Launch of 150th Anniversary Celebration Fully Funded Sixth Form Places

Eastbourne College | 8 Jan 2018 | ISC Icon
Eastbourne College launches fully funded Sixth Form places as part of 150th Anniversary Celebrations
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Eastbourne College is now offering fully funded sixth form places to highly academic pupils as part of its 150th anniversary celebrations. Aptly named the Professor Soddy Awards (Soddy was an eminent former pupil and Nobel Prize winner in chemistry) these places are available to very motivated academic boys and girls. This superb opportunity is open to pupils from the state sector who would attend the sixth form as a day pupil or boarder starting in September 2018.

Headmaster Tom Lawson commented: “We are extremely excited about the launch of the Professor Soddy Awards. The standard of applicants for scholarships is always extremely high and we are looking forward to adding this new academic award which offers unprecedented levels of financial support. The College is a very welcoming place and we very much hope that a number of exceptionally gifted pupils take up this opportunity.”

The deadline for applications is Monday 12 February 2018. For more information and to apply, please contact the Admissions department on 01323 452323 (admissions or visit the College’s website

About Eastbourne College

Eastbourne College is fortunate to be stunningly situated on the edge of Eastbourne, yards from the sea and the glorious South Downs National Park. Students can flourish in this wonderful setting with access to a safe town centre that allows them to become more independent but without the concerns or restrictions of isolated rural or urban schools. With around 620 pupils in the school, it is very much a community rather than an institution, where every child is known extremely well. Boys and girls, brothers and sisters, day pupils and boarders are totally involved in a school that believes wholeheartedly in co-education and a flexible boarding offer. Recently, the College's learning environment has been enhanced enormously by the completion of a £33 million redevelopment called Project 150 (see below for more detail).

The headmaster, Tom Lawson, believes that the most important aim is to produce good people who other people want to be with. Furthermore, he is a proponent of the blue health that the school's location offers, adopting a healthy learning for the future approach. Since he began his headship, he has introduced a new boarding lodge which caters for day pupils with occasional boarding needs, an annual biathlon / steeplechase which encompasses the South Downs National Park, and has furthered the work of the Eastbourne Schools Partnership, a community outreach project that accounts for 14,000 local school-children in the maintained sector. In July 2018, Mr Lawson and Head of Partnerships, Linda Salway, received the Education Business Awards Community Award, on behalf of Eastbourne College, for outstanding community partnering work.

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