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An independent school in Lindfield, West Sussex for girls and boys from age 2½ - 13 years.

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Welcome to Great Walstead


Mr Chris Calvey, Head

“At Great Walstead our vision is simple, we want to ensure all of our children become independent and engaged learners who see challenges not as problems, but as opportunities.”

Excellent academic achievement
Outdoor Education
10 minutes to train station
Wrap Around Care
High success rates to preferred senior schools
Inspiring surroundings
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Our Independent school, Sussex


We believe children learn best when they’re happy. That’s why everything we do is designed to stimulate your child’s development by giving them the space to explore, learn and play.

Don’t just take our word for it though, watch our ‘School Life’ video featuring our pupils and teachers from our Prep School to find out why they love being at Great Walstead.

A location like no other in Lindfield, West Sussex...


Located in an area steeped in history and architectural heritage, our independent school is just a short hop from the beautiful Sussex village of Lindfield. Handily, we're also ideally located for excellent transport links:

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A location like no other in Lindfield, West Sussex...


Located in an area steeped in history and architectural heritage, our independent school is just a short hop from the beautiful Sussex village of Lindfield. Handily, we're also ideally located for excellent transport links:

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Great Walstead is about so much more than simply what happens inside the classroom, and this is the perfect place to discover just what else we get up to. Read more

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Years 2-4 treated us to a wonderful Poetry Festival this morning, with some fantastic individual and class performances. We were…

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The girls had a fantastic time on their Netball and Hockey Tour to South Africa!  Agility drills, tournament matches and…

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Our Pre-Prep children had an exciting visit from 'Le Salon du Chocolat' for a chocolate workshop, so we have been…

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‘Little Mouse’s Big Book of Fears’ is an extraordinary picture book filled with beautiful sketches and surprise treats, in which…

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Sensory play dough is always a great hit with our Nursery children! One of our favourites, 'Gingerbread Play Dough', is…

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'My Heart' by Corinna Luyken explores childhood emotions and living with kindness and empathy, through rhyming verse and beautiful artwork.

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The ‘Book of Mistakes’ by Corinna Luyken features a series of illustrations which demonstrate the creative process and the way…

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Our Headmaster, Chris Calvey explores the balancing act of meeting academic rigour whilst maintaining pupils’ excitement and enthusiasm.

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We loved showing Muddy Stilettos round our school, and it seems they loved it too. Read their review here.  

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Good luck to our talented actors and actresses for their performances of Aladdin! Everyone has been working incredibly hard and…

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As part of their eco activities this year, the juniors have been making ecobricks out of non-recyclable single use plastics.…

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Pi Day is on Saturday so we spent today celebrating! Year 6 experimented with bubbles to find the circumference of…

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Year 3 pupil C. Howard will be running the Brighton Marathon Mini Mile on 18th April to raise money for…