Sackville School, East Grinstead

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Sackville School
Motto Together We Achieve
Headteacher Julian Grant
Chair of governors Rebecca Diba
Location Lewes Road
East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19 3TY
51°07′26″N 0°00′12″E / 51.1239°N 0.0033°E / 51.1239; 0.0033Coordinates: 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 in East Grinstead, England. In 2015, the number of students was approximately 1590.[1] Sackville is one of two comprehensive schools in the town, the other being Imberhorne School.[2]


The school was founded in 1857 as a national church school. Originally on De la Warr Road, where Chequer Mead lies today, in 1951 the school was renamed Sackville and in 1964 moved to its current location on Lewes Road. 1970 saw the school’s first comprehensive intake and following the rapidly growing local housing estates building developments followed. In 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.[3]

The headteacher is Julian Grant. There are seven year groups, including a sixth form of two years. Each year group has a year tutor (Head of Year), who follows the year group up until Year 11.[4]

In 2015, the school was rated good by Ofsted.[5]


Subjects at Sackville include:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Further Maths
  • Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
  • Modern foreign languages (German, Spanish or French)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Computer Science & ICT
  • Art
  • Drama GCSE and A-level
  • Performing Arts BTEC for secondary level and sixth form
  • Beliefs and Values (a.k.a. Religious Education)
  • Law
  • BTEC Games
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • P.E.
  • Music
  • Technology (Textiles, Food Technology, Structures, Electronics and Resistant Materials)
  • Business Studies
  • Film Studies & Media
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Sociology


Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Sackville School OFSTED report". 
  2. ^ "RM Education - East Grinstead secondary schools". 
  3. ^ "School History | Sackville School". Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  4. ^ "Pastoral Teams | Sackville School". Retrieved 2016-02-21. 
  5. ^ "OFSTED report" (PDF). Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Sackville School A-Level prospectus 2016" (PDF). 
  7. ^ "The Home of CricketArchive". Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  8. ^ "2012, BBC Young Musician - Laura Van Der Heijden - BBC Four". BBC. Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  9. ^ "29 famous people who went to school in Sussex". Sussex Life. Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  10. ^ "Drew Pearce Interview". East Grinstead Online. Retrieved 2016-02-16. 
  11. ^ "Biography -". Retrieved 2017-03-16. 

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