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A school for families who take joy in what their kids become rather than pride in what they’ve made of them. Bespoke timetables backed up by outstanding pastoral care make for happy and stimulated kids who work and play hard.

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Eastbourne College is a co-educational boarding school with equal numbers of day and boarding pupils. An Eastbourne College education develops pupils academically, broadens their experience outside the classroom, inculcates agreed values and prepares them to play an effective role in society. The school is a community in which staff, pupils and their parents are wholly involved in the full-boarding life of the College. ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Girls taking Design & Technology Product Design at an English Independent School (GCE A level)

2016 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Boys taking French at an English Independent School (Level1/2 certificates)





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Since September 2016, Thomas Lawson (40s), previously deputy head at Christ's Hospital. PPE degree from Oxford; taught economics and humanities at Winchester for 15 years, where he was also a housemaster, and under master for two years. His wife, Jessica, is also a teacher, and they have two young children.

Academic matters

Everyone starts with a wide sweep of subjects, tasting everything until they settle down to GCSE choices; can take a selection of French, German, Spanish, Latin and Greek. Parents say not the place for the brightest of the bright but meets the needs of the very smart ones (and stretches – one ex-London prep pupil went up a set in most subjects after first year) while the value added in the classroom and out is excellent – as the school says, ‘what really counts...

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