Taster Days

Please download or view these documents online to help you choose your Taster sessions for your visit with us….

Eastboune Campus Programme

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Lewes Campus Programme

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Apply for Taster Days by selecting your school below – and the complete online form to select your choices.
If you can’t find your school, or are applying independently, please complete the ‘Independent Student’ form at the bottom of the list.


Your School

Eastbourne Campus Taster Date

Lewes Campus Taster Date

Bexhill Academy Monday 10th July Friday 14th July
Cardinal Newman Catholic School Thursday 13th July
Causeway School Tuesday 11th July
Cavendish School Tuesday 11th July Thursday 13th July
Chailey School Thursday 6th July
Claverham Community College Thursday 6th July
College Central Tuesday 11th July
Cuckmere House Tuesday 11th July
Dorothy Stringer School Thursday 13th July
Downlands Community School Thursday 13th July
Hailsham Community College Tuesday 11th July
ISEND Tuesday 11th July  Thursday 13th July
Longhill High School Thursday 6th July
LVS Hassocks Thursday 13th July
Oathall Community College Thursday 13th July
Patcham High School Thursday 6th July
Peacehaven Community School Tuesday 11th July Thursday 13th July
Priory School Friday 14th July
Ratton Monday 10th July Friday 14th July
Rye College Monday 10th July Thursday 13th July
St Catherine’s College Tuesday 11th July Thursday 13th July
St Mary’s School, Horam Tuesday 11th July
The Eastbourne Academy Monday 10th July Thursday 13th July
Willingdon School Monday 10th July Friday 14th July

Independent Students
Independent Student Monday 10th July Thursday 6th July
Tuesday 11th July Thursday 13th July
Friday 14th July


We have provided each school with a limited number of prospectuses and application forms, but if you require further copies you can contact us at schoolslink@sussexdowns.ac.uk.

Please help us reduce our carbon footprint by viewing a prospectus here.


This is an opportunity to see the college buildings and facilities that Sussex Downs College has to offer. The tour will last approximately an hour.

Tuesday 2nd May – 2:30pm
Thursday 8th June – 10:30am

To book a place on a College tour please contact us on tel: 030 300 38707 or complete our online booking form.

Open Events 2017 - 2018

Year 11 students are invited to Sussex Downs College to experience a taste of college life.

At our Open Events you can find out more about the huge range of education and training opportunities available with us.

View the College facilities and meet staff who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. You will also have the chance to meet current students to find out what life is really like after school. Clue: it will be the best time of your life!

Find the right course for you, from Art & Design and Beauty Therapy to Motor Vehicle and Brickwork. Study Accounting, Law or English; Media, Photography or Graphic Design… there is so much choice here at Sussex Downs College.

It’s not just for Year 11s! Younger students thinking about their future are welcome. Adult learners are also invited to learn more about our part-time courses, professional programmes, Access to Higher Education courses and Foundation Degrees.

Previously voted the Number 1 FE College for Student Satisfaction in the Southeast (Source: National Student Survey, 2014) we pride ourselves on creating an inclusive learning environment for all.

Eastbourne Campus

Lewes Campus

Friday 13th October 2017

Saturday 14th October 2017

Thursday 9th November 2017

Wednesday 31st January 2018

Friday 6th October 2017

Saturday 7th October 2017

Tuesday 14th November 2017

Wednesday 24th January 2018


No appointments necessary. Prospective students and parents can simply turn up on the day at their chosen campus.

We look forward to seeing you!


Find out how to get to Sussex Downs College


Whether you are thinking of furthering your education to progress to university, or entering the world of work and following an apprenticeship framework, Schools Link enables students, parents and school staff to find out more about the College.

If you would like any further information please contact us at schoolslink@sussexdowns.ac.uk and we will be more than happy to help.

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