Headmaster’s Welcome

Welcome to the Vinehall website, which will give you a flavour of the outstanding education our prep school has to offer to boys and girls aged between 2 and 13.

Within an unrivalled setting in the East Sussex countryside, our children enjoy much freedom to explore our expansive grounds, to benefit from the simply outstanding facilities and to discover life for themselves.

Children come first at Vinehall. We believe that in providing a wide range of opportunities we can allow our children to achieve success, instilling in them a strong sense of purpose and self-confidence. Our staff and parents work together to create a warm and thriving community, where kindness and tolerance towards others are leading values.  The School’s ethos is encapsulated in our motto, ‘to do our best for the benefit of others’.

Vinehall always has great academic ambitions for our children. These high expectations are supported by dedicated teachers who inspire the children to work with enthusiasm and enjoyment in preparation for their senior schools and beyond.

It is our aim that Vinehall children will possess not only a love for learning but also the resilience to overcome any challenges that lie ahead. In this ever changing world, our warm family environment allows children to remain children for as long as possible.

If you have not already visited us, please do so. I feel privileged to be the headmaster of Vinehall and my wife, Liz, and I very much look forward to meeting you so that we can give you a taste of the incredible atmosphere at first hand.

Joff Powis
Headmaster

Powis Family