FACT 3:  Mary Shelly, author of Frankenstein lived in Goring Castle after inheriting it from her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelly after he died in a boating accident in Italy. 

> FACT 4:  Worthing Pier was awarded Pier of the Year in 2019! Built in 1862, it is an iconic being of Art Deco design. 

> FACT 5:  Worthing is home to many world records, including the heaviest fig grown - weighing 295g! 

> FACT 6:  There are 213 listed buildings dotted around Worthing. Famous ones include Castle Goring, St Mary’s Church and The Old Palace 

> FACT 7:  Worthing Pier can be seen on the cover of Gene’s album To See the Lights. The pier is captured in a dramatic shot featuring its beautiful 1860s lampposts. 

> FACT 8:  Stone Age flint mines are largely concentrated in the areas surrounding Worthing. One of the more famous mines is found at Cissbury Ring, an area popular with walkers as they enjoy beautiful views of the English Channel from the top.  

> FACT 9:  During World War II, the pier’s decking was blown through to prevent it from being used as a landing point for an enemy attack. 

> FACT 10:  Worthing began as a small hamlet centred around mackerel fishing. In fact, the local fishermen still sell fresh fish on the town’s beach. 

Where To Live In Worthing, UK

Worthing and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a cottage, townhouse, large apartment, mansion or country estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool.  There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central city living to rural, country lifestyles, Worthing and the areas near Worthing are full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming Crescents and estates, rolling countryside, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods and friendly residential communities.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Heene Worthing, Ferring Worthing, Broadwater Worthing, Highdown Worthing, Offington Worthing, Tarring Worthing, Sompting Worthing

Commuting To And From Worthing By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Worthing is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to Brighton, London, Southampton, Portsmouth and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

>  Worthing To London: London is about 60 miles by road from Worthing via the A24 and driving to the centre of London from Worthing normally takes under 2 hours. There is a very regular train service to London from Worthing, with trains taking from 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes to get to London Victoria. 

>  Worthing To Brighton:  Brighton is about 12 miles by road from Worthing via the A27 and driving to the centre of Brighton from Worthing normally takes under 30 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Brighton from Worthing, with trains taking from 25 minutes to 35 minutes to get to Brighton.

>  Worthing To Southampton: Southampton is about 52 miles by road from Worthing via the A27 and driving to the centre of Southampton from Worthing normally takes under 1 and a half hours.  There is a regular train service to Southampton from Worthing, with trains taking from 1 hour 25 minutes to 1 hour 40 minutes to get to Southampton Central.  

 

  

Nearest Airports To Worthing, UK

The nearest airport to Worthing is Gatwick International Airport (LGW) which is 34 miles away. Other nearby airports include Southampton (SOU) (under 55 miles) and Heathrow (LHR) (under 70 miles).

 

ESTATE AGENTS IN WEST SUSSEX, ENGLAND, UK

Fox & Sons Estate Agents

www.haywardfox.co.uk

Countrywide Estate Agents

www.kingandchasemore.co.uk

Leaders Estate Agents

www.leaders.co.uk/west-sussex/worthing

Micheal jones Estate Agents

michaeljones.co.uk

W Welch Estate Agents

w-welchestateagents.co.uk

Open House Estate Agents

www.openhouseworthing.co.uk

Matthew Anthony Estate Agents

www.matthewanthony.co.uk

Robert Luff & Co Estate Agents

www.robertluff.co.uk

Northwood Ltd

www.northwooduk.com

Jacobs Steel & Co Estate Agents

www.jacobs-steel.co.uk

Winkworth Estate Agents

www.winkworth.co.uk

King & Chasemore Estate Agents

www.kingandchasemore.co.uk

Bacon & Co. Estate Agents

www.baconandco.co.uk

Howard & Co. Estate Agents

www.howardestateagency.co.uk

Jordan & Cook Estate Agents

www.jordanandcook.com

Speed Property Buyers

speedpropertybuyers.co.uk

Matthew Anthony

www.matthewanthony.co.uk

Phillip James Estate Agents

www.phillip-james.co.uk

James & James Estate Agents

www.jamesandjamesea.co.uk

Whittington & Co. Estate Agents

www.morrisseys.co.uk

Ian Watkins Estate Agents

www.ianwatkins.co.uk

Mark Oliver Estate Agents

www.oliverestateagency.com

Russel Ponsford Estate Agents

www.russellponsford.co.uk

Stafford Johnson Estate Agents

www.staffordjohnson.co.uk

Cubitt & West Estate Agents

www.cubittandwest.co.uk

Bradley & Lacy Estate Agents

bradleyandlacy.com

Aspire Residential Estate Agents

www.aspireresidential.co.uk

Henry Adams Estate Agents

www.henryadams.co.uk

Kingsgate Estate Agents

www.kingsgateestateagents.co.uk

Estate Agents Hove

estateagentshove.co.uk

Spencer & Leigh Estate Agents

www.spencerandleigh.co.uk

Warwick Baker Estate Agents

www.warwickbaker.co.uk

Cooper Adams Estate Agents

cooper-adams.com

H W Estate Agents

www.hwestateagents.co.uk

Graham Butt Estate Agents

www.grahambutt.co.uk

John Hoole Estate Agents

www.johnhoole.co.uk

David & Co. Estate Agents

www.davidandco.biz

Hawke & Metcalfe Estate Agents

www.hawkemetcalfe.co.uk

Century 21 Brighton & Hove Estate Agents

www.century21brightonandhove.co.uk

Maslen Estate Agents

www.maslen.co.uk

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