Eastbourne College

Eastbourne College


Type: Day / Boarding / Co-ed
Age Range: 13-18
Head's Name: Tom Lawson
Address: Headmaster's House
Old Wish Road
East Sussex
BN21 4JX
United Kingdom
Phone: 01323 452300
Website: www.eastbourne-college.co.uk
Division: South East

School Profile

Eastbourne College was founded by the Seventh Duke of Devonshire and other prominent Eastbourne citizens in 1867. For a hundred years, as a school for boys, it was proud to educate, amongst many successful old pupils, two VCs, a Nobel prize-winner, a President of the Royal Academy, and a Lord Mayor of London. In 1969 it was one of the first HMC schools to welcome girls into the sixth form. Now girls of all ages make up over 40% of the school.

The seaside town of Eastbourne is an ideal location for a boarding school, offering as it does a wide range of attractions. The College is situated on the western tip of the town, a block or two from the sea and ten minutes\' walk from the town centre, with its main-line trains to London Victoria, and from the Downs.

The College Chapel was built in 1870 and today plays an important part in the community. There is a full-time chaplain who plays a significant part in both the teaching and pastoral sides of school life. The choir has a serious musical reputation and sings regularly, not only at chapel services but also annually at Chichester and Winchester cathedrals.

We believe the key values of participation, the pursuit of excellence, integrity, courtesy and kindness form the bedrock upon which every child’s education should stand, providing young people with the wherewithal to flourish both at school and beyond.

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