Steyning Grammar School
Steyning Grammar School, original gate
|Motto||Every Person the Best they Can Be|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Headteacher||Mr Nicholas Wergan|
|Local authority||West Sussex|
|DfE URN||126092 Tables|
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Steyning Grammar School is a state comprehensive school in Steyning, West Sussex, England. It is the only state school in West Sussex which caters for boarders. The school teaches pupils in Years 7 to 11, with pupils from the Rydon catchment area joining in Year 9 with a sixth form catering for Years 12 and 13.
Steyning Grammar School was founded and endowed as a grammar school in 1614 by William Holland, an Alderman of Chichester. In 1968, it merged with Steyning Secondary Modern School to form the current comprehensive school. The combined school shares two sites in Steyning: Church Street, which houses years 7 and 8, and Shooting Field, which houses years 9-11 and the sixth form college. The Modern School is joint with Steyning Leisure Centre.
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Steyning Grammar School has a boarding site located at Church Street. It is opposite the Lower School and is around half a mile away from the Upper School in Shooting Field. It is one of the only public state schools with boarding facilities.
A new £5million purpose built boarding facility is now one of the most modern facilities in the country, enhancing the overall boarding provision which was judged as 'Outstanding' in the 2012-13 OfSted Inspection report. Boarders can join at the beginning of Year 9 and Year 12 to follow GCSE and A-level courses respectively. There are currently 120 boarders from all parts of the UK, particularly the Greater London area, and from ex-pat communities around the world.
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Steyning Grammar School likes to use various catchphrases to motivate pupils, an ex-pupil came up with the term "Steyning Family" which is used to make pupils feel part of the school. Pupils are also divided into teams to study for their GCSEs, Year 11 is currently Team 2014, Year 10 is Team 2015, and Year 9 is Team 2016. This is a reference to the London 2012 Olympic Games where several athletes performed in the Olympic Games.
- Official Steyning Grammar School website
- Steyning Grammar School Old Boys website
- "Steyning: Education". A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 1: Bramber Rape (Southern Part). 1980. pp. 245–46. Retrieved 24 May 2006.
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