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  • Steyning Grammar School
    Shooting Field
    Steyning
    West Sussex
    BN44 3RX
  • Head: Nick Wergan
  • 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: 2,237; sixth formers: 427
  • Religion: Church of England
  • Fees: Day free; Boarding £9,300 - £11,100 pa
  • 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 7th 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 17th 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 head. 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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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking Biology at an English Comprehensive School (IBO Higher level component)

School associations

State boarding school

What The Good Schools Guide says

Head

Since 2013, the energetic and insightful Nick Wergan (40s). He began his career in investment banking before retraining as an English teacher in 2004; then rose rapidly after being dubbed Outstanding New Teacher of the Year (2007) by the National Teaching Awards, through posts as head of English (Sackville School, East Grinstead) and deputy head (Blatchington Mill, Hove). He’s resourceful and decisive, empowers his teaching team to lead and role model leadership for the pupils, and this delegation means he can also turn his powerful brain to looking at business partnerships to help with the funding crisis that dogs state schools.

He has a house on site in the Elizabethan part of the school, but also owns and lives on a vineyard nearby with his family – producing award-winning sparkling...

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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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Interpreting catchment maps

The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.

Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.

For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained

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.

Children get into the school from here:

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most years
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