Everyone within the Eastbourne College community understands and lives by our key values:
- Pursuit of excellence
- Taking care of those who take care of us
These values guide all activity at the College and form the bedrock upon which every pupil’s education stands, providing them with the attitude and personal skills to flourish at school and beyond.
We operate on the basis of these shared values and are fortunate that they are complemented by such an aspirational and healthy location, allowing us to truly deliver benefits of the ‘blue health school’.
"The school fulfils its stated aims to develop pupils' pursuit of excellence and participation, integrity, kindness, courtesy and a firm appreciation that all people have the same intrinsic worth."
It is by no coincidence that the motto of the school (founded in 1867) is:
‘Ex Oriente Salus’, meaning ‘safety’ or ‘health from the east’
Academic quality, health and breadth of character have always been important to the educational provision at the College. It is as relevant to the College community today as it was to our founders. The following passages from the time of our foundation stand testament to the timelessness of values.