Burgess Hill Girls
What is Burgess Hill School like?
Originallly founded in 1906 by Miss Beatrice Goode (Head 1906-1938) as a result of local demand from parents. Miss Beatrice Goode, along with her sisters Ada and Patricia, aimed to give girls an education equal to that of boys.
Now that original motive exceeds all expectations, Burgess Hill Girls providing an ambitious academic education that enables students to excel and to become leaders of the future. Although non-selctive, the school does extremely well academically, achieving better results than many other academically selective schools. The School focuses on developing bold, inquisitive and creative girls by providing a supportive and stimulating environment. They balance a stress-free academic achievement, success in sport, and the creative and performing arts with exceptional pastoral care that harnesses a forward-thinking, unpretentious, ‘can-do’ attitude. The aim of the school is to equip Girls to lead a fulfilled and productive adult life in a rapidly changing world.
The majority of Sixth Form leavers go on to higher education, studying a wide range of courses; from medicine, accounting and law to animation, robotics and aeronautics. Oxford, Cambridge and other Russell Group Universities are popular destinations for students, but the school always works closely with individuals to explore more diverse options which might result in a better fit, including alternative career pathways such as school leaver programmes and apprenticeships.
Would Burgess Hill School be a good fit for my child?
Burgess Hill Girls has a real sense of community in all that it does and stands for. The relationships formed between students and their teachers, across the whole school, have a unique feeling of warmth and friendliness with a real sense of purpose whatever the event or activity they may be involved in.
Burgess Hill Girls Senior School provides a varied and extensive range of co-curricular activities, trips and opportunities. Emphasis is made on the development of life skills, as well as adding stimulation and enjoyment beyond the taught curriculum. The school ensures that young people are given the chance to be successful in as broad a range of areas as possible, and to feel a sense of pride in their achievements.