Education & schools

On this page there is information about education and schooling for all ages as well as access to related support organisations for the local area.  Information about local pre-school facilities is on the Child Care page.

The most common path for formal education in the area is to attend a neighbourhood primary school and progress at age 11 to Steyning Grammar School.  There are other possible paths which could, for instance, include the Weald Community School and Sixth Form, Billingshurst for secondary education.

The local primary schools together with Steyning Grammar School belong to a cluster group of schools called STARS [Storrington Area Rural Schools].

The STARS Locality of Schools are:

  • Amberley CE Primary School
  • Ashington CE Primary School
  • Steyning Grammar School
  • St Mary’s CE Primary School, Washington
  • Storrington Primary School
  • Thakeham Primary School
  • West Chiltington Community School.

There are excellent links between these schools. The STARS Headteachers, curriculum subject leaders and year 5 and 6 teachers regularly meet to arrange and coordinate transfer events as well as activities for the pupils. Examples of this include cross phase units of work in literacy and numeracy, sports galas, enrichment days for able pupils, a history day and in-service days providing professional development opportunities for both teachers and teaching assistants.

In the next section of the page you will find the information provided by government and other agencies to help you select appropriate facilities and services.

Below that is a directory of local schools and colleges.


For information about schools, childcare, adoption, fostering and other services for children and families:

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Find schools and colleges and view school performance, characteristics, workforce, finance and Ofsted inspection outcomes. You can find and compare schools and colleges using a map, the search box or by following the quick links.


Government advice on education and learning, student loans and other financial support.



‘Local Offer’ for Children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities.

All schools are required to publish and review information for parents and carers about the support and provision for children with special educational needs or disabilities. The questions and answers in this document have been written collectively by the Storrington Area Rural Schools (STARS) and represent our common values and practices. We are committed to working with families at every stage.


Your Space is aimed mainly at young people aged 11 – 25 living in West Sussex, and it’s a place you can find out about all the things that are important to you in your life right now.  As well as events and competitions there’s also tons of stuff you can vote on, info on where to find help and advice, and details of what the Youth Cabinet have been up to…

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Aspire Sussex Limited is a charitable staff run social enterprise which leads in the planning, promotion and delivery of vibrant adult education across Sussex. Annually we provide learning opportunities to over 20,000 adults across Sussex and beyond. Our varied programme of courses aim to promote healthy lives, encourage creativity, development of new skills as well as supporting individuals to improve their employment prospects and career progression plus lots more.

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Arun Valley U3A (The University of the 3rd Age)
U3A was set up in the UK by three recently retired friends in 1982 as a informal learning co-operative of older people. U3A enables members to share many educational, creative and leisure activities. Activities are organised mainly in small groups that meet regularly, often in each others’ homes. Members, through sharing their knowledge, skills and experience, learn from each other.

If you are retired or semi-retired but would like to keep your mind and your social life active we would be delighted to welcome you to Arun Valley U3A. Our membership stands at about 120 people who mostly live in and around Petworth, Fittleworth, Pulborough, Storrington, West Chiltington and Billingshurst.

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Primary Schools

Amberley CofE Primary School

School Road Amberley, West Sussex, BN18 9NB Phone: 01798 831612 Website:

Ashington CofE Primary School

Foster Lane Ashington Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 3PG Phone: 01903 892365 Website:

St Mary’s CofE Primary School, Washington

School Lane Washington Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 4AP Phone: 01903 892401 Website:

Storrington Primary School

Spierbridge Road Storrington, West Sussex, RH20 4PG Phone: 01903 742047 Website:

Thakeham Primary School

Rock Road Storrington, West Sussex, RH20 3AA Phone: 01903 740176 Website:

West Chiltington Community School

East Street West Chiltington Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 2JY Phone: 01798 813319 Website:
Secondary Schools

Steyning Grammar Rock Road Campus

Rock Road Storrington, West Sussex, RH20 3AA Phone: 01903 744884 Website:

Steyning Grammar Upper School & Sixth Form College

Shooting Field Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3RX Phone: 01903 814555 Website:

The Weald School

Community School and Sixth Form
Station Road Billingshurst, West Sussex, RH14 9RY Phone: 01403 787200 Website:
Special Educational Needs & Disability

Slindon College

Show Notes below for details
Slindon House Slindon Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0RH Phone: 01243 814320 Website:

WSCC Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND)

After School Tuition

Kip McGrath Centre

Phone: 01452 382282 Website:
Home & Online Education Resources

BBC Teach

Whether you’re at home or at school, you can use BBC Teach for free. Our website is home to thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos, arranged by age-group and subject.

My Online Schooling: Home learning support for schools and families


OAK National Academy: Let’s keep pupils learning

Over 40,000 free lessons, slides and resources. Made by teachers, for every teacher and pupil.

TED Ideas worth spreading

TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.

UCL Institute for Education

Free online learning resources
Further Education

Chichester College

Brinsbury Campus North Heath Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1DL Phone: 01243 786321 Website:


The College of Richard Collyer 82 Hurst Road Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 2EJ Phone: 01403 210822 Website:

Lodge Hill Centre

Lodge Hill Centre Watersfield Coldwaltham Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 1LZ Phone: 01798 831411 Website:

Northbrook College

Littlehampton Road Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 6NU Phone: 0845 155 6060 Website:
Adult Education

Aspire Sussex

Phone: 03456 010161 Website:

Kate’s Art Classes

Contact: Kate Tugwell
Storrington Village Hall 59 West Street Storrington, West Sussex, RH20 4DZ Website:

Salty Dog Pottery Studio

Pottery Lessons, Ceramics, Pottery – Storrington, West Sussex
Storrington, West Sussex, RH20 4EG Website: