Slindon College

Slindon College is an independent day and boarding school for boys aged 8-18. Set in the historic Slindon House, located in the South Downs National Park we provide a stimulating, broad and balanced educational experience for boys of all academic abilities.

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    Slindon College

    Outstanding transformative education and pastoral care

    The College provides outstanding transformative education and pastoral care for boys who thrive in a specialist learning environment. The impact of our stimulating surroundings provides a meaningful setting for a broad and balanced educational experience.

    Slindon College is a centre of excellence for moderate learning difficulties. The College adopts a holistic approach to learning support so that class teachers and specialist staff work together for the benefit of pupils who require individual support. We support a wide range of Specific Learning Difficulties (SLD) including Autism Spectrum Disorder.

    We have the skills, experience and resources to provide a comprehensive support package, tailored to the needs of your son.

    Category: Preparatory, Senior, Sixth Form

    Pupils: Boys

    Type: Day & Boarding

    Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational

    Roll: 82 Boys / -0 Girls

    Day pupils: 81

    Boarder Number: 12

    Age Range: 8-18 Years

    Founded: 1973

    Location Description

    Slindon College is situated in the heart of West Sussex in the small village of Slindon.

    5 miles from the historic town of Arundel

    8 miles east of Chichester

    10 miles west of Worthing.

    Approximately 50 mins travel time from London Gatwick

    Approximately 90 mins travel time from London Heathrow

    Our nearest train station is Barnham with direct links to London Victoria.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Mr Mark Birkbeck

    Contact for enquiries:Ms Mandy Martin, Admissions Officer

    Slindon House, Top Road, Slindon, Arundel, West Sussex

    Tel: 01243 814320



    Slindon College is categorised as a Learning Support Centre (LSC) with CReSTeD (Council for the Registration of Schools Teaching Dyslexics) accreditation.

    We teach around 75 to 90 boys in small, individualised classes that are highly bespoke to meet each pupils’ needs. Our 1:5 teacher to pupil ratio, with Learning Support Assistants in most classes, means students are given the individual attention and support they require.

    Slindon College facilities include a Design Centre, horticulture department, Food technology room, IT suite, Science labs, heated outdoor swimming pool, floodlit hardcourt, extensive playing fields, fitness room and small farmyard with woodland area and Forest School.


    Some bursaries are available.

    Entrance Requirements

    Following an informal chat with our Admissions Officer to assess suitability we will request copies of reports and references from the applicants’ current school. Upon review of the information we may offer pupils and parents a tour of the College where they can meet the Headmaster and Lead SENCo. The College is nonselective and prospective pupils can apply throughout the year.



    Day Pupils Termly Fee, £7,265

    Boarding Pupils Termly Fee, £10,760


    Good School’s Guide, ISA, CReSTeD, BSA and NASEN



    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Open Morning: Saturday 25 Sep 2021 - Time: 9:30 am

    Open Morning: Saturday 12 Mar 2022 - Time: 9:30 am

    Open Mornings are a great way to see our beautifully located day and boarding School in West Sussex.

    We are asking for all parents to register their interest.

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    • GCSE & A Level Exam...

      Slindon College is proud to announce another excellent year of examination results by our pupils in a year of unprecedented disruption and challenges to their studies. These results reflect a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication in very difficult circumstances. ​For our Year 11, 63% gained 5 or more passes at GCSE Level 4...

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    • Success in the ISA London...

      ISA (Independent Schools' Association) Arts offers national competitions and annual events that give pupils and schools the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents and participate against other schools encouraging the pupils’ confidence and creativity. We are absolutely delighted to announce that Yr 9 pupil, Ben R. was awarded the winner of the ISA Art Competition (London South) for Key Stage...

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    • A splashing effort for Slindon...

      The weather was glorious for Slindon College's annual inter-House swimming gala and our boys showed fantastic effort! This traditional whole school event pitted our Houses; Cowdray, Norfolk, Richmond and Sussex, against each other in various aquatic races! The very successful day was organised by Mr Muir, our PE teacher. Slindon's swimming gala took place the Friday before...

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    • Success at Goodwood Motor Circuit...

      A massive congratulations to Slindon College Greenpower team on their success at Goodwood Motor Circuit! At Slindon College, we take part in Greenpower! Inspiring young people to excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths through a unique challenge: to design, build and race an electric car. Greenpower Education Trust is a UK based charity with...

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    • The waterpump that Slindon College...

      Our relationship with AquAid and The Africa Trust has enabled a water pump to be built in Zimbabwe. The watercooler at Slindon College is from AquAid Water Coolers and through them, the College was able to donate to The Africa Trust charity who use the funds to build water pumps called ‘Elephant Pumps’. The pumps are a modified version...

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    • Summary of Remote Learning during...

      Whilst the first term of 2021 hasn’t started the way Slindon College would’ve hoped it hasn’t stopped our dedicated pupils from getting stuck into their remote learning online. You can find regular updates on Slindon College Remote Learning via our Facebook and Instagram pages. Each week the College has been using one House Time for a...

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    • Remote Learning Round-up – Slindon...

      Whilst the first term of 2021 hasn’t started the way we would’ve hoped it hasn’t stopped our dedicated pupils from getting stuck into their remote learning. You can view the video snapshot of some of the activities our pupils have been up to on our Instagram ... In Design Technology Year 7 pupils designed eye-catching...

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    • FUN-draising for Movember Charity at...

      To raise fund for Movember Charity, Slindon College encouraged its pupils to create and wear a fake beard for the day. Teachers also got involved: Head of Cowdray House and PE Teacher, Mr Belcher had his own beard sprayed pink! You can watch the video on Slindon College's Facebook page. The College raised over £200...

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    • Proudly #UnitedAgainstBullying – Slindon College

      Pupils and teachers wore odd socks last week for Anti-Bullying Week! Each House made a short presentation in Friday's assembly. It was streamed from various classrooms with readings, recorded music and displays created by each of the College's Houses. The message behind Odd Socks day is to encourage people to express themselves. To celebrate their individuality...

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    • Inter-House sports event at Slindon...

      At the end of last half term, Slindon College took to the open air for an epic whole school, Inter-House Sports event to celebrate the opening of our new Mountain Bike track; a new addition in 2020 to our incredible grounds situated within the South Downs National Park. The students raced around the track before...

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    • Slindon College is helping to...

      The watercooler at Slindon College has enabled the College to give to charity and help build a water pump in Africa. At Slindon College, we are aware that keeping our children and staff hydrated will aid them to perform at their very best throughout the day. As a result, we decided to invest in a watercooler from AquAid. Our...

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    • Slindon College lights up red...

      In support of Dyslexia Awareness last week, Slindon College was lit up red to show solidarity for the #GoRedforDyslexia campaign....

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    • 100% Success in LAMDA Drama...

      A huge achievement for our budding young actors whose LAMDA Drama results were the best yet at Slindon College! Slindon College pupils took part in LAMDA performance examinations at Haywards Heath Exam Centre in 2020. LAMDA Drama was one of the only practical exams that was completed as it normally would be prior to social distancing, and prior to the country...

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    • Congratulations to GCSE & A-Level...

      This year, 66% of our boys obtained 5 or more passes in GCSE. Slindon College Sixth Form students have gained 100% passes at A Level, AS Level and BTEC Level 3. Despite national news reports concerning schools across the UK, the exam board decided to accept all grades awarded by Slindon College, without any changes....

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    • English Department Launch ‘Teacher Tales’...

      The English Department: Miss Gregory, Mrs Bull & Mrs Coffey have launched 'Teacher Tales,' a  series that hosts some of the best short stories and rhymes ever written, read out loud by teachers from the College. The stories, updated daily are now live on our Slindon College Google Classroom. You and your children can access these at any time from the dedicated Google Classroom page, by...

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    • Slindon College – Logan cycles...

      At Slindon College, we know how important it is to encourage our students, and to not only celebrate their achievements inside school, but outside of school too! We are very proud of our Primary student Logan Morris, who cycled 19 miles along the seafront to raise funds for the RNLI. Through determination brought on by his...

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    • Slindon College – GCSE Photography...

      A huge congratulations to the talented Ben Simons, whose GCSE Photography piece has been personally selected for pride of place in the Headmasters office. The piece was initially created from a photogram, produced in the schools unique darkroom facility. The piece was then colourised using Photoshop and laser printed on banner paper.

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    • Slindon College – Green Day...

      One of our most recent cross curricular event was the highly successful Green Day! Following in the footsteps of our French Day, Pi Day, Moon Day and yearly World Book Day. This event saw the whole school come together for a series of eco themed workshops that took place throughout the day, organised by our head of Greenpower and Design...

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