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Take-a-ways from TES ISA 2019

eastbourne college tes certificateEastbourne College was shortlisted for the 2019 Times Educational Supplement (tes) Independent Schools Partnership Award for the work the College does with the Eastbourne Schools Partnership of twelve local schools and around 14,500 pupils.

To be shortlisted for this tes awards was a great achievement as record numbers of applications were received by the organisers this year. In their category, the College faced stiff competition from top schools like Canford, Eton College and Reigate Grammar School but having won the Community Award at the Education Business Awards earlier in 2018, hopes were high. Sadly, this time round the College was pipped to the post by a worthy adversary in Lichfield Cathedral School, who offer an outstanding music share programme.  

The panel of judges had nothing but praise for the Eastbourne Schools Partnership and the role that Eastbourne College plays. They commented,

“Eastbourne College has created a diverse range of projects to suit the needs of the local community and their pupils. Everything from cleaning local beaches to raising awareness of marine pollution, running workshops to enhancing self-esteem for pupils experiencing difficulty within school, as well as motivational talks for year 11s, joint CPD and 120 pupils from the partnership jointly singing in a fundraising concert for a local hospice. It is clear that this ISSP is embedded into all aspects of school life and that the school is committed to making a real difference in its community.”

A fun evening was had by all and the Grosvenor House Hotel, London was a lovely venue. Congratulations to Lichfield Cathedral School and a big thank you to those who continue to drive the Eastbourne Schools Partnership forwards, making a meaningful difference to the lives of thousands of children in the area.