Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College

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Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College
Motto involvement, achievement, care
Established 1979
Type Community school
Headteacher Janet Felkin
Location Nevill Avenue
East Sussex
England, United Kingdom Coordinates: 50°50′43″N 0°10′53″W / 50.84517°N 0.18131°W / 50.84517; -0.18131
Local authority Brighton and Hove
DfE number 846/4067
DfE URN 114606 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 1,710
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–19
Former name Hove County Grammar School for Boys

Blatchington Mill School is a coeducational secondary school 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 2012, of all ages, was 1,668. The headteacher is Janet Felkin BSc MA. 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.


The comprehensive school was formed in 1979 from Hove County Grammar School merging with Knoll Boys School, and Nevill County Secondary School.

Academic performance[edit]

Exam performance improved in 2012 and is higher than the national average for students gaining 5A*-C grades including English and Maths. Attainment across subject areas is very strong. Fourteen subject areas (Art, Biology, Chemistry, Core Science, Design, Drama, English Literature, Geography, History, Maths, Music, Other Sciences, Physics, and Statistics) have A*-A benchmarks that are significantly above national average whilst 11 subject areas (Art, Communication Studies, Core Science, Design, Drama, Geography, German, Home Economics, Music, Other Sciences, and Statistics) have A*-C benchmarks that are significantly above national averages.

No subject areas have A*-A or A*-C benchmarks that are significantly below national averages. Post-16 results have improved significantly with a 13% rise in students attaining A*-B grades.[2]

Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College were both inspected by Ofsted during February 2010. The school was assessed as "satisfactory" with a "good" capacity to improve. The Sixth Form was assessed as "Inadequate".[3]

Pearson Computing Competition[edit]

In 2012, three students from blatchington mill won a nation wide competition to create a mobile application to help children and teenagers learn.

Notable former pupils[edit]

Hove County Grammar School for Boys[edit]


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