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

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.

Sussex Independent School League Table 2018/19

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 HospitalFeaturedCo-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£13,530N/A
1144.0Battle Abbey SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£14,445£27,447
1238.6Bede's Senior SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£17,760£26,340
1337.9Lewes Old Grammar SchoolCo-edDay£15,051N/A
1437.5Farlington SchoolFeaturedCo-edDay & Boarding£17,490£29,670
1525.9Shoreham CollegeCo-edDay£14,400N/A
1616.2Buckswood SchoolCo-edDay & Boarding£13,950£24,000

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
Christ’s Hospital Logo
Location
Horsham, RH13 0YP
Gender:
Co-ed
School Type:
Day & Boarding
Annual Fees:
£18,510
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Farlington School Logo
Location
Strood Park, Horsham, RH12 3PN
Gender:
Co-ed
School Type:
Day & Boarding
Annual Fees:
£17,490
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Best Private Schools by GCSE Results

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

  1. LocationEastern Road, Brighton, BN2 0ALGCSE A*/A: 93.9%
  2. LocationKeymer Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 0EGGCSE A*/A: 76.6%
  3. LocationThe Old Palace, High Street, TN20 6PHGCSE A*/A: 68.6%
  4. LocationRoedean Way, Brighton, BN2 5RQGCSE A*/A: 66.7%
  5. LocationCollege Road, Haywards Heath, RH17 6SQGCSE A*/A: 65%

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: 80.9%
  2. LocationThe Old Palace, High Street, TN20 6PHA-Level A*/A: 55%
  3. LocationCollege Road, Haywards Heath, RH17 6SQA-Level A*/A: 54.8%
  4. LocationRoedean Way, Brighton, BN2 5RQA-Level A*/A: 54.8%
  5. LocationHurstpierpoint, BN6 9JSA-Level A*/A: 52.2%
FromToAveraging
Day Places£8,400£25,320£18,563
Boarding Places£11,250£41,502£30,867

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

There are 4 independent girls schools in Sussex, Burgess Hill GirlsMayfield SchoolRoedean School and Brighton Girls.

Best Private Girls Schools by GCSE Results

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

  1. LocationKeymer Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 0EGGCSE A*/A: 76.6%
  2. LocationThe Old Palace, High Street, TN20 6PHGCSE A*/A: 68.6%
  3. LocationRoedean Way, Brighton, BN2 5RQGCSE A*/A: 66.7%
  4. LocationMontpelier Road, Brighton, BN1 3ATGCSE A*/A: 56.6%

Best Private Girls Schools by A-Level Results

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

  1. LocationThe Old Palace, High Street, TN20 6PHA-Level A*/A: 55%
  2. LocationRoedean Way, Brighton, BN2 5RQA-Level A*/A: 54.8%
  3. LocationKeymer Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 0EGA-Level A*/A: 43.2%
  4. LocationMontpelier Road, Brighton, BN1 3ATA-Level A*/A: 41.9%
FromToAveraging
Day Places£14,427£21,840£17,144
Boarding Places£31,050£35,250£33,090

Best Co-ed Schools in Sussex

FEATURED
Christ’s Hospital Logo
Location
Horsham, RH13 0YP
Gender:
Co-ed
School Type:
Day & Boarding
Annual Fees:
£18,510
Learn More
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Farlington School Logo
Location
Strood Park, Horsham, RH12 3PN
Gender:
Co-ed
School Type:
Day & Boarding
Annual Fees:
£17,490
Learn More

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: 93.9%
  2. LocationCollege Road, Haywards Heath, RH17 6SQGCSE A*/A: 65%
  3. LocationHurstpierpoint, BN6 9JSGCSE A*/A: 64.7%
  4. LocationHorsham, RH13 0YPGCSE A*/A: 64%
  5. Location1 Billinton Way, BN1 4LFGCSE A*/A: 47.7%

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: 80.9%
  2. LocationCollege Road, Haywards Heath, RH17 6SQA-Level A*/A: 54.8%
  3. LocationHurstpierpoint, BN6 9JSA-Level A*/A: 52.2%
  4. LocationStrood Park, Horsham, RH12 3PNA-Level A*/A: 46.9%
  5. Location1 Billinton Way, BN1 4LFA-Level A*/A: 45.5%
FromToAveraging
Day Places£8,400£25,320£18,685
Boarding Places£11,250£41,502£30,328

Sussex Private School Costs (Averages)

DayBoarding
Overall£18,563£30,867
Boys£21,795£32,280
Girls£17,144£33,090
Co-Ed£18,685£30,328