Amberley CE First School caters for children between the ages of 4 and 10, Reception to year 5.
The school was founded in 1936 and remains today a small, happy and lively place with a homely feel. The large fields surrounding the school building scattered with wooden adventure play area, picnic tables and more recently a pond and wildlife area and allotment, take full advantage of the glorious location in which it sits, nestled in the heart of the South Downs.
Amberley School and St James School
Amberley School is part of a Collaboration with St James School in Coldwaltham. This means that the two schools share a Head Teacher who divides her time equally between the two schools. This is a new arrangement that started in January 2005. The positive benefits of the collaboration have been to preserve the atmosphere and ethos of the village school whilst broadening educational opportunities and experiences fro each child. Sharing resources, capitalising on staff expertise and combining pupil and community activities have all helped increase the availability of after school activities and clubs, visitor and facilities for arts weeks and provided a broader base for social contact with a larger peer group.