A warm welcome to Firle Church of England Primary School

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The beautiful village of Firle is nestled at the foot of Firle Beacon in the South Downs. Firle is Anglo-Saxon for "oak - covered land", and in 1496 it became the site of Firle Place, seat of the Gage family, Norman barons who came over with William the Conqueror in 1066.

Firle Place is still home to the Gages, and the village is also home to a popular pub, shop, several businesses and our school.

Our School

Ours is a small Church of England primary school, which has been educating children since 1845. Housed in the original building shown above, with mobile classrooms, the school has extensive grounds and access to a local Nature Reserve, allotments and the South Downs. Dedicated staff, supportive parents, a vibrant community and, of course, fantastic children combine to make ours a successful school and enable us to implement our philosophy.

We are a small family orientated school nestling at the base of the South Downs near Lewes.

We pride ourselves in providing an outstanding learning experience where the children feel safe, respected, happy and are at the heart of everything we do.

We offer an exciting, creative and irresistible curriculum based on Christian values which embraces local opportunities and treasures. We have a great staff team who are dedicated to all our children achieving their true potential.

We believe in creating a learning community where the whole child develops a confidence and thirst for lifelong learning. We have high aspirations for all our children and believe in an ever changing world attributes of self confidence, independence, problem solving, resilience and collaboration are key skills to be fostered.

We continually strive to ensure good communication and are committed to working in partnership with all our families.

It is a fabulous school – with its greatest asset being the children who are highly motivated, enthusiastic and really involved in their learning.

We hope you have enjoyed exploring our website and warmly invite you to come and visit our lovely school soon.