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
Type: Day & Boarding
Religious Affiliation: Interdenominational
Roll: 72 Boys / / 68 Girls
Age Range: 2-19 Years
Rural. Set on the edge of the Ashdown Forest in eleven 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 schools 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.
2020/2021. From £75 per week.
Per Term. Day £1,160-£4080 Boarding £6,700-£8,470
All visits are welcome, please contact the school
Due to the current situation we are unable to offer tours of the interior of the school, however we are now able to do tours of the exterior of the school, whilst maintaining social distancing. Please contact our Admissions Manager for further details, email admissions@
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 hope to hear from you soon.
What’s been happening at the School?All posts by Greenfields Independent Day and Boarding School
Pumpkin Competition – Greenfields School
The Senior School had a Pumpkin Competition. Students carved, painted and/or dressed up their pumpkin and brought them in to school to enter the competition. Students donated towards the PTA to dress up and compete in the competition. All the designs were different and all the students were very creative. The winner was Amy Guy...Read more
The Creative Arts at Greenfields...
The creative arts lie at the core of Greenfields – we have a particular focus on encouraging students to demonstrate strong creative skills in writing, art, drama, dance and music. It’s possible to have academic accomplishments side by side with artistic endeavour. From age 2 years old, children are introduced to all forms of art...Read more
Is your Child Getting the...
Years 10 and 11 are the crucial years for most children. The outcome of this two year period may determine what will happen in the rest of their lives. What they need now is support and guidance from experienced hands. Greenfields Upper Seniors: covers ages 14 to 16, Years 10 and 11 teaches all key subjects...Read more
Does your Child Need more...
Years 7 to 9 can be a critical time for children and parents. These early teenage years can be the make-break point of a child’s education, academically and socially, but school can help rather than hinder. Greenfields Lower Seniors: covers ages 11 to 13, Years 7, 8 and 9 produces a rounded education by teaching...Read more
Greenfields Unique Study Methods and...
Being aware of the powerful workability of the Study Technology* used by the School clearly gives us a responsibility for the correct application of it to our students. But how is this done with younger children? How is this technology applied to a 10 year old in, say, Maths? There is not a teacher alive who...Read more
New School Prospectus – Greenfields...
I am very pleased to let you know that we have a brand new Greenfields Prospectus available and within it we have the Aims and Ethos of the school which I am sure you would like to see again. You can view it by clicking on the photo. It is also available to download on the...Read more
What our senior school offers...
Whether your child is currently in the Senior School, moving into Year 7, still in the Infant & Junior School or you are looking at moving them to Greenfields, we wanted to provide you with some key information about what the Senior School has to offer for your child. Our learning approach: In our...Read more
Concerned About Your Child’s Early...
The needs of a two-year-old are not the same as those of a three-year-old or a child who is almost four and who is reaching for more than they are being offered. Skills, talents, and individual abilities need to be spotted and cultivated as early as possible and in an environment which doesn’t ‘drown’ them....Read more
School magazines – Greenfields School
To view Greenfields school magazines, please click HERERead more
Greenfields School – Prince William...
The latest Senior School Prince William Award session was all about working together as a team in an adverse environment...Read more
Greenfields – Short Term English...
Looking for a great value summer school in England? Then look no further! Greenfields Summer School dates: Week 1 – Tuesday 23rd July – Sunday 28th July Week 2 – Sunday 28th July – Sunday 4th August Week 3 – Sunday 4th August – Sunday 11th August Week 4 – Sunday 11th August – Sunday...Read more
MAYOR OF EAST GRINSTEAD OPENS...
The Mayor of East Grinstead, Councillor Rex Whittaker, has opened a new building at Greenfields School. The facility consists of an impressive 2000 square feet of four state-of-the-art classrooms and an office space. The new classrooms have been assigned for the teaching of English as a Second Language, Spanish, History, Geography and Cambridge English. The...Read more