Welcome To Sussex Downs College

mike-hopkins-webSussex Downs College is located in East Sussex; providing high quality education and training for almost half of the county’s young people. With East Sussex County Council we are a co-sponsor of The Eastbourne Academy – an 11-16 academy which is rapidly raising standards and improving life chances for young people in the heart of Eastbourne.  We are also a member of the 157 Group of Colleges nationally, who work together to promote and develop further education. The high standards at Sussex Downs College are founded on the expertise, experience and talents of our staff and the many achievements of our learners.  Our diverse curriculum ensures that there are education and training pathways for a wide variety of learners, employees and communities.  We work from campuses in Eastbourne, Lewes and Newhaven, and on employers’ premises.  We have strong relationships with over 1000 local employers, other educational providers and a range of voluntary and community partners. Sussex Downs College has been awarded Artsmark Gold for its creative and performance arts education, by Arts Council England.  We also hold the Matrix Standard for the high quality of our information, advice and guidance.

The College Vision is…

to be a forward-thinking College; valued by the learners, parents and employers that we serve for promoting high expectations and for contributing to social, cultural and economic prosperity.  Through our expert and committed staff, we will build and sustain our reputation for excellence; supporting all our learners to achieve their potential, gain personal fulfilment and enhance their employment prospects.


If you would like to contact our Principal please email principal@sussexdowns.ac.uk

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