Council to discuss plan to expand Willingdon Community School

County council bosses will be discussing a plan to expand Willingdon Community School.

Sulaiman Wihba who fled war torn Syrian in a refrigerated lorry to the UK had just been awarded a place at Oxford after completing his studies at Brighton College (Photograph: David McHugh/Brighton Pictures) SUS-180115-095230001

COUNTY NEWS: Oxford place for refugee who fled war-torn Syria

A Syrian refugee living in Sussex is celebrating after being offered a place at Oxford, two years after arriving in the UK in a frozen chip van.

Education news

One in three graduates in the South East say their degree is pointless

One in three graduates in the South East say gaining their degree has been pointless, new research shows.

PCSOs John and Jackie who are helping with parking issues in roads around St John's School (Photo by Jon Rigby)

Police called in as residents complain about ‘inconsiderate parking’ outside Eastbourne school

Police have been brought in after residents complained about inconsiderate parking outside an Eastbourne school – including some cars blocking people’s drives.


Nominate teacher or school volunteer for Sussex award

Do you know a fantastic teacher or school volunteer whose dedication to their pupils is inspiring?

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GUEST OPINION: Thoughts on proposed merger of Sussex Downs College

Between us we have 60 years’ experience of education in the 11 to 19 age group, write Mike Dixon, former head of Park College, and Nick Swabey, former college manager.

Deadline looms for parents to apply for primary school places

Deadline day looms for parents to apply for primary school places in East Sussex

The deadline for parents to apply for their child’s primary school place is fast approaching.


Primary school results below average despite improving

Primary schools in East Sussex are among the lowest performing in the area when it comes to children’s basic education.

ACORN members following the successful negotiations

COUNTY NEWS: Students celebrate victory after rent strike threat over halls

University of Sussex students have declared victory in a protest over ‘high rents for dilapidated and unsanitary conditions in university accommodation’.


Polegate school will expand to take an extra 210 pupils

The green light has been given by education officials for the expansion of Polegate School.

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Parents hit with thousands of pounds of fines in wake of controversial Get a Grip campaign

Parents in East Sussex have been hit with fines and costs of more than £17,000 as a crackdown on poor school attendance continues under the controversial ‘Get a Grip’ campaign.

Students vote to go on rent strike

COUNTY NEWS: Students on rent strike over 'unsanitary conditions'

University students have declared a rent strike, in protest at what they say are ‘high rents for dilapidated and unsanitary conditions in university accommodation’.

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OFSTED: Sussex Downs College ‘requires improvement’ but vows to continue getting better

Sussex Downs College says it is making ‘good progress’ to boost teaching – despite the latest Ofsted report saying it ‘requires improvement’.

Maria Caulfield MP and Huw Merriman MP in Parliament with a copy of the published report SUS-170712-125501001

MPs’ report on autism and education highlight ‘failures’

Two MPs have have published their national report on the provision of education for children with autism.

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Reading therapy dogs help children at Eastbourne schools

Two special dogs are helping boost children’s reading skills and confidence at Eastbourne schools.

County councillor Carolyn Lambert, Seaford mum Ella Lewis, and Kelly-Marie Blundell a Lib Dem parliamentary candidate outside County Hall on T uesday

Parents ‘offended too easily’ by Get a Grip school campaign

Defence of the controversial Get a Grip campaign to improve school attendance levels in East Sussex has been labelled ‘shocking’ by parents.

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Ratton and Ocklynge to form new multi-academy trust – with a new name

Ratton and Ocklynge schools are forging ahead with their plan to come together to create a multi-academy trust with a brand new name.

Protestors at the University of Brighton earlier in the year. Picture: Mark Tovey SUS-170325-174405001

Further University of Brighton strikes called off

Strikes planned by University of Brighton staff over compulsory redundances have been called off today (Friday, December 1).

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‘Get a Grip’ petition to be debated

A petition signed by more than 10,000 people which labelled a campaign to improve school attendance in East Sussex ‘insulting and condescending’ is set to be debated.

Councillor Alan Shuttleworth with residents campaigning against the closure of Langney Library in Eastbourne (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-170914-103233008

Campaigners organise protest walk to save Langney Library

The Save Langney Library Campaign is holding a protest walk from West Rise Schools, along Sandpiper Walk, Heron Walk and Kingfisher Drive on Friday (December 1)

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