Steyning Grammar School
West Sussex, United Kingdom
About Steyning Grammar School
Steyning Grammar School is a mixed, Church of England day and boarding secondary school with sixth form situated in Steyning, West Sussex. It is the newest member of the Bohunt Education Trust family. There are approximately 2251 students at the school between the ages of 11-18.
Steyning Grammar School was founded in 1614 after a former Mayor of Chichester, William Holland left funds in his will for a free grammar school to be open. Steyning Grammar School was formed in its current state in 1968, when it merged with a local secondary school.
Nat Nicol and Noel Kennedy
Values and vision
Steyning Grammar School want all children to achieve their potential in a happy and secure learning environment, and has the motto: “Every person the best they can be”. The school wants to nurture individual talents and provide all students with a high quality education. It wishes for pupils to develop into confident, independent learners who are responsible are caring towards others. The secondary school has three core values: kindness, care and acceptance. It wants to nurture students in a Christian environment and offers opportunities for individuals to reflect upon their values, with a strong focus on respect, tolerance and fairness. Steyning Grammar School offers enrichment activities for pupils to enjoy after school, including sports clubs and drama groups, allowing for pupils to explore their interests and learn new skills. The school holds an International School Award, Art Council Gold and Technologies College.
“Students are extremely keen to learn: they take every opportunity to be involved in classroom activities and to support the learning of others. Students work exceptionally well together on group tasks and advise one another on how to improve with very little direction from the teacher. When given responsibility for their learning, students accept this with relish”.