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

Overview

Sussex has 24 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.

Sussex Independent School League Table 2022/23

GCSE RankA*/ A%SchoolGenderDay / BoardingDay FeesBoarding Fees
193.8Brighton CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£26,700£43,650
284.4Roedean SchoolGirlsDay & Boarding£23,490£49,650
379.1Ardingly CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£25,185£39,312
569.3Brighton GirlsGirlsDay£15,333N/A
668.6Mayfield SchoolGirlsDay & Boarding£23,250£36,750
765.0Eastbourne CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£25,230£38,280
864.7Hurstpierpoint CollegeCo-edDay & Boarding£25,485£31,995
964.0Christ’s HospitalCo-edDay & Boarding£23,790£36,600
1058.2Our Lady of Sion SchoolCo-edDay£14,190N/A
1247.9Lewes Old Grammar SchoolCo-edDay£15,051N/A
1345.0Bede's Senior SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£23,400£37,350
1442.0Battle Abbey SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£17,943£33,876
1536.1Shoreham CollegeCo-edDay£16,200N/A
1616.2Buckswood SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£17,550£33,600

Where Schools are Located

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

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Best Private Schools in Sussex

FEATURED
Burgess Hill Girls Logo
Location
Keymer Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 0EG
Gender:
Girls
School Type:
Day & Boarding
Annual Fees:
£20,850
FEATURED
Farlington School Logo
Location
Strood Park, Horsham, RH12 3PN
Gender:
Co-ed
School Type:
Day & Boarding
Annual Fees:
£6,600

Best Private Schools by GCSE Results

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

  1. LocationEastern Road, Brighton, BN2 0ALGCSE A*/A: 93.8%
  2. LocationKeymer Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 0EGGCSE A*/A: 71.2%
  3. LocationThe Old Palace, High Street, TN20 6PHGCSE A*/A: 68.6%
  4. LocationRoedean Way, Brighton, BN2 5RQGCSE A*/A: 84.4%
  5. LocationCollege Road, Haywards Heath, RH17 6SQGCSE A*/A: 79.1%

Best Private Schools by A-Level Results

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

  1. LocationEastern Road, Brighton, BN2 0ALA-Level A*/A: 80%
  2. LocationKeymer Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 0EGA-Level A*/A: 58%
  3. LocationThe Old Palace, High Street, TN20 6PHA-Level A*/A: 55%
  4. LocationCollege Road, Haywards Heath, RH17 6SQA-Level A*/A: 56%
  5. LocationRoedean Way, Brighton, BN2 5RQA-Level A*/A: 55%
FromToAveraging
Day Places£6,600£62,994£22,833
Boarding Places£24,120£49,650£36,916

Best Boys Schools in Sussex

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

FromToAveraging
Day Places£21,795£21,795£21,795
Boarding Places£32,280£32,280£32,280

Best Girls Schools in Sussex

FEATURED
Burgess Hill Girls Logo
Location
Keymer Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 0EG
Gender:
Girls
School Type:
Day & Boarding
Annual Fees:
£20,850

Best Private Girls Schools by GCSE Results

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

  1. LocationRoedean Way, Brighton, BN2 5RQGCSE A*/A: 84.4%
  2. LocationKeymer Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 0EGGCSE A*/A: 71.2%
  3. LocationMontpelier Road, Brighton, BN1 3ATGCSE A*/A: 69.3%
  4. LocationThe Old Palace, High Street, TN20 6PHGCSE A*/A: 68.6%

Best Private Girls Schools by A-Level Results

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

  1. LocationKeymer Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 0EGA-Level A*/A: 58%
  2. LocationRoedean Way, Brighton, BN2 5RQA-Level A*/A: 55%
  3. LocationThe Old Palace, High Street, TN20 6PHA-Level A*/A: 55%
  4. LocationMontpelier Road, Brighton, BN1 3ATA-Level A*/A: 41.9%
FromToAveraging
Day Places£15,333£23,490£20,731
Boarding Places£36,750£49,650£41,050

Best Co-ed Schools in Sussex

FEATURED
Farlington School Logo
Location
Strood Park, Horsham, RH12 3PN
Gender:
Co-ed
School Type:
Day & Boarding
Annual Fees:
£6,600

Best Private Co-Ed Schools by GCSE Results

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

  1. LocationEastern Road, Brighton, BN2 0ALGCSE A*/A: 93.8%
  2. LocationCollege Road, Haywards Heath, RH17 6SQGCSE A*/A: 79.1%
  3. LocationHurstpierpoint, BN6 9JSGCSE A*/A: 64.7%
  4. LocationHorsham, RH13 0YPGCSE A*/A: 64%
  5. LocationGratwicke Road, Worthing, BN11 4BLGCSE A*/A: 58.2%

Best Private Co-Ed Schools by A-Level Results

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

  1. LocationEastern Road, Brighton, BN2 0ALA-Level A*/A: 80%
  2. LocationCollege Road, Haywards Heath, RH17 6SQA-Level A*/A: 56%
  3. LocationHurstpierpoint, BN6 9JSA-Level A*/A: 52.2%
  4. LocationUpper Dicker, Hailsham, BN27 3QHA-Level A*/A: 40.9%
  5. LocationBattle, TN33 0ADA-Level A*/A: 34%
FromToAveraging
Day Places£6,600£62,994£23,330
Boarding Places£24,120£43,650£36,362

Sussex Private School Costs (Averages)

DayBoarding
Overall£22,833£36,916
Boys£21,795£32,280
Girls£20,731£41,050
Co-Ed£23,330£36,362