Headteachers Welcome

Welcome to Tavistock and Summerhill School, an Independent Co-educational Nursery and Preparatory School in Lindfield, only 4 minutes from the heart of Haywards Heath in West Sussex. 

In the right environment, young children have a happy knack of surprising us! Time after time I have seen shy young people shock their parents as they become actors with great stage presence, sports stars of fearless endeavour or conversationalists of confidence and character way beyond their years.  Tavistock and Summerhill School offers its pupils all these opportunities and more.  Our wide curriculum and the ability to find and nurture an individual's talents, engenders the important self-esteem that has such a positive effect in the classroom.

Tavistock and Summerhill is a Prep School that has an enviable reputation for academic excellence, Individual Learning Plans for every pupil, an analysis of the Learning Style of every pupil, an emphasis on Outdoor Education, and with many opportunities for musical and artistic expression, the school genuinely puts Learning at the Heart of all that we do.

We have a staff team blending experience with enthusiasm.  I am old enough, but at the same time I like to think youthful enough (!) to recognise that important balance of traditional values with a modern approach and that a rigorous curriculum within a safe environment is the key to developing enthusiasm, tempered confidence, sensitivity and responsibility in our young people.

Tavistock and Summerhill is a deliberately small school and a fantastic start to a child’s educational experience. Our Nursery is idyllic, our school is exceptional.  Please do come and see us in action, you will be made very welcome.

Andy Giles, Headmaster M.Ed, BSc., PGCE

Or e-mail us at admissions@tavistockandsummerhill.co.uk for details of our open days or to arrange a private tour.