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 school
offering a high quality education to students with a wide range of
interests and abilities in a rural setting. Steyning Grammar School is a large (2000 on roll, 470 in the Sixth
Form), comprehensive school situated in the beautiful South Downs
countryside, close to Brighton and the South coast. Our students are
fantastic – polite, responsive and eager to learn.
Ofsted (February 2013) said that we are a ‘good school’ with ‘outstanding behaviour and outstanding aspects of leadership’. PLEASE NOTICE THIS IS A BRITISH STATE SCHOOL, ADMISSION OPEN TO ANY EU CITIZENS WITH EU PASSPORTS!
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||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.
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Our results this year were again the best we have achieved; 72% of our students achieved the key GCSE benchmark of 5A*-C including English and Maths, a rise of 12% and bucking the trend in a declining year nationally. 91% of our students achieved 5 A*-C, an increase of 19%. Despite a background of tightening grade boundaries, in English Language 81% of students achieved C or higher, with 78% achieving this benchmark in Maths. Our Sixth Form College results were equally outstanding, with 29% of our students achieving an A* or A grade and 30% gaining grades of ABB or above.
About the school
Dorm 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 boarding 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."
Dress code: Casual
What we offer?
Teaching and Learning in the Sixth Form College
The Sixth Form College 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. We aim to give students confidence to start a task, persistence should the task become difficult and we encourage an organised approach to your work. We foster confident, independent learning and achievement. Expectations are high.
This is a happy, challenging, supportive Sixth Form College which encourages students to use their intiative, be inquistive, responsible learners and develop an approach to learning that will carry them through all stages of your life.
Choosing your courses
There will be many factors that will influence your choice of courses. These will include your expected achievements at GCSE or equivalent qualifications, any progression plans you may have and your own interests. You should take as much advice as you can from subject teachers, your form tutor and careers staff at school. Discuss everything with your parents, carers or Boarding House Parents. Talk to Sixth Form College staff at parents’ evenings and our open evening in October.
Advanced Level AS/A2/BTEC National - How many courses can I do?
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 College also offers the BTEC National qualification in Sport; this equates to two A Levels after two years of study.
IB SUBJECT INFORMATION
Subjects are listed below.
CREATIVITY, ACTION, SERVICE
THE EXTENDED ESSAY
AB INITIO ITALIAN
AB INITION SPANISH
THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE