Our 2019 guide to Sussex Prep Schools

Each of which feature in our new guide.

Cottesmore School

Cottesmore School is an academic boarding prep school for boys and girls in West Sussex housed in a fine, Grade II-listed Victorian mansion. Located between Pease Pottage and Horsham, the school has been preparing children for renowned public schools since 1894.


Brambletye is a prep school for children aged 2 ½ to 13. Nestled in 140 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside, children have opportunities, time and space to enjoy a rich learning experience. The creative arts flourish here and children excel in music, art and drama, as well as achieving high sporting and academic standards.

St Andrew’s Prep

St Andrew’s Prep is an independent day and boarding school for boys and girls aged 9 months to 13 years. The school is a short walk from the sea and the foot of the South Downs. The school uses its glorious surroundings to stimulate the imagination, creativity and inventiveness of its pupils while equipping them with the qualities of self-discipline, resilience, honesty, kindness and compassion.

The Prebendal School

The Prebendal is a thriving prep school for boys and girls aged 3-13 and is uniquely located in the heart of historic Chichester. The school dates back to the foundation of Chichester Cathedral in the 11th century and today the school provides a range of day, boarding and flexi-boarding education.


Bede’s Prep School has a reputation for offering innovation in the classroom and expansive opportunities outside of it. Based in Eastbourne, Bede’s Prep is nestled on a cliff top above Beachy Head with stunning views of the sea.

Windlesham House

Windlesham is an independent boarding and day prep school first set up in 1837 and was the first to admit girls in 1967. The beautiful rural surrounding of the South Downs provides the perfect environment for children to thrive.


Vinehall is a traditional prep school with a 21st century approach. The school is a co-educational day, boarding school and nursery located near the town of Robertsbridge, East Sussex for children aged 2 to 13. The school is set within 47 acres of stunning countryside on the border of Sussex and Kent.

Cumnor House Sussex

Set in the heart of the Ashdown Forest, Cumnor House Sussex is one of the country’s leading independent day and boarding schools for children aged 2 to 13. The school offers a safe and unhurried environment for active and ambitious children with 65 acres to roam.

Great Walstead

The vision at Great Walstead is to enable pupils to become independent and engaged learners who see challenges as opportunities, all grounded on Christian values and a sense of social responsibility.

Brighton College

Hurst Prep School

Ashdown House Prep

Michael Hall School

Burgess Hill Girls

Oakwood School

Our Lady of Sion

Great Ballard Prep


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