Most of East Grinstead’s state primary schools are judged “good” by the government’s education watchdog Ofsted.
There are two comprehensive schools, both have sixth forms: Imberhorne in Imberhorne Lane and Sackville in Lewes Road; Imberhorne gets the better results at GCSE and is judged “outstanding”, Sackville is judged “good”.
Michael Hall (co-ed ages three to 18) in Kidbrooke Park, Forest Row is the country’s leading Steiner school and the reason many families come to live in East Grinstead.
Greenfields School (co-ed, ages three to 18) in Priory Road, Forest Row is a day and boarding school which follows the educational ideas of Ron L Hubbard, the founder of Scientology.
There are three prep schools: Brambletye (co-ed, day and boarding, ages three to 13) in Lewes Road; Ashdown House (co-ed, day and boarding, ages seven to 13) in Forest Row and Copthorne Prep (co-ed, ages two to 13) in Effingham Lane, Copthorne.
There are two private Catholic schools: Lingfield Notre Dame (co-ed, ages two to 18) in Racecourse Road in Lingfield and Worth School (co-ed, day and boarding, ages 11 to 18) in Turner’s Hill which is linked with the Benedictine Worth Abbey. Ardingly College (co-ed, day and boarding, ages three to 18) is a private school in the village of the same name.