Battle Abbey School is a thriving co-educational boarding and day school for children aged from 2 to 18 years of age. The senior school is located in the stunning surroundings of Battle Abbey and the preparatory school and nursery are located in nearby Bexhill with superb facilties including a 25 metre indoor swimming pool.
About the school
Battle Abbey School, an independent School in East Sussex, is extraordinarily special. A glimpse through its enchanting gatehouse tells you that you are not only in a historically significant place, but also in a school that has an incomparable character. Battle Abbey’s ideal size, wonderful pastoral care, impressive facilities, continuity of education from Nursery to Sixth Form and holistic approach allied to its warm, good humoured and highly supportive working environment make for a very inclusive and unique educational establishment. The School manages to blend traditional values to new, innovative thinking in teaching and learning whilst still providing a wide range of extra-curricular activities and many opportunities to support and serve the local and wider community. It has a proven track record in many curriculum areas and has developed an enviable reputation for adding value academically in a mixed ability setting.
Battle Abbey’s ethos is highly distinctive and focuses on nurturing a close-knit family atmosphere, encouraging active participation from its students, promoting an international perspective through its boarders and encouraging self-respect, self-confidence and compassion for the needs of others. It is the sort of school where students settle very quickly and contribute willingly and positively whilst developing a genuine pride in their school and a real passion for their learning.
Battle Abbey School’s next Year 7 and Year 9 Practical Scholarships and Entrance Exam Tests will be in January 2021.
Each year Battle Abbey School invites applications from suitable candidates for the Joanna Lumley Scholarship in Performing Arts. The Scholarship is open to new entrants into Year 12 at Battle Abbey, who are joining us from a state school and who have strong interest and exceptional ability in the Performing Arts. It may be worth up to 90% of school fees (subject to means-testing) for the two years of AS/A2 studies.
Auditions for the next award will be held at the School in November 2020. We are looking for performers who are strong in Drama, and who also have ability and potential in Music, Dance or Stage Craft. We will send full detailed instructions to all candidates who register for the Audition Day.
It is possible for students to join at any time in their School career so if you have any questions regarding scholarships, bursaries or registration please contact the School office on 01424 772385.
Open Days are always very well attended and give prospective parents the chance to see what makes our school so special. Our Open Days in 2019 attracted a record 174 prospective pupils and their families to the School. On Open Day prospective families will have the opportunity to meet the head, talk to staff and pupils and see what makes our school so successful.
In the meantime if you would like to visit to the Senior, Prep or Nursery School please contact the school offices. Visiting on a normal school day allows prospective parents the chance to drop in on lessons and find out exactly what makes learning at Battle Abbey School such a unique experience for your child. You are welcome to visit the school at any time by appointment.