Headmaster's Welcome

A very warm welcome to Handcross Park!

Handcross Park is a popular co-educational, day and boarding Prep School for around 400 pupils aged 2 to 13. Set in large, idyllic grounds, we are part of the Brighton College Family of Schools and about 30% of our Year 8 children move onto Brighton College each year. Others secure scholarships and places to a wide variety of leading independent senior schools, both locally and throughout the country.

Childhood is precious and we want our pupils to enjoy it for as long as possible, within an environment that offers a wide range of stimulating opportunities for growth and development, both inside and outside the classroom. Our school is purposeful, ambitious, forward-thinking and, most importantly of all, it is kind. Our motto is Be Trewe, and it encompasses a set of core values that we work hard to weave through the fabric of all that we do. I believe that if children are happy then they will grow in confidence and flourish in all areas of their lives.

Pupils of all ages develop a scholarly ethos and a love of learning

Independent Schools Inspectorate 

We are a Google Reference School, which enables us to apply all the latest technology, including the use of Chromebooks and other ICT tools, to enhance the learning experience of our pupils. We are determined to ensure that all our pupils are ‘future-ready’, and so we ensure that our curriculum enables them to develop ‘skills for life’ such as problem-solving, collaboration, communication, creativity and public speaking.

Ultimately, we provide outstanding and inspiring teaching within a community where children are known and valued as individuals, where they are encouraged to explore and discover their strengths and interests and where the prevailing culture is one of kindness and trust. I would love to welcome you to our school so that you can see and feel the positive energy and the inspirational setting for yourselves.

Do come and see us!

Jonnie Besley

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