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What’s it like?

The vibrant town of Horsham offers residents and visitors a cultural mix of heritage and state-of-the-art attractions. At its heart, the bustling Carfax is alive with regular markets, bandstand entertainment and an assortment of enticing shops. Nearby you can find the serenity of the Causeway, home to the historic museum, art gallery and a treasure trove of 17th century properties.

Around the corner, Horsham’s multi-million pound transformation of Piries Place houses a contemporary Everyman cinema, the reputable White Brasserie Company and impressive high-quality shopping. Familiar high-street and independent retailers can be found in the convenient Swan Walk Centre. Fine-dining and 5-star spa hotels, pubs, delicatessen, bakeries, ample parking facilities and a choice of supermarkets are at hand in and around Horsham, serving the lifestyle needs of the whole family.

Horsham has an exceptional choice of schools in the area, with high Ofsted ratings and Collyer’s College is a short walk from the town centre.

Community facilities are in abundance with a well-stocked library and an array of leisure activities including rugby, football, cricket, gymnastics, dance and martial arts. Golfers have a choice of local courses and driving range, and Horsham joggers have a welcoming club.

For family fun, Horsham Park has significant attractions with a wildlife pond, swimming pools, tennis courts, café, aerial adventure, seasonal events and nature gardens. The Downs Link offers inviting opportunities for scenic family walks and keen cyclists. As a commuter town serving London, Gatwick and the South Coast, there are direct train links to all central and rural locations.




Destination How long How often Changes
London Victoria 55 mins to 1h25 every 10-20 mins direct
East Croydon 35 mins to 1h every 10-20 mins direct
Gatwick Airport 25 to 35 mins every 10-20 mins direct or 1 change
London Bridge 1h to 1h15 every 20 minutes direct or 1
or 2 changes
Brighton about 55 mins every 15-20 mins 1 change at
Three Bridges

This information is a guide only, and not intended to be a timetable! Times shown are at peak times. Please check for exact times. Source:


Schools rated as 'good' or 'outstanding', within 3 miles of the centre of Horsham include:

Primary School teacher and children

Primary Schools

  • St Mary's CofE (Aided) Primary School
  • St John's Catholic Primary School
  • Arunside School, Horsham
  • Trafalgar Community Infant School
  • Kingslea Primary School
  • Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School
  • North Heath Community Primary School
  • Heron Way Primary School
  • Littlehaven Infant School
  • Holbrook
  • St Robert Southwell Catholic, 
  • Leechpool, Greenway Academy, 
  • All Saints CofE, 
  • Castlewood
  • Southwater Academy
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Secondary teacher teaching students

Secondary Schools

  • Millais School
  • The Forest School
  • Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School
  • Tanbridge House School
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College students

16 - 18

  • Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee School
  • Collyer's College
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This schools information is intended as a guide only and is subject to change.
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Clubs and societies in Horsham

We have some great clubs and societies here in Horsham.
Here is a selection. If we have missed yours please email us

  • Horsham Rugby Club
  • Horsham Football Club
  • Horsham Running Club
  • Horsham Cycling Club
  • Horsham Cricket Club
  • Horsham Society
  • Rotary Club of Horsham
  • Horsham Horticultural Society Horsham Bridge Club
  • Horsham in Bloom
  • Horsham Astronomy Group
  • Horsham District Council Health Walks
  • Horsham Cricket & Sports Club

Major employers

  • Royal & Sun Alliance / More Th>n
  • Lifestyle Europe Holdings Ltd
  • RSPCA Headquarters
  • Southdown Housing Association
  • Christ's Hospital School
  • Minster Cleaners Services
  • Kates Cakes
  • A J Walter Aviation Ltd
  • Trend Control Systems Ltd
  • Steyning Grammar School
  • Sony DADC UK Ltd
  • Enterprise Services Group
  • Pavilions in the Park
  • Tesla Engineering Ltd
  • Paula Rosa Kitchens
  • Fisher Clinical Services UK Ltd
  • Damovo UK Ltd
  • Saxon Weald
  • Sussex Health Care
  • Thakeham Mushrooms
  • JVM Equipment Ltd
  • Creative Assembly

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