About the School

Head Teacher: Will Brooks
Founded: 1919
Gender: Co-ed
Type: Nursery, Pre-Prep, Prep
Ages: 2.5-13yrs
Day/Boarding: Full, Weekly, Flexi Boarding, and Day
Number of Pupils: 302 (boys 154, girls 148)
Fees per term:
Boarding: Years 7 & 8: £8,425, Years 3 to 6: £8,235
Day: Years 7 & 8: £6,910, Years 4-6: £6,500, Year 3: £6,205
Pre-Prep Years 1-2: £3,335, Nursery: Varies on number of days/grants - visit:
Religious Affiliation: Church of England
Entrance Procedure:

Assessment and informal interview with the Deputy Headmaster.

School Visits: Call or email the school and book through Harriet Tarnoy, Registrar:

Useful Dates

Term dates:
Autumn Term: 9th September - 14th December 2019
Spring Term: 9th January - 27th March 2020

Open days:
Prep School

Contact Details

Address: Brambletye, Lewes Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3PD
Telephone: 01342 321004

School Highlights

In 2018, pupils won 16 scholarships to senior schools. Maths is a highlight with pupils winning certificates in UK & European competitions.

Young artists were awarded a place among the top 50 best artists at the  Saatchi Love Art competition and  3rd prize in the I Art International competition.

1st rugby, 1st Netball U12 Rugby and U8 Netball teams are unbeaten and the U8As have won all their football and rugby fixtures.

Highlights include the fabulous play productions, musicals, the house shout and whole school concerts – children learn to feel confident on the stage at Brambletye.

Unique events such as  4×4 obstacle course challenge and a Barking Mad Dog show raise money for the school’s chosen charity – over £54,000 was raised last year.

Creative ideas for clubs and projects abound – the children have made an indoor hovercraft, the space club launched a space balloon, and a cabbage has been catapulted across the games fields with a homemade trebuchet.

In celebration of the school’s Centenary year, a successful fundraising campaign has enabled the construction of a new artificial pitch, a new library and a new art centre.

Head's Up

“Brambletye’s school rules are very simple – Work Hard, Play Hard and Be Kind – these values apply to staff and pupils and underpin everything we do.”

Will Brooks

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A Parent's Perspective

We chose Brambletye over other great schools for its special blend of traditional and contemporary values.

The inside track is the team, from support staff to teaching community…there are no weak links. Everyone is passionate, professional and top of their game. They really care about the school and its reputation, but most of all they care about your child.

Will and Amelia Brooks have not only fitted into this very special blend of qualities but have elevated every element, providing a clear focus, direction and particularly ‘care’ that I would imagine is unique within a school, in fact within any community. There is no parent gossip/backchat because there is literally nothing to complain about. In fact it is the reverse. Brambletye has nurtured a totally supportive and proactive parent community who quite literally love the place.

Our son who’s in Year 7, has emerged as a polite, confident, challenged (at the right level), curious, kind and engaging lad…all qualities that Brambletye has enhanced or built on.

I wouldn’t surprised if Brambletye was the best prep school in the country. Seriously. How could you beat it?!

As Parents, We Love...

  • The incredible buildings, location and grounds.
  • The wonderfully supportive and nurturing team of teachers and support staff.
  • The blend of traditional and contemporary values…all brought together within a genuine sense of purpose and vision. These qualities combine to make Brambletye very special.

Our Children Love...

  • This is an actual quote from my son: “I have amazing friends. Everyone is so kind. The teachers are incredible! I love all the things I get to do (sport, music, art). But best of all I feel really happy.”

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