|Type||Sixth form college|
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Bexhill College is a sixth form college with a long history of excellent post 16 education. In September 2004, the college moved into brand new buildings situated in Penland Road, Bexhill-On-Sea. As of 2006 the college attained a grade 3 in its OFSTED report.
The college became an IB World School in May 2006. in 2011 ofsted awarded the college a good grade
There are about 1150 full-time students.
Nearly all the college’s day-time students are between 16 and 19 years old although there are students younger than the age of 16 attending the college.
The college is co-located with post-16 students of Glyne Gap School. The Glyne Gap students have been given their own open-air space within the college grounds.
The current principal is Karen Hucker.
The Bexhill College Theatre was opened by the comedian Eddie Izzard in December 2013. The Theatre comprises a performance space of 13m by 5m with seating for 200. The seating may be retracted.
Notable alumni (in A-Z order)
- Jo Brand
- Michael Cowpland
- Eddie Izzard
- James McCartney
- Stella McCartney, fashion designer
- Charity Wakefield
"Teenage Wasteland": College Newspaper
The first edition of the College newspaper - entitled Teenage Wasteland after a line in The Who song Baba O'Riley was released on the 26th February 2008. The irreverent and satirical nature of the newspaper did not go down too well with some of the staff but students seemed to support the newspaper. This publication is student run (with all costs covered by the editors), but positive immediate responses indicated that the college was to pay for future issues.
However, by July 2009, funding for the paper had not been secured. The final issue was released in July 2009 with an extended editorial section in which the editors reflected on their time at the college.
- "Bexhill College". IB World Schools. IBO. Retrieved 2009-04-23.