Burgess Hill Girls

Burgess Hill Girls

About the school

About Burgess Hill Girls

Burgess Hill Girls is a selective, non-denominational all-through school for girls with sixth form and nursery classes situated in Burgess Hill, West Sussex. It is an independent school with day or boarding options, and a charitable trust with a board of 11 governors. The school will provide 720 places for nursery, primary, secondary and sixth form students aged 2-19 when fully subscribed, with 56 places for boarders.

The school was founded by its first headmistress, Beatrice Goode, in 1906 in response to parental demand. It moved to its current site in 1928.


Liz Laybourn

Values and Vision

With the motto “Excellence in education since 1906”, Burgess Hill Girls prides itself on being an academic institution that encourages all its pupils to fulfil their potential at the same time as equipping them with a sense of moral responsibility. It always tries to work alongside parents to make sure that every pupil has a stable foundation for the future.


“The school meets its aims successfully. Those pupils who are highly able or have an exceptional talent are well supported to achieve their full potential. Pupils of all ages are conscientious and diligent learners, with a strong commitment to their work, so that progress is high in relation to their abilities. The curricular and extracurricular programme makes an excellent contribution to the pupils’ success because they are tailored to meet and develop the strengths of the individual.”

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