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Welcome to Hurst Prep School

Hurst Prep & Pre-Prep is a co-educational, day school for pupils from 4 – 13 years. It is a place of learning; a place where children feel secure, a place where they are nurtured, known and valued.

At the very heart of a Hurst Prep education lies the achievement of academic fulfilment. Our children are encouraged to strive to be the best that they can be academically, and in every other way. They are valued for their own endeavours and achievement in an ethos where personal bests count and are celebrated.

Every child is challenged to reach his or her potential and every child is encouraged and supported as their path through Hurst Prep unfolds before them; for our youngest children this will be from Reception in our Pre-Prep department, for others it will be through Years 3 to 8 or through Years 7 and 8, as they all prepare for their future Senior School life.

We also offer our children many opportunities to enrich their lives further through a wide range of stimulating creative, sporting and cultural experiences. These enable our children to discover their strengths and talents in the safety of a supportive, loving community.

We share the College’s beautiful, safe and superbly equipped campus and the opportunities we offer are simply outstanding. Add the busy and focused rhythm of Prep School life and the shared experiences of our close community and you have a very special environment in which children grow and develop.

I do hope that you will come and visit the school; I would be delighted to meet you and your family, show you the school and answer any questions you may have.

Ian Pattison, Head of Hurstpierpoint College Prep & Pre-Prep School




Hurst 2013 - a viewpoint:

"My child is very happy, feels challenged but not overwhelmed. Pastoral care is excellent. Thank you."
Parent of child in Year 8