Steyning United Kingdom
Steyning Grammar School

A grammar school by name only, non-selective with a huge sixth form and all the curriculum choices that size enables. Diversity of boarding provision enables the broadening of everyone’s minds – from Sussex villagers to Caribbean islanders.


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. SSAT - Stonewall Champion - Good Schools Guide - Boarding Schools' Association - Church of England School

  • Day school tuition $0 - N/A USD
  • Scholarships Available No
  • Number of Students 2200
  • Year founded 1614
  • Boarding school tuition No Information
  • Curricula A/AS Levels, BTEC, UK National
  • Type Co-ed


"Congratulations to Steyning Grammar School on winning two SSAT Educational Outcomes awards. This success is down to the superb learning and teaching, outstanding support and inspirational leadership of students, staff, parents and governors. You have made a huge difference to the lives of the young people in your school. Thank you."


Key Stage 3 We follow the Key Stage 3 National Curriculum, which includes English, Maths, Science, French, Geography, History, RE, Art, Drama, Music, PE, Design Technology, Cooking and Computing. Also, we deliver an innovative course called ‘REMAP' which aims to develop students' learning characteristics through the completion of several challenging projects. Key Stage 4 Key Stage 4 (KS4) is completed over a three year period. Year 8 students start the process of preparing to make their Key Stage 4 Option choices in January prior to them starting Year 9 in September. The curriculum offer is diverse. Sixth Form College The Sixth Form College teaching team are experienced and use their expert knowledge to inspire young minds in a relaxed but purposeful environment. Varied teaching approaches are used such as small group seminars, demonstrations, practical activities, e-learning based research, group debate and presentations. Years of experience have taught us that the best results are achieved when students have the opportunity to develop independent learning skills that are required to be successful at Key Stage 5 and beyond. We aim to foster confidence and independence when approaching tasks and set high expectations. We are a happy, challenging, supportive Sixth Form College which encourages students to use their initiative, be inquisitive, responsible learners and develop a love for learning that help them be successful in all aspects of their lives.

Admissions Information

Admissions Process

There are three separate and distinct parts to the boarding admissions process;

1) Eligibility for a Boarding Place
2) Suitability for Boarding
3) Main Admission Process Students who are admitted to the Boarding House are thereby accepted as students of the day school.

The Boarding House does not operate a catchment area. 

To view all school policies to include the Boarding Admissions Policy click on the following link:

Entry Requirements

Sixth Form College

The general minimum entry requirements for Steyning Grammar Sixth Form College is GCSE grades 9-4 in 5 subjects plus the requirements for each individual subjects.  Students wishing to follow the applied pathways will require a recommendation from their teachers and the individual entry requirements for their chosen BTEC course.

  • Students can join after the academic year begins Yes
  • Waiting List Yes
  • Application fee (domestic) $0 USD
  • Application fee (international) $0 USD

Waiting List

Parents/carers of applicants who are unsuccessful in obtaining a place will be asked to indicate whether they wish to remain on a waiting list. Waiting lists are maintained for 12 months after the September of the year in which the admission was originally brought. Applicants judged to be unsuitable for boarding may reapply and be reassessed for each year of entry.


  • Assigns homework Yes
  • Use of technology in the classroom Yes
  • Gifted and talented student support Yes
  • Learning support Yes
  • Native English teachers Yes
  • Examinations available

School Life

  • Bus service Yes
  • Sports teams available Yes
  • Pastoral Care Yes
  • Do students practice religion at the school Yes
  • Max class size 30
  • School provides lunch Yes
  • Supervised care before or after school Yes
  • Uniform required Yes
  • Access to an educational psychologist Yes
  • Average class size 30


Student uniform applies to Years 9 - 11 only.  

University Relations

  • University counseling Yes