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We are enormously proud to be awarded the highly prestigious Platinum Artsmark Award. We are the only school in Sussex with this level of award and only 74 schools hold this nationally.  

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The Millennium Globe, which pupils pass daily to and from lessons, is inscribed with the words of George Eliot: ‘Our deeds still travel with us from afar, And what we have been makes us what we are.’ These words underline the importance of the school experience. The College is committed to ensuring excellence, not just in the academic and the pastoral sense, but also in the full spectrum of our co-curricular provision.

The unique structure of the College day allows day pupils to work a full day and then leave school between 6.00pm and 8.00pm. It means that there is time for co-curricular breadth and depth built into each day for all pupils, enriching their lives in the process.

Academic priority is unquestioned at Eastbourne College. The provision of co-curricular activity is a vital cornerstone in the development and education of pupils. As well as the arts and sport, there are endless opportunities for pupils to participate in a variety of activities and schemes. These opportunities extend to the holidays too, in the form of trips and expeditions ranging from academic trips to arts visits and sports tours which all contribute to broadening pupils’ horizons.

Eastbourne College has calibrated the timetable to cater for the needs of boarders and day pupils in today’s society. Our whole-of-learning approach ensures a healthy balance of academic, co-curricular and sociocultural opportunities for the pupil community. The co-curricular programme is designed to be fun, friendly and flexible so that it fits around the demands of modern day living. Our programme is always changing, adding new activities that challenge and inspire, and removing those that prove less meaningful / unpopular.

For more information on our tailor-made approach to curricular enrichment, please contact our admissions team by email or by calling 01323 452323.

"Pupils enjoy excellent levels of success in a wide variety of co-curricular activities."
ISI Inspection Report 2021