Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College

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Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College
Nevill Avenue

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MottoInvolvement, Achievement, and Care
Established1979; 40 years ago (1979)
Local authorityBrighton and Hove Council
Department for Education URN114606 Tables
Age range11–18

Blatchington Mill School is a coeducational secondary school and sixth form college in Hove, Brighton and Hove for 11 to 19-year-olds.[1]


It is a school of non-denominational religion. The total number of pupils in 2019, of all ages, was 1,553. It is situated in West Blatchington with easy access to the A27 via the A2038, and on the A2023.


The school takes its name from the West Blatchington Windmill which is situated just outside the school gates.

Grammar school[edit]

Hove County Grammar School for Boys was on Holmes Avenue.


Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College was formed in 1979 from the amalgamation of Hove Grammar School for Boys, Knoll Boys School, and Nevill County Secondary School.[2]

Canteen Fire[edit]

On the morning of 11th January 2019 there was a fire in the kitchen caused by a deep-fat fryer.[3] The school was evacuated and closed for the day. Firefighters extinguished the fire. No one was injured in the fire but significant damage had been caused to the East Wing of the school, including the canteen. Electrical equipment was also damaged.[citation needed]

Academic performance[edit]

At secondary level in 2018, GCSE performance showed an average Progress 8 score, an above average Attainment 8 score and an above average proportion of children achieving Grade 5 or above in English & maths GCSEs.[4]

At A level in 2018, the average result was D+ compared to B- in Brighton and Hove and C+ nationally.[4]

Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College was last inspected by Ofsted during February 2017. The school was assessed as Good.[5]

Pearson Computing Competition[edit]

In 2012, three students from Blatchington Mill won a nationwide competition to create a mobile application to help children and teenagers learn.[6]

Notable former pupils[7][edit]

Hove County Grammar School for Boys[edit]


  1. ^ Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College
  2. ^ Brock, William H (2018). Looking Back. Hove Grammar School for Boys 1936-1979. London.
  3. ^ Bastable, Bex (11 January 2019). "Hove school evacuated after deep fat fryer fire". Brighton and Hove Independent. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College". Find and compare schools in England. GOV.UK. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  5. ^ [1] (PDF format).
  6. ^ Bristow, Rod (17 January 2012). "Reshaping schools ICT - we can all play our part". ComputerWorldUK. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  7. ^ School alumni page
  8. ^ "Dinsdale Landen". The Stage. 13 January 2004. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  9. ^ Seymour, Ellee (23 July 2013). "Alan Turing and Lionel, the "maths genius"". Ellee Seymour. Retrieved 10 January 2019.

External links[edit]

  • Former school William H. Brock, Looking Back. Hove Grammar School for Boys 1936-1979 (London, 2018).