Welcome to Battle Abbey School

Upcoming Open Days

Senior Open Day Saturday September 16th 2023 10.00am – 13.00pm. Please register for Senior School Open Day here.

Prep and Nursery Open Day Saturday 23rd September 2023 10.00am – 12.00 noon. You can book your place here.

Sixth Form Open Evening Thursday 12th October 2023 6.30pm – 8.00pm. Please register for the Sixth Form Open Evening here


We are delighted to announce the appointment of Mrs Hannah Blake as the new Head of Battle Abbey School, taking over from David Clark, who will have completed a highly successful decade as Headmaster at the end of this academic year.

Hannah will join Battle Abbey from Ewell Castle School in Surrey, where she was working as Academic Deputy Head. Prior to this, she was Vice Principal at Chelsea Academy.

Hannah brings a wealth of experience having served on four Senior Leadership Teams and taught in six schools across a diverse range of contexts. Hannah said, “I am delighted and honoured to be appointed as Battle Abbey’s next Head. I feel privileged to join such a passionate and dedicated community who clearly have young people’s success at the heart of everything they do. I am looking forward to getting to know the children, parents, staff and governors so we can work together to ensure that Battle Abbey School continues its journey of excellence, and reaches new heights of success.”



Battle Abbey School

“Battle Abbey School, an independent School in East Sussex, is extraordinarily special. A glimpse through its enchanting gatehouse tells you that you are not only in a historically significant place, but also in a school that has an incomparable character. Battle Abbey’s ideal size, wonderful pastoral care, impressive facilities, continuity of education from Nursery to Sixth Form and holistic approach allied to its warm, good humoured and highly supportive working environment make for a very inclusive and unique educational establishment. The School manages to blend traditional values to new, innovative thinking in teaching and learning whilst still providing a wide range of extra-curricular activities and many opportunities to support and serve the local and wider community. It has a proven track record in many curriculum areas and has developed an enviable reputation for adding value academically in a mixed ability setting. Just under 50% of our Sixth Form leavers go on to Oxford, Cambridge or Russell Group Universities.

Battle Abbey’s ethos is highly distinctive and focuses on nurturing a close-knit family atmosphere, encouraging active participation from its students, promoting an international perspective through its boarders and encouraging self-respect, self-confidence and compassion for the needs of others. It is the sort of school where students settle very quickly and contribute willingly and positively whilst developing a genuine pride in their school and a real passion for their learning.

I very much hope that this website gives you at least a flavour of our School and I would urge you to come and visit us if you can and meet our engaging and talented students and staff”.

David Clark – BA, M Phil (Cantab) Battle Abbey School Headmaster

Watch an introduction to Battle Abbey School on the School’s YouTube channel

Watch our School video on Battle Abbey School’s You Tube Channel

Watch Key Stage 3 pupils talk about life at Battle Abbey School

Watch our recent Sixth Form leavers video for a look into Sixth Form life at the Abbey

Take a 3D Tour of the Abbey

If you have any questions about our independent School in East Sussex please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Battle Abbey at a Glance Sept 2022

Don’t take our word for it – here’s what our parents say

Read our review on Muddy Stilettos here

“21st century education in a historic setting!”