Aerial view of West Sussex prep school Sompting Abbotts. Sompting Abbotts Preparatory School is an independent school near Steyning, Worthing and Hove. Sompting Abbotts Preparatory School is a private school near Worthing, located in the South Downs National Park. Sompting Abbotts Preparatory School grounds and parkland estate is 30 acres and includes a heated swimming pool, tennis courts, playing fields, flower gardens and wooded areas. The school uses its woods for forest-school activities. Sompting Abbotts House is the Main School and was built in 1856 in Neo-Gothic style and designed by the celebrated architect Philip Charles Hardwick. Sompting Abbots Preparatory School is a Sussex prep school for girls and boys aged 2 to 13 years.