Burgess Hill Girls is located close to Burgess Hill train station which is easily accessible by both local and international students. There are dedicated mini-buses that collect students from outlying areas including Worthing, Washington, Lewes, Horsham, East Grinstead, Crawley, and Brighton.
Burgess Hill Girls was established in response to local demand from parents in the year 1906. It was inaugurated under the guidance of Miss Beatrice Goode and her sisters Patricia and Ada with an aim to impart quality education to girls’ equivalent to what boys were receiving at that time. The school initially embraced the PNEU system of schooling which was set up by Charlotte Mason.
Burgess Hill Girls has flourished over the years and has succeeded in imparting education par excellence. This institution has never failed to consider the changing requirements of society as well as the needs of the students. The school has consistently maintained its position as one of the highest ranking schools in Sussex. The new teaching blocks and an addition of 14 acres to the school site are indicative of the journey that the school has undertaken towards outstanding academic performance, innovation, and development.
Burgess Hill Girls is faithful to its values of leadership and innovation in education, and committed to single-sex education, to empower the girls to become successful, confident and develop a sense of moral responsibility to society.
The curriculum at Burgess Hill Girls is much about embracing the future, and it includes a wide range of subjects such as art, design and technology, english, drama, languages and classics, maths, science and computing, music, social sciences and sport. The main aim is to offer an outstanding academic education to inspire the students to excel.
Burgess Hill Girls has achieved success because they have learnt to push boundaries and convention at a tender age. The academic curriculum is focused on encouraging the girls to aim high and to be willing to take risks and to embrace change, to ensure they are fully prepared for the future.
All girls leaving the school are well-informed about choosing their desired career path and being fully prepared for it. Careers guidance is offered to all the students and formal careers advice is offered in the Senior School. Careers-focused events are also organized to encouraging the girls to develop their communication and networking skills.
Apart from the academic focus, Burgess Hill Girls believes in offering unique experiences to the students. A wide range of opportunities in music, sports and drama are offered so girls can hone their talents. Other extracurricular activities include horse riding, photography, jewellery making, and many others.