Welcome to Eastbourne College
I am delighted to welcome you to the Eastbourne College website.
The College is an exceptionally open and friendly place where visitors are warmly welcomed by staff and pupils. We believe the key values of participation, the pursuit of excellence, integrity, courtesy and kindness form the bedrock upon which every child’s education should stand, providing young people with the wherewithal to flourish both at school and beyond.
For details of the College's aims please follow this link: Eastbourne College - Statement of aims.
The academic results achieved by girls and boys at Eastbourne are consistently very strong and have been higher than many more selective schools for some time. We resolutely retain our 50% Common Entrance admission requirement and recruit children of a wide ability range. We are confident that we can challenge and develop all those that come to the College, stretching the most able and supporting those who occasionally need a helping hand. We take great pride in our enviably strong Oxbridge performance and celebrate the success of all our pupils, whichever university destination or career choice they make.
The College endeavours to be an educational community as opposed to an academic institution. The former affords a huge range of opportunities outside the classroom and provides the time, space and expertise to enable children to invest in those opportunities. This provides what we call real education - nurturing children to be remarkable young people.
Our pupils know what is really important in life: how to work hard, to work with others, to work with integrity, to work with kindness and courtesy and with a clear idea that all of us are worth the same, none of us are superior or inferior to any other. These values, core to everything the College does, enable our pupils to stand out because of who they are, not simply for what they achieve.
I believe that Eastbourne College is a unique and special place where children are developed at an appropriate pace, given every possible opportunity to discover their individual talents, and supported by a strong and committed team of staff to become mature, accomplished, remarkable young people.
I am confident that you will enjoy exploring this website and I hope to welcome you and your family to Eastbourne College in the not too distant future.
How to apply
If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Eastbourne College directly.