Children should be happy and successful - in that order. This is the ethos that drives Lancing College Prep at Hove which has become one of the most sought after schools in Brighton and Hove. We take children from 3 years of age and give them a wide ranging educational experience that prepares them for senior education at 13. Children learn so much more if they feel valued, safe and secure and to ensure that happens we run our school on family lines. Lancing College Prep at Hove is a small school where all pupils have a special part to play, where parents are welcomed and where teachers provide an exciting and enjoyable learning environment.
About the school
Set in its own grounds, Lancing College Prep at Hove can boast some marvellous on site facilities. Boys and girls are given expert coaching in the major games; hockey, netball, football, rugby, cricket and rounders. There is an adventure playground and an all weather surface on which the children can play during their break times. The whole school faces south towards the sea and offers a wonderful environment for the pupils. As a bonus of course we also have access to the College Farm, the indoor heated pool and a myriad of other excellent facilities at Lancing College. All children have an area in which they can excel and here at Lancing College Prep at Hove we celebrate that success and children grow in the confidence they gain from doing something well. It doesn’t matter to us if that success is academic, sporty or in the arts, it is valued in exactly the same way. School days should be the best days of your life and here at Lancing College Prep at Hove that certainly rings true. As pupils leave us for Lancing College at 13 they are confident without being arrogant, well mannered and well prepared to take on the future. Lancing College Prep at Hove is a great place to spend your formative years and we would be very happy to show you round at any time should you wish to see the school for yourself.
Lancing Prep Hove celebrates International Women’s Day with a literary twist
Lancing Prep Hove combined International Women’s Day and World Book Day with a themed celebration – children and staff were challenged to dress up, either as a female fictional character or as a character in a book written by a female author!
9th March 2018 — Lancing Prep Hove stayed open in the snow, much to the pupils’ delight, as they created snow art and played with snowballs outside on our school field but one disappointment was that the school decided to postpone celebrating World Book Day for a week, as dressing up costumes would not have been the warmest or most appropriate attire for pupils.
So one week later, the school combined International Women’s Day and World Book Day with a themed celebration – children and staff were challenged to dress up, either as a female fictional character or as a character in a book written by a female author!
The Pre-Prep was awash with Beatrix Potter characters – a veritable warren of rabbits and some very smartly attired foxes were joined by delightful ducks, cute kittens and perky pigs. They carried on with their lessons as usual but had some creative time to work together in groups to make scarecrows for Mr McGregor’s garden.
Along with traditional favourites from the world of Harry Potter, the Prep school children certainly put their minds to coming up with some unusual choices. It was wonderful to welcome ‘Malala’; Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein put in an appearance along with a raft of Roald Dahl characters. Mr Clifton made a startling Miss Trunchball, with Miss Snell resplendent as Mrs Twit. There were several boys in dresses, including of course, David Walliams’ The Boy in the Dress, and Gangsta Granny. Everyone immersed themselves in their roles in a display of method acting that would have pleased Stanislavsky.
The new school library was the venue for a 'book buffet' where the children were offered a selection of books from different genres to dip in and read, and then write up their impressions of what they had sampled.
Head Mistress, Kirsty Keep, was delighted by the way in which the whole school community embraced the day and commented, "Both boys and girls had an opportunity to reflect on the positive influence of female authors and fictional characters, and had great fun along the way." Following hot on the heels of World Maths Day and coinciding with National Careers Week, it was the perfect reminder of the very best of creative education… with Science Week, World Languages Day and World Poetry Day all still to be celebrated before the Easter holidays begin.