Sackville School, East Grinstead

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Sackville School
Sackville Lewes Road.jpg
Motto Together We Achieve
Headteacher Julian Grant
Chair of governors Rebecca Diba
Location Lewes Road
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 3TY
England Coordinates: 51°07′26″N 0°00′12″E / 51.1239°N 0.0033°E / 51.1239; 0.0033
Local authority West Sussex
DfE URN 126089 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1592
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–18
Colours Navy, Light Blue, Red
Website Sackville School

Sackville School is a secondary school and sixth form college located in East Grinstead, England. In 2015, the number of students was approximately 1550. Sackville is one of two comprehensive schools in the town, the other being Imberhorne School.


The school was founded in 1857 as a national church school. It was originally located on De la Warr Road where Chequer Mead lies today. In 1951 the school was renamed Sackville and in 1964 was relocated to its current location on the Lewes Road. 1970 saw the school’s first comprehensive intake and following the rapidly growing local housing estates building developments followed to keep with the pace. In September 2004, Sackville's name was changed back from Sackville Community College to Sackville School. The school’s emblem is the red rose of the Duchy of Lancaster of which East Grinstead was once a part.

The headteacher is Mr Julian Grant. There are 7 year groups, including sixth-form which consists of 2 years. Each year group has a year tutor (Head of Year), who follows the year group up until Year 11.

In 2007, one of Sackville's teachers, Mr Nicholas Wergan, won the 'Teacher of the Year' award. He was selected by the students for his teaching methods, such as using Ronan Keating to teach Shakespeare.[citation needed]. Mr Wergan is now headteacher of Steyning Grammar School in West Sussex. In 2015 the school was rated good by Ofsted. '2015 Ofsted Report.'


Subjects at Sackville include English, maths, science (biology, chemistry, physics), modern foreign languages (German, Spanish or French), history, geography, information and communications technology, art, drama, law, religious education (beliefs and values), P.E., music and technology (textiles, food technology, structures, electronics and resistant materials).

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