Steyning Grammar School: Steyning, West Sussex, UK

Steyning, West Sussex, United Kingdom

Steyning Grammar School: Steyning, West Sussex, UK

Price Range ₤ 0-20,000 per annum


Steyning is one of best state boarding schools for girls and boys in England. Great location in West Sussex, not far from the seaside! Steyning is a very successful, large mixed comprehensive boarding school offering a high quality education to students with a wide range of interests and abilities in a rural setting. This state boarding School is one of the largest in UK (2000 on roll, 500  in the Sixth Form). Our students are fantastic – polite, responsive and eager to learn. PLEASE NOTICE THIS IS A BRITISH STATE SCHOOL, ADMISSION OPEN TO ANY EU CITIZENS WITH EU PASSPORTS!

Number of students

  Girls Boys Total
Boarding School: 250 250 500
Day School: 750 750 1500
Year of foundation: 1614
Some history:

By the end of the sixteenth century the school was housed in Brotherhood Hall in Church Street. This is still used on a daily basis for teaching. The splendid signature of the headmaster of 1584 is preserved at Church Street. In 1614, William Holland, a native of Steyning who had three times been elected Mayor of Chichester endowed the school to protect its future. In the eighteenth and early nineteenth century the school declined to the extent that there was barely one pupil per year group, while the headship remained in one family for a period of sixty years. The school was revived in the nineteenth century and taken over by the County Council in 1912. Steyning Secondary Modern School was opened in Shooting Field in 1952 and the two schools merged together in 1968 to create a comprehensive school serving over 200 square miles of central Sussex. In the seventies, it was designated as a Community School. We have added significantly to our buildings and facilities over the years, the most recent developments were a new art technology block, PE teaching and changing area, a new Music room, extensive modernisation and enlargement of the kitchen and dining facilities at Shooting Field and a new Artificial Turf Pitch. The Boarding tradition continues to thrive at Steyning and we are now the only state school in Sussex with Boarding. The addition of a new £5million state of the art boarding house in September 2011 has further enhanced the facilities.

Campus size and facilities:

"A new multi-million pound state of the art boarding facility has been opened which has seen the boarding population nearly double in size. The growth and development of this state boarding school has been sensitively and comprehensively considered and is an absolute strength of the whole school." "Boarders are provided with extremely high standards of accommodation and facilities. The new state of the art building has greatly enhanced the overall standard. This has included single bedded rooms with en-suite facilities, a new computer suite, catering facilities and dining room. A continued programme of refurbishment has ensured that the older boarding houses are maintained to a very high standard."


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Cost of tuition

7 days boarding: 11 100 GBP

About the school

Dress code: Casual

Academic life

What we offer?

The Sixth Form Boarding School teaching team are experienced and use their specific knowledge to inspire young minds in a relaxed but purposeful environment. Varied teaching approaches are used such as small group seminars, demonstrations, practical activities, e-learning based research, group debate and presentations. Years of experience have taught us that the best results are achieved when students have the opportunity to develop the personal learning skills required to be successful at Key Stage 5 and, more importantly, to become self propelled learners.

Advanced Level AS/A2/BTEC National

As a broad guide, most students following A Levels choose to do four AS (first year) courses with a view to completing three of those subjects at A 2 (second year). However, if you are expecting to achieve mainly A and A* grades at GCSE or equivalent qualifications you will be encouraged to take on the challenge of five AS courses in your first year. If you are expecting to achieve grade Cs at GCSE then your programme at AS may include Maths or English resits GCSE as a fourth subject or three rather than four AS courses.

The Sixth Form Boarding School also offers the BTEC National qualification in Sport; this equates to two A Levels after two years of study.

IB Subjects are listed below.




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