Highlights

Creative Arts Festival Eastbourne

The C.A.F.E gave a platform for Eastbourne pupils to express their talents using a wide variety of creative methods. By using talent locally, part of the festival’s success was the collaborative spirit of young people coming together,  and sharing their work with the community around them. Uplifting performances included drama and music from The Eastbourne

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ESP meet Sir Tim Smit

A group of our students and pupils from West Rise Junior school had the privilege of spending some time with Sir Tim Smit, from the Eden Project in October. He was given a tour of WRJ school, and the young people discussed with him their views on the future of our town and conservation in

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Beach Clean and ECO Symposium

On Friday 27 September 2019 a group of our pupils took part in a very blustery beach clean along Eastbourne seafront. Starting at the Sovereign Water Works building at the far end of the town, our staff and pupils walked along the 2.6 mile stretch of beach to the The Birley Centre, Eastbourne College, collecting

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NQT – Sharing Good Practice.

As part of our on-going NQT programme, which includes annual workshops for Newly Qualified Teachers to meet, discuss and share their experiences. We hosted a Sharing Good Practice workshop, run by Neil Stocker. With thanks to Ratton School for hosting, this event was well attended and a source of great support for our ESP teachers

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MFL Club

To help develop our Modern Foreign Languages. Native speaking Year 11 pupils from Ratton and Eastbourne College have been working together on conversation skills in French, German and Spanish on a weekly basis since September 2019.

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Welcome to our new sponsors

Eastbourne Schools Partnership are thrilled to welcome onboard our new business sponsors, Colbran and Wingrove. We hope that by building relationships with our local business’s we can contribute to a wider careers knowledge for our young people and offer opportunities for site visits and further careers advice. If you would like to find out more

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Branching Out.

Linda Salway and Oliver Marlow were invited by the Independent Schools Council to speak at their summer conference in London on the various projects the Eastbourne Schools Partnership has undertaken including the STEAM marine project, and the Your Town Your Ideas Your Future initiative, as well as the ESP scholars work begun by Dr Steve

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Textiles Workshop

Cath Stonard is a textiles artist, who specialises in exploring and experimenting with cloth, paper, stitch, paint and with as many new techniques as possible. For 23 years, Cath worked in the Art Department of a local school, keeping her up to date and informed with the wider world of art, and over the years both

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Sports Degrees Workshops

Dr Gary Stidder, Principal Lecturer, School of Sport and Service Management at the University of Brighton, led a series of talks alongside under-graduates from the university, giving over 50 Eastbourne Schools Partnership Year 10 pupils an insight into the different types of sports degrees available including Physical Education including Coaching, Sports Science including Nutrition and

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St John’s College – Oxford Trip

Twenty-five pupils from five of our Eastbourne Schools Partnership schools enjoyed a visit to St John’s College where they learned about the admissions process, and enjoyed speaking and interacting with under-graduates from the College. After lunch in their formal dining hall they visited the Ashmolean Museum. Our thanks to Dr Hobbs for arranging this trip.

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Kheron Kenardo Seminars

Back by popular demand, motivational speaker Kheron Kenardo, joined us on his second Eastbourne Schools Partnership tour on the 12, 13 and 14th of February. Kheron has spent 3 days touring around our schools, an inspirational young man, who travelled from London and spoke to the pupils about his experiences of life and education, about

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CALM – Birley Unplugged

Saturday evening saw the talents of Eastbourne Schools Partnership pupils come to life in a heartwarming display of creative talent. The unplugged concert hosted at the Birley Centre on 09 Feb at 7pm was a great success; the event was opened by a young professional singer songwriter Elsa Hewitt, who is working on a new

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