In 1856 The Earl of Abergavenny, who owned nearly all the land in the parish, gave a site and £50 towards the building of a parochial school, the entire cost was something short of £150. The school was built upon the plan of the National School at Eastbourne. The school was not opened as a day school until 6th April 1859 "as competent mistresses are scarce – besides which our funds are very limited" (from old parish diary).
The school was placed under Government Inspection to enable a captivation grant to be secured. The parents were at this time, asked to pay 2d per week for the first two children and 1d per week for others. This had to be paid on Monday morning and no credit was allowed.
The school prospered with about 50 children from the village and the surrounding farms and also had a thriving night school. The school now has aided status, with the governors retaining responsibility for the buildings and staff, and has continued to develop through the years. The school was extended last year.