Worth School

Worth School is beautiful. Already driving into the grounds is quite an experience: lush, green well-groomed lawns, a little lake, and sheep happily grazing on the school's own fields. Then one arrives at this beautiful old manor house, right in the center of the campus. ​​Stunning. Worth School has a strong Catholic-Benedictine affiliation. However, the school is open to pupils from all faiths and atheists. The school is doing well academically, offering A-Levels and the IB and offers a large range of extracurricular activities, especially good football.
Von Bülow Education placed 4 pupils here in 2020.

The Essentials

  • Number of pupils: 600

  • Percentage boarders: 50%

  • Percentage international pupils: 30%

  • Av. class size: senior school: 15 // 6th Form: 10

  • Closest international airport: London Gatwick, 20mins by car

  • Fees per term for 2019/2020: £11,740


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What we think
A really great school that somehow manages to still fly under the radar despite all the great things it has to offer.

The Details

The Academics:

The school offers GCSEs, A-Levels and the IB.

Worth School is doing well academically - and consistently so. In 2019, its GCSE results yielded 50% A*-A/9-7 grades, its A-Levels 28% A grades and an IB average of 35 points.

The school is moderately selective, so decent grades are important for application.

German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Mandarin and Latin on offer.

Boarding:

50% of pupils board. About 30% of boarders are international students.

The 10 boarding houses are modern and some of the best we know. Upper 6th students have single rooms, the rest share with one other pupil.

Worth School has exeat week-ends but they are not compulsory.

Strengths:

Worth is a beautiful school in a beautiful setting. We know few schools with similarly attractive grounds. The location close to central London and the airports Gatwick and Heathrow make Worth especially attractive to international families.

Thanks to its Catholic roots, Worth School is well known for effectively imparting strong values around collective responsiblity, kindness and honesty - and heaven knows, we could do with young adults with these values right now.

Worth School has a very strong music, drama and art. About 50% of pupils learn instruments. The school has several excellent choirs, a good orchestra and an active and competitive modern bands circuit. The school's well-equipped theatre sees at least three major productions a year. The new arts department is beautiful and, judging from our last visit in January, produces some real talent!

Worth School has a strong sports offering with special strengths in cricket, boys and girls football, golf, hockey and tennis.

Weaknesses:

The close proximity to London makes Worth School a popular choice with wealthy Londoners. It has been known that pupils on occasion flaunt their wealth at school.


The Location
Worth School is close to the town Crawley, which is 30 minutes by train from London.

The Address
Worth School
Paddockhurst Rd


England

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