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  • St Andrew's Prep
    Meads
    Eastbourne
    East Sussex
    BN20 7RP
  • Head: Mr Tom Gregory
  • T 01323 733203
  • F 01323 646860
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.standrewsprep.co.uk
  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 1 to 13.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: East Sussex
  • Pupils: 357
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: Day £10,695 - £18,750; Boarding £23,535 - £26,745 pa
  • Open days: Our next Open Mornings are Friday 8 and Saturday 9 October 2021 from 9.30am to 12 noon. To find out more please visit our website
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What says..

A mish-mash of buildings reflect the school’s history: once a farm, now a school. Pupils play table tennis in an old wooden panelled hall with parquet floors softened by centuries of feet, learn music in a 1970s block, and play sport in a superb state of the art sports hall. Small people in top to toe green wet weather gear had just finished a Christmas hunt though the woods and were settling down to toast marshmallows. The weekly Forest School session includes studying bugs and trees...

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What the school says...

Awarded the highest possible rating across Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep School by the Independent Schools Inspectorate in June 2021, St Andrew's Prep is a highly renowned day and boarding school for children aged 9 months to 13 years. The school is situated just a five minute walk from the sea and is set at the foot of the beautiful South Downs. St Andrew’s upholds the finest prep school traditions but prepares children for life in the 21st century, offering an outstanding, all round education where every pupil is encouraged to be the best that they can be. Though the school is non-selective, this years’ leavers achieved outstanding results gaining 27 scholarships and awards and excellent Common Entrance results to leading public schools.

Parents and visitors to the school always comment on the school’s warm, friendly atmosphere. The facilities are superb and include 12 acres of lovingly tended sports fields and grounds, a new sports hall and dance studio, opened in September 2016, purpose built Music, Art and DT and ICT departments and a unique forest school.

The school offers a broad academic curriculum with specialist teachers which is boosted by a vast extra-curricular programme which includes sport, music, art, drama, clubs and activities as varied as rocket building to skiing..

Full, weekly and flexi-boarding spaces are well sought after in the vibrant family-run boarding house for international and local children and there is a full programme of activities for the children throughout the weekend.

We passionately believe that prep school education is about opening as many doors to young minds as possible. Please do come and visit us and see for yourself what we have to offer.
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What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since September 2021, Tom Gregory, a former pupil and previously head at Ashfold School. Other senior roles include deputy head at Vinehall. Started his career in the City working in investment banking; 10 years later, he followed his heart and moved into teaching. He is joined by his wife Esther (who has a long standing 23-year teaching career in both senior and prep schools) and their two children.

Entrance

Non-selective, to any year group and in any term (where there is space); as many taster days as required.

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