Sompting Abbotts is a happy, high-achieving Sussex preparatory school for girls and boys of 2-13 years. This historic school is set in 30 acres of beautiful grounds in the South Downs National Park. Call us traditional – we are. But in a progressive way. We use all the opportunities technology creates for learning by our digital natives. Some might well become future programmers thanks to our Coding Club. But we still believe the best apps for children’s learning are their teachers ...
About the school
Knowledge, creativity, curiosity, agility, determination and insight. These are the qualities we inspire at West Sussex independent school, Sompting Abbotts. Sompting Abbotts Preparatory School is an independent school near Worthing and Steyning. Ours is a family-owned school set in 30 acres of open grounds, heated swimming pool, excellent sports facilities and woodland for forest school learning.The school prides itself on giving pupils a magical childhood while developing full academic potential and nurturing different talents.
Sompting Abbotts Preparatory School is proud of its strong record of scholarship achievement to leading senior schools. As an independent stand-alone prep school, the school has the freedom to prepare children for the educational path that best suits them. The school provides small class sizes (max 15), quality 'rounded' teaching with emphasis on IT and STEM skills, and an outstanding extra-curricular experience. Wrap-around care is free.
- Total Pupils: 114
- Day Fees: £2835 to £3640/term
Scholarships, Bursaries & Fees
Bursaries or financial assistance may be awarded to suitable applicants in cases of genuine financial need.
Can my child join the school mid-way through term?
Yes, pupils can join us at the outset of the term or at any time during the school year, providing a place is available. We assign a 'buddy' for all new pupils joining mid-way.
Do you have any selections criteria?
No. We're a small family-run school that aims to make all children, from whatever background, feel welcome and valued. We have a non-competitive policy. Our intake is mixed ability.
Is there an entrance test my child has to do?
No, there's no formal examination. On your child's taster day, we'll give informal attainment tasks to assess general standards and potential. The Headmaster will conditionally offer a place based upon this and the teacher's observations and receipt of a report from your child’s previous school.