Seaford Head School

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Seaford Head School
Seaford Head Community College, Arundel Road, Seaford - - 1216103.jpg
Motto Achieving Excellence Together
Type Academy
Head Teacher Bob Ellis
Location Arundel Road
East Sussex
BN25 4LX
50°46′15″N 0°07′05″E / 50.77075°N 0.11794°E / 50.77075; 0.11794Coordinates: 50°46′15″N 0°07′05″E / 50.77075°N 0.11794°E / 50.77075; 0.11794
Local authority East Sussex
Students 1075
Gender Coeducational
Ages 11–18
Colours Navy, light blue, green

Seaford Head School (formerly Seaford Head Community College), in Seaford, East Sussex, England, is a co-educational secondary school with academy status for students aged 11 to 16 years, with a sixth form centre for students aged 16 to 18.

The school opened in 1938 as Seaford County Modern School, becoming Seaford County Secondary School in 1949. It became a comprehensive in 1972, became Seaford Head Community College in 1993, acquired Trust status in 2011 and in 2012 became an Academy as Seaford Head School.[1] Due to increasing competition from the larger Sussex Downs College conglomerate, the sixth form closed in 2009; a new Sixth Form Centre opened in 2014.[1][2] The school was in Ofsted special measures from 2004 to 2006.[3] An Ofsted inspection was carried out in October 2010 and the school was judged "Good with many outstanding features" and was reassessed in 2017 and deemed “outstanding”.[4]

The school is a Specialist Science & Sports College, holding the Sport England Award Sportsmark. It also holds the British Council International School Award and the ArtsMark award from the English Art Council. It is a part of Healthy Schools East Sussex, which promotes healthy eating and lifestyles, and is a member of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b History, Who We Are, Seaford Head School, retrieved 12 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Sixth form plan for Seaford gets the go ahead", Sussex Express, 27 October 2013.
  3. ^ Ofsted reports, Seaford Head Community College
  4. ^ Ofsted report, Seaford Head School, 2010.

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