Independent schools in East Sussex

Discover independent schools in East Sussex – nursery, pre-prep, prep and senior – around Brighton, Hove, Mayfield, Eastbourne, and Lewes.

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Pre-Prep and Prep schools in East Sussex

Entry to pre-prep is normally in the year a child reaches age 5 but some schools offer a nursery provision for the early years as well. Prep schools start at age 8 and go through until transition to senior school at either 11 or 13 years. Some schools offer every stage from pre-prep, prep and senior providing a single school foundation for a child.

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Battle Abbey School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Bede's
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    1,000+ pupils

    Brighton College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    1,000+ pupils

    Brighton Girls
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    Greenfields School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    100 to 200 pupils

    Lancing College Prep Hove
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Lewes Old Grammar School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Skippers Hill Manor Preparatory School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    St Andrew's Prep
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    St Christopher's School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Vinehall School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Senior schools in East Sussex

    Entry to senior school is normally at age 11 or 13. Some senior schools also offer a pre-prep and prep, providing a single foundation for a child without the need to change schools.

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    Battle Abbey School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Bede's
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    1,000+ pupils

    Brighton College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    1,000+ pupils

    Brighton Girls
  • Day
  • Girls
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Buckswood School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    Eastbourne College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Greenfields School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Lewes Old Grammar School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Mayfield School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Girls
  • Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Roedean School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Girls
  • Senior

    400 to 700 pupils