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Happy and Successful

“Pupils are well educated, achieving the school’s aim that they should be happy and successful. Pupils of all ages, including those in the Sixth Form, display excellent levels of knowledge, understanding and skill across all; subject and activities” (Independent Schools Inspectorate 2014)

Academic Achievement

Wherever you turn you see the evidence of enthusiastic learners and teachers. The quality of the girls’ educational experience is at the core of everything we do.

The standard of academic achievement at Burgess Hill Girls is excellent and the ‘value added’ as measured by Durham University’s Centre of Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) is something of which we are extremely proud. Using baseline data gathered as the pupils join the Senior School in Year 7, GCSE performance of each pupil is, on average, more than one and a half grades higher per subject than would be expected from pupils of similar ability. This regularly places Burgess Hill Girls in the top 1-2% of the schools using CEM statistics.

The data confirms what we see daily; that the girls thrive in this environment and exceed all expectations, giving them the confidence and foundation for a successful future.

Programme of study

The academic curriculum is kept under review and we value the independence we have to build a programme of study that we believe will support your daughter in building a strong portfolio of qualifications, and equip her with the best possible foundation for her future whichever path she takes.

Alongside strength in core subjects, your daughter will benefit from our commitment to sport and the creative and expressive arts. Your daughter will develop her independent learning skills whilst continuing to build her general knowledge through a rich variety of courses designed to encourage curiosity and feed her enthusiasm for learning. In Year 9, as she approaches the time to choose her options for GCSE, she will be given advice and guidance on making decisions that will keep her options open for the future.

Careers Events

Careers events aimed at raising the aspirations of girls are supported by successful female role models from a range of careers and links with local businesses.


In Years 10 and 11 your daughter will follow a programme of nine GCSEs and International GCSEs (IGCSE) from a wide choice of subjects. Further qualifications are available through timetabled enrichment sessions in Chinese, further Mathematics, Greek, the Higher Project Qualification and Statistics.

Academic Success

“This is a school this is rightly proud of its pupils and what they achieve as individuals. Things like academic success naturally follow but the school does not chase statistics.” (Parent)


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