Hailsham Community College
East Sussex, United Kingdom
About Hailsham Community College
Hailsham Community College Academy Trust became a converter academy in 2012. Converter academies are successful schools that have chosen to convert in order to benefit from the increased autonomy academy status brings. The Academy is based in Hailsham, East Sussex, for students aged 11-18.
Values and vision
Hailsham Community College wishes to be a busy, cheerful community based on friendly relationships. The secondary school’s focus is on learning and on taking pride in nurturing and supporting the personal, social and academic development of each individual. The school acknowledges that students learn best when they are secure and happy.
Hailsham Community College’s "growth mindset" ethos fosters high aspirations for all. Teachers wish for all students to develop curiosity and an appetite for learning. To complement the curriculum, the school offers a huge array of enrichment activities that range from after-school clubs to inter-school competitions and overseas visits. It aims to offer something for everyone and to encourage all students to get involved.
The Academy firmly believes that effective communication between parents/carers and staff is key to success.
“Governors know their school well, make a very positive contribution to its overall leadership and are committed to improving the school still further. The sixth form is good. Teaching is good and, as a result, students make good progress. Students appreciate the quality of guidance and support that they receive. The inclusion of European students in the sixth form provides an added richness. The school’s curriculum is very successful in meeting the needs of all students. This helps students to enjoy their learning and achieve well.”