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  • St Andrew's Prep
    East Sussex
    BN20 7RP
  • Head: Mr Gareth Jones
  • T 01323 733203
  • F 01323 646860
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  • An independent school for boys and girls aged from 1 to 14.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: East Sussex
  • Pupils: 367
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: Day £9,735 - £16,935; Boarding £21,435 - £24,255 pa
  • Open days: Friday 22 September 2017, Saturday 23 September 2017, Friday 23 February 2018, Saturday 24 February 2018, Thursday 26 April 2018, Friday 27 April 2018
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
  • ISI report: View the ISI report

What the school says...

Awarded the highest possible rating across Nursery, Pre-Prep and Prep School by the Independent Schools Inspectorate in May 2015, 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 parents say...

We can not speak highly enough of St. Andrew's Prep. Our children have been fortunate enough to experience life at St. Andrews from the nursery/ baby room through to the prep school. All the care and teaching that our children have had has been fantastic. The teaching staff are very supportive and keep you well informed of your children's progress from nursery to prep alike. There is always an open door policy should you have any need to discuss any concerns you may have with your child's teacher. Extra class room support is also readily available if needed. The morning assemblies give only a very small bite size view of some of the wonderful work and activities that the children have been busy doing. Seeing their excitement and how proud they are of what they have achieved and most of all how happy they are, shows us as parents, that we have made the right choice with St. Andrews Prep. The extra-curricular opportunities are extensive, helping to broaden the children's education. Our daughter particularly enjoys the Saturday morning activities allowing her to try out new activities that might not normally be part of the main stream teaching. The regular sporting opportunities hosted in a brand new sports hall and lovely onsite grounds, provide a very inclusive culture allowing opportunities for all children at all abilities to participate. The fixtures have proved to be very exciting and entertaining! One of the children's favorite classes are forest school and beach school. Jumping in muddy puddles, building camp fires, cooking marshmallows and jumping in the waves are just some of the things that will never be forgotten from a giant outside class room! The termly music performance's of the year groups are amazing- showing the skills and talents of all the participants to deliver such an entertaining (and emotional!) performance. Above all, the atmosphere around St. Andrew's is one of a very happy and welcoming one - right through the school - we are ALL very happy here!

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