Sompting Abbotts Preparatory School

Sompting Abbotts Preparatory School

About the school

We inspire, we nurture, we achieve…

Sompting Abbotts Preparatory School is a West Sussex private school within easy reach of Worthing, Steyning and Brighton. Its 30 acres of grounds form part of the landscape of the South Downs National Park. It is a family-owned school. Founded in 1921, the school has been helping children meet their full potential for almost a century.

Acres of green space, lungfuls of fresh air

The school sits in a sweeping expanse of woodland and chalk grassland. The environment allows children to enjoy an outstanding education and a ‘real’ childhood. The 30 acres of grounds comprise a heated swimming pool, tennis courts, playing fields, woodland, wild areas, walled garden with play equipment for our Early Years children, Victorian greenhouses for gardening, and a managed wildlife pond.

Small classes, big experiences

The pupil to teacher ratio is capped, with average class size being 15. Staff know all the pupils so no child ever gets ‘lost in a crowd’. Students perform strongly against national academic outcomes through a stimulating academic programme, focus on individual attention and innovative use of digital technologies. It also works hard on equipping children with ‘social tools’: developing confidence, self-belief and communication skills. Traditional values such as teamwork, respect and courtesy, we believe, will be as important for their future careers as their exam success.

Free wrap-around care, for working parents

Life can be hectic for professional parents. The school is set up for the demands of the working day, with flexible free wrap-around care. For Pre-Prep pupils, it’s from 8am-4.30pm. For Prep pupils, it’s 7.30am-6pm. Ours is a homely school with a warm family feel and strong pastoral care. To find out for yourself, please contact us to arrange a visit.

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