About us

About East Sussex

East Sussex’s captivating and inspiring coastline, expansive beaches, rolling green hills and historic towns and villages make it one of the most beautiful places in the country to live, study and conduct business.

Almost two thirds of the county is either a designated part of the South Downs National Park or the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
We have a rich and varied cultural offer that engenders pride and a sense of place in the county. There is a wealth of cultural attractions and some of the more renowned places include Glyndebourne and Charleston near Lewes, the Towner contemporary art museum in Eastbourne, the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-Sea, and the Hastings Contemporary Gallery in Hastings.

The College

The College’s catchment area for 16-18 year old students extents to over 50 schools covering East Sussex, Brighton & Hove, West Sussex and South Kent. The Year 11 cohort size is expected to grow significantly across this area by midpoint of this decade, providing a significant opportunity
for growth.

Vision, Mission & Values

Our vision is to empower and sustain our communities through education and skills.

Our mission is to deliver a consistently excellent student experience through expert teaching, inspiring facilities and our partnerships with our employers.

Our values include Partnership, Respect, Inspire, Diversity & to Empower.

Our new vision, mission and values have been developed by our staff as part of the wider People Strategy development and they embed our one college ethos and approach that celebrates collaboration and working collectively as a single college whilst recognising that we serve different communities with diverse needs, and we work to ensure that we adapt our provision and offer to meet them.

Ultimately, we want to establish ourselves as a reliable and respected community asset, supporting our different communities to achieve and grow with the College as the skills engine that drives economic and civic growth across the county.

East Sussex Strategic Plan

View our Strategic Plan 2022/24