Handcross Park School

Prep co-education school in Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Set in large, idyllic grounds, Handcross Park is a happy, safe and caring environment which fosters kindness, individuality, concern for others, independence and a growth mindset. We are part of the Brighton College Family of Schools and about 30% of our pupils progress to Brighton College each year. Others secure scholarships and places to a wide variety of leading independent senior schools throughout the country.
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Handcross Park is purposeful, ambitious, forward-thinking

Boarding at Handcross Park is an incredibly special experience for each and every one of our pupils. A supportive family environment that promotes independence as well as a strong sense of belonging ensures that our pupils know that this is their home away from home.

Our boarders are cared for by our wonderful team of staff including Mr and Mrs Carter our Houseparents. Each pupil is nurtured and supported with excellent care to ensure that they fulfil their academic potential and develop lifelong skills.


Handcross park offers full, weekly and flexi boarding. The house is situated at the heart of the main building and is a bright yet cosy environment. Our full boarders have an extensive programme of activities at weekends including trips to London museums, Windsor Castle, South Downs Planetarium, Brighton and much more!


A weekly bus service runs from Sussex, Surrey and London to provide ease of transport for our weekly boarders.

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Head Mr Jonnie Besley
School Type Prep co-education school
Academic GCSE: No
Alevel: No
Int'l Baccalaureate: No
Total Students 363
Youngest Boarder 8
Int'l Students 24