Executive Head’s Welcome

Greenfields Independent Day & Boarding School is a unique place set on the edge of the Ashdown Forest in its own eleven acres of woodland.

Greenfields is a private, independent school, which accepts and welcomes children from all over the world and employs staff of all races, religious denominations and creeds.

Visitors regularly comment on the distinctive atmosphere here, the uncommon bond which exists between students and between teachers and students. Every class at Greenfields Independent Day & Boarding School is small enough for any teacher to be able to hold each student’s progress accurately in his or her mind’s eye – and every year, new students arrive and are assimilated into this “family”– this is the group where Juniors and Seniors play football together, where students from Year 7 hang out with students from Year 11, where everyone knows everyone else by name.

Boarding is one big family, with students from all over the world usually getting on with what needs to be done almost spontaneously.

We provide this friendly, caring and safe environment but the most important factor in our success is our method of study, which ensures that children really understand and can therefore use the information they study. The intention is to add value to their educational experience.

While they are at school, we expect students, international and local, to take an active role in the school’s life, to endeavour to change conditions around them for the better and to set a good example for others. I am confident that you will find something really special here at Greenfields Independent Day & Boarding School, and I look forward to showing you more and to answering any questions relating to your child’s educational development.


Jeff Smith
Executive Head