Greenfields Independent Day and Boarding School

At Greenfields we produce students who are effective, ethical and educated. We aim to arm students with essential knowledge and skills for living, and in particular the ability and confidence to study, understand and apply any subject whatsoever – so that they can successfully follow whatever path they choose in life.

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    Greenfields Independent Day and Boarding School

    “Greenfields Independent Day and Boarding School is an Independent Schools Association school with a Montessori-based Nursery and a Reception class (forming the Early Years Foundation Stage), an Infant and Junior School, and a Senior School including Sixth Form and long and short-term English as a Foreign Language courses.

    Students aged 2 to 18 receive an all-round education for life, using the Cambridge Curriculum from Infants upwards.

    Greenfields utilises a unique study method which ensures children can apply what they learn for use in life – not just to pass examinations. It has a strong moral code and zero tolerance on bullying, drugs and alcohol.

    Fees start from £75 a week. Situated in beautiful grounds, with its adventure playground backing into the Ashdown Forest itself, the school is a safe and inspirational place to learn”.

    Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Boarding and Day

    Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational

    Roll: 72 Boys / / 68 Girls

    Age Range: 2-19 Years

    Founded: 1981

    Location Description

    Rural. Set on the edge of the Ashdown Forest in 25 acres of woodland, south of East Grinstead and yet close to A22.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr Jeff Smith, B.Sc.Eng. A.M.I.Mech.E.

    Contact for enquiries:Ms Helen Jacovetty, Admissions Manager

    Priory Road, Forest Row, East Sussex, RH18 5JD

    Tel: 01342 822189



    The Parents and Toddlers groups and Nursery classes are Montessori based. Facilities for the older pupils include a multi-purpose sports court for tennis and basketball, a music room, science laboratories and a sports field.

    Greenfields has an extensive English as a Foreign Language programme and after they have graduated from EFL, students continue with the Cambridge English Programme to gain certification in the First Certificate in English, followed by the Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English and finally in the Proficiency in English examination, recognised world-wide.

    There are over fifteen clubs and societies ranging from cooking and camping clubs in the Lower School to a choir and Book Club in the Upper School. Drama clubs, a film school and a Young Writers’ Group are among the many activities which take place on a regular basis, indicating the school’s leaning towards the Arts. Greenfields has a unique extra-curricular activity in the form of the Sussex Rock School. Local professional musicians provide individual tuition to students, who often form up into bands or groups during the year.

    The school attributes its success to it utilisation of the discoveries about studying and learning made by Educator and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard. From his investigation into how people learn and the difficulties they encounter in the process he developed methods known as Study Technology, the first subject which actually teaches one how to learn. Study of this gives the opportunity to be confident in that it is possible to pick up and study any subject and be able to apply that knowledge straight away. Greenfields students have that opportunity.



    Day Fees

    Reception – Year 6: £1,400 – £1,700 per term

    Year 7 – Year 11: £3,300 – £4,200 per term

    Years 12 and 13: £4,800 per term

    Boarding Fees

    (Tuition fee to be added to boarding fee)

    Full Boarding: Year 7 – Year 13: £4,950 per term

    Weekday Boarding: Year 7 – Year 13. 5 nights – £4,150 per term


    International Student Fees

    Day fees. 

    Reception – Year 6: £1,850 – £2,100 per term.

    Year 7 – Year 9: £4,125 per term

    Years 10 and 11: 2 year GCSE course: £5,250 per term

    Years 12 and 13: 2 year A Levels course: £6,000 per term

    Boarding Fees

    (Tuition fee to be added to boarding fee)

    Full Boarding Year 7 – Year 13: £4,950 per term

    Weekday Boarding: Year 7 – Year 13. 5 nights – £4,150 per term


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    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Open Morning: Friday 1 Mar 2024 - Time: 1:30 pm

    Open Morning: Please contact our Admissions Manager for further details or to Book your place, email or tel. 01342 822189

    Alternatively, we can also arrange a virtual meeting with our Admissions Manager, Headteacher, or a specific member of staff. You can ask any questions that you have and get a better feel for the school.

    We understand that nothing beats the experience of actually visiting a school, but please feel free to explore Greenfields through our videos, photographs and online magazines.

    We hope to hear from you soon.




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