Best Private Schools in Sussex - Co-Ed, Boys, Girls

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1. Overview

Sussex has 25 private schools which take pupils of high school age, some of which also have primary and nursery schools as well. All of these schools offer day places, with over half offering boarding places as well. There are no boarding-only independent schools in Sussex.

2. Sussex Independent School League Table 2018/19

GCSE RankA*/ A%SchoolGenderDay / BoardingDay FeesBoarding Fees
193.9Brighton CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£17,490£39,720
276.6Burgess Hill GirlsGirlsDay & Boarding£15,300£31,050
368.6Mayfield SchoolGirlsDay & Boarding£21,840£35,250
466.7Roedean SchoolGirlsDay & Boarding£17,010£32,970
565.0Ardingly CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£23,985£34,935
664.7Hurstpierpoint CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£24,375£30,690
764.0Christ’s HospitalCo-edDay & Boarding£18,510£35,850
856.6Brighton GirlsGirlsDay£14,427N/A
947.7Bellerbys College BrightonCo-edDay & Boarding£24,360£41,502
1045.7Our Lady of Sion SchoolCo-edDay£13,140N/A
1144.0Battle Abbey SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£14,445£27,447
1238.6Bede's Senior SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£22,800£36,390
1337.9Lewes Old Grammar SchoolCo-edDay£15,051N/A
1437.5Farlington SchoolGirlsDay & Boarding£17,490£29,670
1525.9Shoreham CollegeCo-edDay£14,400N/A
1616.2Buckswood SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£13,950£30,000

3. Where Schools are Located

The biggest collections of private schools in Sussex are in Brighton and Burgess Hill.

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5. Best Private Schools in Sussex

There are 25 independent schools in Sussex.

The top performing schools academically for GCSE are (in order):

  1. Brighton College (93.9% A*/A)
  2. Burgess Hill Girls (76.6% A*/A)
  3. Mayfield School (68.6% A*/A)
  4. Roedean School (66.7% A*/A)
  5. Ardingly College (65% A*/A)

The top performing schools academically for A-Level are (in order):

  1. Brighton College (80.9% A*/A)
  2. Mayfield School (55% A*/A)
  3. Ardingly College (54.8% A*/A)
  4. Roedean School (54.8% A*/A)
  5. Hurstpierpoint College (52.2% A*/A)

Day places in Sussex range from £8,400 to £25,320 (averaging £18,749).

Boarding places in Sussex range from £11,250 to £41,502 (averaging £32,276).

6. Best Boys Schools in Sussex

There is only 1 independent boys school in Sussex, Slindon College.

This school offers day (£21,795) and boarding places (£32,280).

7. Best Girls Schools in Sussex

There are 5 independent girls schools in Sussex, Burgess Hill GirlsMayfield SchoolRoedean SchoolBrighton Girls and Farlington School.

The top performing girls schools academically for GCSE are (in order):

  1. Burgess Hill Girls (76.6% A*/A)
  2. Mayfield School (68.6% A*/A)
  3. Roedean School (66.7% A*/A)
  4. Brighton Girls (56.6% A*/A)
  5. Farlington School (37.5% A*/A)

The top performing girls schools academically for A-Level are (in order):

  1. Mayfield School (55% A*/A)
  2. Roedean School (54.8% A*/A)
  3. Farlington School (46.9% A*/A)
  4. Burgess Hill Girls (43.2% A*/A)
  5. Brighton Girls (41.9% A*/A)

These schools offer day places with fees ranging from £14,427 to £21,840 (averaging £17,213) and fees for boarding places ranging from £29,670 to £35,250 (averaging £32,235).

8. Best Co-ed Schools in Sussex

There are 19 private co-ed schools in Sussex.

The top performing private co-ed schools academically for GCSE are (in order):

  1. Brighton College (93.9% A*/A)
  2. Ardingly College (65% A*/A)
  3. Hurstpierpoint College (64.7% A*/A)
  4. Christ’s Hospital (64% A*/A)
  5. Bellerbys College Brighton (47.7% A*/A)

The top performing private co-ed schools academically for A-Level are (in order):

  1. Brighton College (80.9% A*/A)
  2. Ardingly College (54.8% A*/A)
  3. Hurstpierpoint College (52.2% A*/A)
  4. Bellerbys College Brighton (45.5% A*/A)
  5. Bede's Senior School (40.9% A*/A)

These schools offer day places with fees ranging from £8,400 to £25,320 (averaging £18,993) and fees for boarding places ranging from £11,250 to £41,502 (averaging £32,288).

9. Sussex Private School Costs (Averages)

DayBoarding
Overall£18,749£32,276
Boys£21,795£32,280
Girls£17,213£32,235
Co-Ed£18,993£32,288