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Schools in and around Lewes, East Sussex?

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Differentname45 Sun 09-Jul-17 09:16:48

We've fallen in love with Lewes and contemplating moving there or its surrounds.

What are the local schools like? Either public or private.

We're a bit hippyish and love creative schools.

Would love to hear any tips!

TheCrowFromBelow Sun 09-Jul-17 09:32:11

Have a look at Lewes New Svhool or Lewes Old Grammar for independent schools
Primary schools are good but generally oversubscribed; an underperforming school and also a local village school are due to close in the near future, so in-year placements will be hard to find.
I looked at moving there 6 years ago and there were no Year 2 spaces, so we decided against it.

LIZS Sun 09-Jul-17 09:40:32

Primary or secondary? Many kids will travel daily to Brighton or Eastbourne for independent secondaries. Bedes is fairly close and focussed on sport and creative arts.

tinypop4 Sun 09-Jul-17 12:07:38

Priory is an excellent state secondary. Lewes Old Grammar is a lovely, creative and welcoming private school from 4-18. You can't go wrong in Lewes. You could also travel to Brighton for Brighton College or
bHHS if you wanted top class Indy secondaries

Differentname45 Sun 09-Jul-17 18:13:04

This is great, thank you!

I'm after primary for now, but secondary later.

Bit worrying that there are no spaces in year though...

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