Sussex has many outstanding boarding schools and colleges offering A level and IB Diploma to its students. Sussex is a beautiful county with much to offer its visitors; over half of the county lies in areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with acres of green and pleasant countryside and miles of sunny coastline. Lewes, the county town, is dominated by the imposing Norman castle and barbican, built shortly after the Norman invasion of 1066.
Ardingly College is situated in beautiful countryside in the village Ardingly near Haywards Heath and occupies 250 acre campus; the Sixth Form offers a choice of A Levels and IB courses. The town of Haywards Heath came into being as a result of the coming of the railway to the town and it has grown nonstop ever since; it is the heart of Mid Sussex. Lavant House School for girls was established in 1952, and set in glorious countryside close to Chichester. The lovely city of Chichester has many fine historic buildings; it is the county town of West Sussex and one of the UK's finest smaller Cathedral cities. Its plan and walls date from the Roman occupation and it has splendid examples of late 18th and early 19th century architecture. Hurstpierpoint College, founded 1849, is located just to the north of the village of Hurstpierpoint in the lee of the South Downs. From September 2011, College will be offering its students to choose between A Levels and the IB Diploma.
Greenfields School is situated in the heart of the Ashdown Forest near to East Grinstead; it is a relatively new school at 28 years old and continues to expand. The town of East Grinstead is on the edge of Ashdown Forest at the very east of the county and only 30 miles from London, it has a High Street with the longest continuous run of 14th century timber-framed buildings in England.
Lancing College, one of the leading colleges, was founded in 1848 by the Revd N. Woodard. The College is based in 550 acres of countryside near the village of Lancing, west of the city of Brighton. Brighton College, founded in1845, was the first public school to be founded in Sussex; it occupies a large site in the east of the city of Brighton. Roedean School for girls is set in a stunning location just on the eastern edge of Brighton, overlooking the English Channel. Brighton is a sparkling, stylish and very special city by the sea and has been a fashionable seaside resort since the 18th century. Newlands Manor School is located in the coastal town of Seaford, between Brighton and Eastbourne, in the famous South Downs area of outstanding natural beauty.
Eastbourne College was founded by the Seventh Duke of Devonshire and other prominent Eastbourne citizens in 1867. An attractive holiday seaside resort town of Eastbourne is an ideal location for a boarding school, offering as it does a wide range of attractions. The College is situated on the western tip of the town, a block or two from the sea and ten minutes' walk from the town centre. Moira House School for girls is set within 15 acres of attractively landscaped grounds, on the outskirts of Eastbourne. The School campus was established on its present site nearly 120 years ago, and from its hillside location enjoys wonderful views over the town and sea.
Battle Abbey School is a thriving co-educational school located in the historic market town of Battle, near Hastings, and set in the stunning surroundings of abbey overlooking the famous 1066 Battlefield. The coastal town of Hastings is famous through its connection with the Norman Conquest of England. It was, for centuries, an important fishing port, and then a seaside resort.
Seaford College is a small, friendly co-educational school, situated in an unrivalled position in the heart of West Sussex near a lovely small town of Petworth. St Leonards-Mayfield School, a leading independent Catholic school for girls, is set in the picturesque village of Mayfield on the border between the counties of East Sussex and Kent. Nearest town is Tunbridge Wells in Kent.