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Science is very popular, young and dynamic rather than geeky – the worktops in the revamped labs wouldn’t look out of place in a kitchen showroom in Hove. Each sixth former has her own tray of instruments and test-tubes, encouraging responsibility and continuity. The pleasant walk to the courts in St Ann’s Well Garden is enjoyed by tennis players, girls are minibussed to Brighton Swimming Centre to swim, and the fitness studio is hugely popular. Main hall, used for two assemblies each week and performances, has retractable seating – when we visited, a vicar had just given a thoughtful address...

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We understand what makes girls tick and we support every student to learn without limits. We offer excellent teaching in all subjects and encourage innovative approaches to learning. This is supported by an exciting range of co-curricular activities, including skateboarding, netball, football, coding, dance and much more.

Located in the heart of Brighton, the creative capital of the UK, we tap into a rich cultural offering and are as dynamic and enterprising as the community that is on our doorstep.

Our values are Kind and Bold, and our aim is for our students to develop the confidence and the character to go out and make a positive difference in the world.

Part of the Girls’ Days School Trust (GDST), thought leaders in girls’ education. Scholarships and Bursaries are available.
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Cambridge Pre-U - an alternative to A levels, with all exams at the end of the two-year course.

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

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Since January 2020, Rosie McColl. Previously deputy head at Wellington College and before that, deputy head at Berkhamsted School. Studied at Trinity College Dublin (M Phil) and at Oxford (MA English language and literature).


At 11+ from a wide range of local maintained and independent schools and also the prep school. A recent rise in the intake at Year 7 is hoped to swell the sixth form numbers. GDST entrance assessment for the main school – selective, but not super selective. Entry at sixth form requires five GCSEs at 5 grade or above, with 9-6 in subjects to be taken at A level; girls come from Davison, Bedes, The Towers, Warden Park and Shoreham College.

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A careful register is kept of special needs, and individual support clinics are offered, as needed. Teaching staff are advised regularly of developments and special support needed. In the Junior School pupils are supported within the class. In the Senior School there are, or have been, pupils with registered special needs. Some are dyslexic or dyspraxic, others mildly so. There are, or have been, pupils with hearing or visual difficulties, and others with motor difficulties of various kinds. No current pupils have EFL requirements.

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