Hurstpierpoint College 1849-1995: The School by the Downs
Hurstpierpoint College was founded at Shoreham in 1849 and moved to its present buildings in 1853. One of several schools in Sussex founded by Nathaniel Woodard, 'Hurst' was probably the most important and certainly the largest school in Woodard's grand scheme to provide a good Church of England education. Edward Lowe, the School's first headmaster, was one of the Victorian 'giants' among headmasters. His career is remarkable not only for making Hurst a notable public school, but also for his contribution in national educational developments.