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  • Steyning Grammar School
    Shooting Field
    Steyning
    West Sussex
    BN44 3RX
  • Head: Co-Headteachers: Mrs Nat Nicol and Mr Noel Kenned
  • T 01903 814555
  • F 01903 879146
  • E [email protected]
  • W www.sgs.uk.net/
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: West Sussex
  • Pupils: 2,255; sixth formers: 4279
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: Day free; Boarding £11,835 - £12,135pa
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
    • 1 Short inspection 14th March 2017
    • 2 Full inspection 6th February 2013

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 16th September 2009
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

The 'Steyning family’ is made up of children who are encouraged to take risks so that they are not afraid of failure, and staff who are set on preparing the next generation to take over - ‘the sooner the better!’ says the school. The ethos of the school is printed large on boards in both sites, and the children are resilient and well-supported through exam and everyday academic pressures. Independence is highly valued here, and pupils often ask teachers for help on what suits them best in terms of learning as an individual...

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What the school says...

Steyning Grammar School is a unique, successful and dynamic learning community. Our 'Journey to Excellence' is built on traditions of excellence and highest expectations, combined with commitment to innovation and new thinking. Day and Residential school Steyning has one of the more successful boarding provisions in the UK, the only state boarding facility in Sussex, rated Outstanding by Ofsted in November 2018. ...Read more

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What The Good Schools Guide says

Co-Headteacher

Co-headteacher since September 2019, Nat Nicol. Joined the school in 2012 as an assistant head (leading on CPD) and was promoted to deputy head (students) in 2015. Read English literature and drama at Roehampton before doing her PGCE at Sussex, where she also did her MEd. Kicked off her teaching career at Worthing High School in 1999, moving to Peacehaven Community School, where she was head of English and drama for 10 years.

Co-headteacher since September 2019, Noel Kennedy. Joined the school in 2018 as deputy headteacher and before that was assistant principal for curriculum, behaviour and safeguarding at Harris Academy Bermondsey. Read geography at Queen's University Belfast and did his teacher training at Liverpool Hope, after which he started teaching in Liverpool and then Surrey.

Academic matters

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Who came from where

Who goes where

Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
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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Further reading

If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.

Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.

The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.

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Who came from where


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