Independent schools in West Sussex

Discover independent schools in West Sussex – nursery, pre-prep, prep and senior – around Worthing, Crawley, Haywards Heath, Chichester, Horsham and Burgess Hill.

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Pre-Prep and Prep schools in West 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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Ardingly College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    1,000+ pupils

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

    200 to 400 pupils

    Burgess Hill Girls
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Conifers School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    < 100 pupils

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

    200 to 400 pupils

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

    100 to 200 pupils

    Cumnor House Sussex
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Dorset House Prep School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Farlington School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Girls
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    Great Ballard
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Great Walstead School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Handcross Park School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

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

    1,000+ pupils

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

    100 to 200 pupils

    Oakwood School, Chichester
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Our Lady of Sion School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep + Senior

    200 to 400 pupils

    Pennthorpe School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

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

    100 to 200 pupils

    Seaford College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Prep + Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Sompting Abbotts Preparatory School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    100 to 200 pupils

    Westbourne House School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Windlesham House School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Senior schools in West 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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    Ardingly College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    1,000+ pupils

    Burgess Hill Girls
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Girls
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    400 to 700 pupils

    Christ's Hospital
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Farlington School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Girls
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

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

    1,000+ pupils

    Lancing College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior

    400 to 700 pupils

    Our Lady of Sion School
  • Day
  • Coed
  • Senior + Pre-Prep & Prep

    200 to 400 pupils

    Seaford College
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior + Prep

    700 to 1,000 pupils

    Worth School
  • Day
  • Boarding
  • Coed
  • Senior

    400 to 700 pupils