Steyning Grammar School Day and Boarding Verified

Every person the best they can be

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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 a commitment to innovation and new thinking  – to support our students in being the best they can be in preparation for their exciting futures.

Ofsted (March 2017) rate the school Good with Outstanding features, including:

  • “An uncompromising ambition for students to flourish and achieve”.
  • “Teaching is good or outstanding”.
  • “Relationships between staff and students are outstanding”.
  • “Behaviour and safety is outstanding. The behaviour of students around the school and in class is exemplary”.

We are a non-selective, Church of England Voluntary Controlled comprehensive school – our SIAMS (Church of England) Inspection rated us ‘Outstanding’ in June 2016.

We have a tradition of excellence, care and support.  The ‘Steyning Family’ is a strong harmonious community – in 2014 we celebrated the 400th anniversary of the foundation of Steyning Grammar School

We are a day and residential school: Steyning Grammar School has one of the most successful boarding provisions in the UK, the only state boarding facility in Sussex. Our Boarding School is rated Outstanding by Ofsted (September 2015) under the new framework; Ofsted had no recommendations to make.

From September 2017 our Key Stage 3 will be split across two sites.   Church Street in Steyning and Rock Road in Storrington.  The curriculum offer, ethos and aspirations on both sites will be identical.

Our vision is ‘for every person to be the best they can be’, by building learning characteristics that will help our students to become independent learners, ready for the challenges of public examination courses.

Both Rock Road and Church Street are in wonderful settings. They provide a smaller environment which provides a welcome ‘stepping-stone’ to allow students to flourish in secondary school life. Our staff teach across the school, and understand how the curriculum develops from Key Stage 2 through to GCSEs and A Levels. This means that we have extensive experience in helping our students to make successful transitions across the different phases of their education

Our Sixth Form, rated Outstanding’ by Ofsted, is one of the largest ‘in a school’ in the South of England – and a highly successful A Level specialist provider, with a  98% overall pass rate for A level students (100% pass rate in 30 subjects). Over 70% of Sixth Formers go on to University, and another 10% to Foundation Colleges as a step towards University.

We are determined to remain innovative and forward looking – in our teaching, professional development, distributive leadership and curriculum design. We have high ambitions – to be one of the best schools in the country

Our vision is ‘For every person to be the best they can be’. To achieve this vision we make four ongoing mission statements about the work of the school – our commitments to home, students and staff.


  • Phase of Education Post 16, Secondary
  • Gender Mixed
  • Address Shooting Field, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3RX
  • Phone 01903814555
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