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Welcome to Gildredge House

Welcome to Gildredge House

Gildredge House is an all-through school for students aged 4–19.

We have recently been judged Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted (June 2015) and we are passionately committed to delivering and maintaining a first-rate educational experience for everyone who comes through our doors.

The school has accommodation and facilities ideally equipped for Sixth Form teaching and, most importantly, our ambitious recruitment programme has brought us yet more teachers who are qualified to teach to A Level to strengthen our already excellent team.

Altogether, we believe we have a great deal to offer to the post-16 education context in Eastbourne.

What our parents say:

I think Gildredge House is wonderful and I am truly delighted that my son goes to this unique school. I find the school a breath of fresh air in today's current school climate.

One of the things I love the most is the strong sense of community and belonging.

Gildredge House is a good example of what can be achieved through outstanding leadership based on a clear, shared vision.

About us

Our Vision & Ethos

All students will be cooperative, confident, ambitious and successful regardless of their background.

We expect students to meet academic challenges, discover their passions, develop confidence, contribute positively to society, be resilient and become independent thinkers prepared for successful and fulfilling lives.

Gildredge House offers:
  • continuity of education for boys and girls aged 4-19
  • a broad range of academic subjects promoting intellectual stimulation and inquiry
  • an expectation of high academic standards
  • small class sizes
  • strong discipline
  • excellent pastoral care
  • parent and community involvement
Students will be expected to:
  • meet academic challenges
  • discover their passions
  • develop confidence
  • contribute positively to society
  • be resilient
  • become independent thinkers
  • be prepared for successful and fulfilling lives


Facilities available

Our Outstanding Learning Environment:

Gildredge House is a co-educational state school for students aged 4 – 18. Founded as a free school in 2013, it occupies a pleasant leafy site on the edge of the South Downs within ten minutes’ easy walk of Eastbourne station and the centre of the town and close to its delightful seafront.

Imposing Victorian buildings are complemented by a combination of more recent additions, providing light and spacious accommodation ideally suited to teaching and learning. Our well-designed facilities also benefit from cutting edge information and communications technology throughout the site. Brand new additions include the Sports Hall and the Atrium, a stunning performance space at the heart of the school.

Our Sixth Form students have the benefit of a stand-alone wing, which we have renamed Temple Grove after the Preparatory School which occupied the site 100 years ago. The 1870s building with its striking Victorian frontage and many original features is perfect for Sixth Form accommodation, offering:

  • spacious seminar-style teaching rooms for a typical group size of 14 students (and few larger than 20)
  • tutorial bases for House groups of 12 students
  • student common rooms on two levels
  • kitchen facilities
  • extensive library and computer facilities dedicated to Sixth Form use in the school's Devonshire wing

Our Sixth Formers also take advantage of the subject-specific facilities throughout the rest of the site.

Our Sixth Form facilities are enhanced by a fast and accessible computer network, WiFi throughout the building and various hardware including laptops, tablets and digital screens.

Students can also take advantage of high quality sports facilities within easy walking distance, such as the astro-turf at The Saffrons, swimming at the University of Brighton and Tennis in the Park.

Additional support

Sixth Form Bursary

Pastoral Team

Leadership Programme

Additional learning support available

How to apply

You can apply for courses at Gildredge House through UCAS Progress. Add courses to your favourites to apply to this provider.

Last updated date: 08 December 2017
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