Steyning Grammar School
Coat of arms of the School
|Motto||Every Person the Best they Can Be|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Headteacher||Mr Nicholas Wergan|
|Local authority||West Sussex|
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The school has two lower school sites catering for Years 7 and 8. The original site is located in Church Street, Steyning whilst a second site opened at Rock Road in Storrington in September 2017. A larger upper school site at Shooting Field, Steyning caters for students in Years 9 to 11 who study the Key Stage 4 curriculum over three years. The school's Sixth Form College for students in Years 12 and 13 is also based at the Shooting Field site.
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. A third lower school site opened in Storrington in September 2017 following the closure of Rydon Community College. Some Physical education lessons are taught at Steyning Leisure Centre.
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- Lancelot Ware OBE, 1915–2000, co-founder of Mensa
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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 £5 million 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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