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A deep tradition of continual improvement and success.

The College was founded in 1867 by the town’s doctor with the generosity of local residents and the support of the seventh Duke of Devonshire. Since then many other benefactors have contributed to its growth. For over 150 years, there has been continual investment in the school. From its formation to the present day, new buildings, new ideas and new technology have helped ensure that every generation of Eastbournians receive the best possible education.

Further details about the College’s history are available here and a timeline of significant events is on display below.

In Autumn 2018, to close the celebrations of the College’s 150th anniversary, a unique event took place on College Field using the very latest laser video animation in the form of a 3D laser light show last autumn.

3D Video mapping show

A spectacular video mapping show, using the iconic setting of the Memorial Block and masterminded by LM Productions, entertained the school and wider community. The free show was preceded by rock, pop and musical highlights live from the pavilion balcony as well as an outdoor screening of ‘the making of the project’ film. 

For those who missed the spectacular fireworks in February 2017 Watch our 150th anniversary fireworks celebrations.