We offer education up to and including A Levels, with special programmes
in English as a Foreign Language and a Summer School for junior
and senior students. Boarders are accepted from the age of 10, day
students from the age of 3.
With a high staff-student ratio, students are guaranteed individual
all-round service. We base our delivery on the National Curriculum
and offer the same subjects as most private schools.
The key difference is that we train students how to study effectively
so that all the curriculum is grasped and applied. We have an independent
assessment and correction department called Qualifications, and
a specialist office to deal with student behavioural issues.
This approach is linked to the whole methodology of our teaching:
students who need correction or misbehave are regularly found to
have encountered difficulties with their studies prior to the problem
or misbehaviour. Straightening out these factors leads not just
to corrected work or repaired behaviour but enhanced ability as
Facilities include a multi-purpose sports court for tennis and
basketball, a music room, science laboratories and a sports field
on the edge of the beautiful Ashdown Forest.
We have over fifteen clubs and societies ranging from cooking and
camping clubs in the Lower School to a choir and Book Club in the
Upper School. Drama clubs, a film school and a Young Writers’
Group are among the many activities which take place on a regular
basis, indicating the school’s leaning towards the Arts.