Littlehampton College

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Littlehampton College,The
Closed 2009
Type Community College
Head of College John Fuller
Location Hill Road
West Sussex
BN17 6DQ
Coordinates: 50°48′58″N 0°32′02″W / 50.81603°N 0.53384°W / 50.81603; -0.53384
Local authority West Sussex
DfE URN 126082 Tables
Staff (Varied due to attachment with school)
Students 180
Gender Coeducational
Ages 16–19

The Littlehampton College was a community college in Littlehampton, West Sussex which also formed the sixth-form provisions of The Littlehampton Community School. It closed on 31 August 2009 when The Littlehampton Community School was replaced by The Littlehampton Academy.

The college was a semi-autonomous organisation located in its own, specially built, facilities on the same campus as The Littlehmpton Community School, which maintained official control of the college. The college offered a range of qualifications, including AS and A2 A-Levels, GCSEs and BTEC awards.

The college maintained strong links with the main school through various methods, most notably college students became involved in several lower-school events, particularly creative ones, for example 'The LCS Factor' and other drama department productions.


Education league tables in England showed that the average A-Level points achieved by students in 2008 was 649.3, below both the local and national average, but significantly better than results from previous years.[1]

The college was inspected by OFSTED at the same time as the main community school, receiving a 'good' grade in its final inspection, carried out in February 2009. This was the same grading as it received in its penultimate inspection, and was a grade higher than the school's grade of 'satisfactory'.[2]

Student Participation[edit]

The college provided various events and programmes, both educational and social, that students could participate in.

'The College Committee'[edit]

The college also had a College Committee, which was responsible for making student's feelings heard, improving the general college environment and organising the various social events.

Social Events[edit]

One of the main differences between this and other colleges in the area was the high level of integration that occurred amongst students of various backgrounds. The key to this integration was often argued to be the social events that occur throughout the academic year, including a Christmas Meal, a Summer Ball, a Quiz Night and a Pizza and Bowling Night.


Many students took part in 'OUTSET', a volunteering organisation which was part of 'V', the government run scheme. Students could offer their time to local projects and organisations in order to work towards nationally recognised certificates.

Charity Events[edit]

The college also organised many charity events, raising money for various causes. These ranged from Children in Need to the school's Sri Lanka Tsunami appeal, where students traveled to the Asian country to teach children and build facilities for them.

Business and Enterprise Status[edit]

As the college was maintained by The Littlehampton Community School, the school's Business and Enterprise specialist status was incorporated into college life.

Roddick Conferences[edit]

The college ran three Roddick Conferences through the year in order to mark their Business and Enterprise status, named after Dame Anita Roddick, a supporter of the school. These conferences ranged from a day in business events entitled 'Suited & Booted', a day of volunteering in the local community called 'Day of Action', a global and environmental awareness day entitled 'One World', and a film festival and showcase - 'Room 5 Film Festival'.


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