Sussex schools Open Days reminder!
Now that schools can welcome guests it's time to book those autumn open days. Sync your diaries….Muddy has done all the admin legwork for you.
Cumnor House, 24th September
An independent day, flexi-boarding school and nursery from 2 to 13 on the edge of the Ashdown Forest, between Haywards Heath and East Grinstead. Billed as one of the leading schools in the country, Cumnor occupies a breathtaking and enviable site that feels like more of a mini-village than a school.
Claremont, 27th September to 2nd October (including Saturday)
Claremont is an impressive all-through school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18, set across two beautiful sites in East Sussex offering traditional and modern facilities and a huge outdoor space. Its down to earth and focused on children as individuals, with healthy academic aspiration and sporting excellence.
Our Lady of Sion, 25th September (senior & sixth form), 2nd October (early years & Junior)
An all-through day school occupying an eclectic campus in the heart of Worthing, close to the seafront. One of the most unique and personality-filled schools in the county, the curriculum is flexible and teachers relish the opportunity to be driven by the children’s interests whilst maintaining academic excellence.
Mayfield, 25th September & 9th November, virtual open days also available
Mayfield is a Catholic independent boarding and day school for girls aged 11-18, set in 40 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside. With a proud reputation for high academic achievement, exceptional pastoral care and high quality extra-curricular activities
Skippers Hill, 26 September
Skippers Hill is a non-selective co-educational school in Five Ashes, East Sussex, for children aged two to thirteen. It has a stimulating and structured environment and is set in 22 acres of idyllic countryside where children feel valued, secure and thrive to achieve the best of their ability.
Lancing College , September 23 & 30 for Sixth Form, 2 & 9 October & 9th November for Y9
Lancing College is an academically selective co-ed day and boarding school for 13-18 years occupying a self-contained campus within the South Downs. Home to the largest school chapel in the world and famed for its music school, its open-minded and inclusive, with strong credentials across the board.
Lancing Prep, Hove Saturday 9 October (+ information evening 4 November) & Lancing Prep Worthing, 2nd October (nursery-reception)
Lancing Prep, Hove is a day school for girls and boys aged 3 to 13 years, located on a leafy campus of some seven acres in the heart of Hove and approximately eight miles from Lancing College.
Lancing Prep Worthing is also a day school for girls and boys but from 2 to 13 years. It is based in a lovely Georgian manor house on a site of two acres, with space to run and play sport, in the Broadwater area of Worthing, six miles from the college.
Handcross Park, 9 October
A sizeable co-ed, day and boarding prep for children aged 2-13, set in 52 acres of Sussex parkland and playing fields. This award winning school is part of the Brighton College family with excellent facilities and outstanding pastoral care.
Great Walstead, Open week 4-8 October
This co-ed school of around 450 pupils aged two-and-a-half to 13 is in the pretty village of Lindfield, near Haywards Heath. Set in over 260 acres, with woodland and lakes, it makes much use of its natural environment with a pupil-run farm as part of its outdoorsy focus.
Cottesmore, 25th September
This award winning co-ed pre-prep and boarding prep for children aged 4-13 is set in sprawling grounds just outside Pease Pottage, near the Sussex/Surrey border. Known for its innovative response to lockdown and use of digital and social tools to connect with families and remain active and influential in the wider education space.
Eastbourne College, 9 October (Y9) & virtual tour 23 September
A mildly selective day and boarding school for children 13-18 on the edge of Eastbourne, with a campus feel to it – with boarding houses stretching to the surrounding streets. Billed as an educational community not just an academic institution, the college prides itself on its facilities, teaching, pastoral care and ties to the local community.
St Andrews Prep, 8 & 9 October
A forward-thinking day and boarding prep, pre-prep and nursery for children up to 13 on the edge of Eastbourne, its focus on bringing out the best in all children and developing creativity, thinking skills and self-expression. Some facilities shared with nearby Eastbourne College, as is a board of governors.
Atelier 21 Future School, 2 October
A unique educational offering with all-through education for children aged up to 16 housed in a stunning manor house overlooking a tranquil lake in Pease Pottage. Inspired by Reggio Emilia, self-directed learning and other progressive approaches that promises to equip pupils with skills they need for the 21st century.
Hurst College, Hurstpierpoint, 25 September, 5/9/16 October (many dates fully booked so please contact to join waiting list)
Hurstpierpoint College, known simply as Hurst, is a co-ed, selective pre-prep, prep, senior school and sixth form, taking pupils from 4 to 18 with excellent exam results and a ‘have a go’ ethos. . It offers day school, weekly and flexi-boarding on a 140 acre site on the edge of the pretty village of Hurstpierpoint, under the South Downs.
Brambletye, near East Grinstead, 1 October
A co-educational boarding and day school for children aged 2 – 13 in the heart of the Sussex countryside near East Grinstead that believes in mixing tradition with a modern approach. Set in 140 acres of parkland with epic views from the terrace and a wood-panelled country house plus modern classrooms.
Farlington, Horsham, 2 October & 9 November (Sixth Form)
Independent day and boarding for boys and girls aged 4 to 18, that aims to give pupils a long-lasting love of learning. Nestled in 33 acres of beautiful parkland on the West Sussex/Surrey border in Horsham it boasts an impressive range of subjects at both GCSE and A-Level, with impressive results.
*Please contact schools individually to confirm dates, times and to book your visit.
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