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  • Hurstpierpoint College
    College Lane
    West Sussex
    BN6 9JS
  • Head: Mr Tim Manly
  • T 01273 833636
  • F 01273 835257
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  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: West Sussex
  • Pupils: 1153; 17 full, 93 weekly, 288 flexi boarders; sixth formers: 324
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: Day: £8,790 - £23,160; Boarding: £28,800 - £34,500 pa
  • Open days: 4 per year - 2 in autumn, 1 early spring, 1 late spring.
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

There are, of course, gorgeous grounds here  - 140 acres of them, but they are not the main pull for pupils. ‘I fell in love with Hurst’, said a pupil. ‘It was the atmosphere, everyone was involved’. One parent said what she liked best about Hurst was ‘the sheer level of opportunity and encouragement. Everyone has a go and gives everything they’ve got. Whether you’re good at something or not doesn’t matter - everyone will support you. That’s what you’re paying for…’

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What the school says...

Senior School Scholarships and supplementary means-tested bursaries are available at 13+ and 16+ for Academic, All Rounder, Art, Drama, Music and Sport - contact Admissions for more information. Prep School scholarships and means-tested bursaries are available at 11+ for Academic and Music.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Computer Studies at an English Independent School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Boys taking Biology at an English Independent School (IBO Standard level component)


International Baccalaureate: diploma - the diploma is the familiar A-level equivalent.

Other features

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.


Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.

What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2005, Tim Manly (Oxford, LSE and Cambridge), married to Henny with four children, all of whom attend or have attended Hurst. Abandoned a career in commerce to teach, first at Sevenoaks, then as deputy head at Oakham School before joining Hurst. The only head we’ve come across where pupils gave an audible ‘aaaah…’ when asked for their views: ‘the best head’; ‘respectful of us as pupils.…makes the effort and knows all names’; ‘not scary…you can have a conversation with him’; ‘really proud of us’ (the Amazon vouchers for achieving good grades are much appreciated). A parent told us how much her daughter liked the head on first meeting - ‘he looked her in the eye, talked to her like a person. She was the focus’. The head likes to keep teenagers busy and...

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Special Education Needs

Hurstpierpoint College Senior School offers learning support to students with additional or individual educational needs, who require a more specialised approach to enable them to gain confidence, believe in themselves and acquire the necessary skills to make the most of future opportunities. The Director of Learning support has an MA in specialised education and is supported by the Head of Learning support, (a qualified SENCo), and a team of five learning support teachers. The aim is to identify students who may need extra support and to ensure that their learning needs are sufficiently met through appropriate, differentiated, graduated and specific teaching programmes. A collaborative and graduated approach is adopted through differentiation and quality teaching in order to provide a personalised learning environment. Consequently, the nature of support varies depending on the students’ individual needs and learning styles. Students who have been identified with specific learning difficulties are offered a specialised and systematic programme of study involving one-to-one, paired, or group intervention delivered by a specialist teacher. The learning support teachers provide students with strategies that boost their confidence and these are embedded within the academic support.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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