Eastbourne College

Eastbourne College

Type: Day / Boarding / Co-ed
Age Range: 13-18
Head's Name: Tom Lawson
Address: Old Wish Road
East Sussex
BN21 4JY
United Kingdom
Phone: 01323 452320
Website: www.eastbourne-college.co.uk
Division: South East

School Profile

A unique location for a British boarding school education

There are not many top independent schools in Britain where you can take a six-minute stroll and find yourself on the doorstep of a national park, an international tennis venue, a county cricket ground, two challenging golf courses, award-winning beaches, theatres, a modern art gallery, a brand new shopping centre (with cinema) and a mainline station to London (85 minutes), London Gatwick Airport (55 minutes) and Ashford International (direct trains to Paris).

Eastbourne College 204Founded over 150 years ago, today Eastbourne College reaches out like never before, connecting its boarding and day pupils with the raft of opportunities that abound within a few hundred metres of the school; and beyond. The College's learning environment is second to none thanks to its £33 million Project 150 development, an outstanding, supportive house system, and a timetable which optimises educational contact time, provides an engaging programme of guided optional Saturday morning enrichment sessions, and promotes a busy calendar of competitive sport and time for socialising.

A tradition of turning out good people

Eastbourne College 069The College has got into a tradition of stimulating academic success while developing people of good character; good people that others want to be with.

In 2020, sixth form pupils achieved excellent A-level results with almost 55% of the grades awarded being A* or A grades. Nearly 80% of all grades were A*, A or B with a 100% pass rate. At GCSE almost 70% of pupils received at least five or more grades at 9-7. Pupils leaving the College achieve A-level grades that enable them to access top courses at the leading universities at home or abroad while also enjoying a diverse and successful wider school life. Healthy learning for the long term and an extra-mile approach to pastoral care are the guiding principles that underpin an Eastbourne College education, which consistently ranks in the top 4% nationally for academic value added.

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