13/05/2020 Online meeting with Handcross Park Prep School

Handcross Park is one of the top co-educational, day and boarding Prep Schools in the UK, for children aged 2 - 13. We were named PREP SCHOOL OF THE YEAR at the prestigious Independent Schools of the Year Awards 2019 and praised for our all-round offering and focus on the child.  Last year, we were named 'BEST PREP SCHOOL FOR INNOVATION' by The Week Independent Schools Guide 2020, for our ambitious and forward-thinking approach to education. Most recently, we were named 'BEST PREP SCHOOL FOR PASTORAL CARE' by The Week Independent Schools Guide 2021. Three incredible accolades that we are hugely proud of. The School was founded in 1887 by Rev. William Henry Webb and was originally known as Wykeham Hall, based in Hampshire. In 1918 Wykeham Hall itself was bought by the Fleet Air Arm who used it as part of their Officers’ Mess, and the School moved to the opposite side of the airfield into Seafield Park.

We are part of the Brighton College Family of Schools and about 30% of our Year 8 pupils move on to Brighton College each year. Year 8 pupils also secure scholarships and places to a wide variety of leading independent senior schools, both locally and throughout the country.

At Handcross Park, we want children to enjoy childhood for as long as possible, but we also want them to develop and progress within a stimulating environment that offers many opportunities both inside and outside the classroom. We are a school that has been described as purposeful, ambitious, forward-thinking and, most importantly, kind. Our motto is Be Trewe, and I believe that if children are happy then they flourish, reach their full potential and carry a love of learning with them for the rest of their lives.