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Your future at your f ingertips

A warm welcome from the Principal

Hello. I am very pleased to welcome you to The Eastbourne Academy website.

We were the first academy school to open in East Sussex and I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved here for our children. Over the past nine years I have seen this school grow in strength, now scoring our highest ever examination results, our best ever attendance, moving into excellent new buildings with modern resources and most important of all, giving our students a warm, welcoming and friendly place to learn and one that challenges them to be their best.

Every student is expected to Learn, Engage and Respect - traditional values with state of the art technology and amazing buildings, classrooms and sports facilities. Every student is given an iPad to help bring subjects to life and support learning in an exciting way.

Student leadership is unique and very strong here - the Secretary of State for Education visited us and called it “inspirational” and Ofsted confirmed for the third time in a row (2008, 2012 and 2017) that we are a Good school. They said “Pupils are immensely proud of their school and are keen to learn” and we agree!


With about 600 children we know each other very well and nobody is forgotten. Class sizes are small and we have an amazing range of trips and after school activities, from Rock Challenge to Warhammer, from Maths club to Yoga - there is something for everyone!

I invite you to come and see for yourselves what makes us so special.

Keith Pailthorpe MA (Oxon)

Our Vision 

The Eastbourne Academy is a caring school which aims to be the school of choice for its community.


Every person is expected to Learn, to Engage and to show Respect.

To achieve this, we have outstanding programmes of student leadership which give exceptional opportunities to our students to develop the skills and qualities they will need to succeed in their future lives and careers.

Our strapline is “Your future at your fingertips” and this means that every student is encouraged and expected to take responsibility for using our amazing 21st Century facilities and resources to be the best they can be.


We are dedicated to giving our student's a broad and balanced education in a supportive and stimulating environment where every child's potential can be realised.

  • For the 8th year in a row, our Higher students that achieved passes in English and Maths at the equivalent of C or above. 

  • 95%
  • Students that achieved Grade 4 or above in English

  • 77%
  • Students that achieved A* - C in Performing Arts

  • 92%


The Eastbourne Academy offers a broad and balanced curriculum leading to a variety of well-chosen examination courses.

  • Art & Design
  • Computer
  • Design
  • English
  • Film Studies
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Maths
  • Performing
  • PE
  • Science