Welcome from the Principal

On behalf of the students, staff and governors at Hailsham Community College Academy Trust, I would like to welcome you to our website.  We invite you to browse these pages and learn more about our vibrant, high achieving and aspirational learning community.

I am driven to lead the College in striving for excellence in everything we do.   Our motto, ‘Be the very best you can be!’ is very simple but encapsulates everything I believe in for students and staff alike.

Hailsham Community College Academy Trust became a converter academy in 2012.  Converter academies are successful schools that have chosen to convert in order to benefit from the increased autonomy academy status brings. 

You will find us to be a busy, cheerful community based on friendly relationships; the atmosphere is positive and full of purpose and endeavour.  Our focus is on learning; we take pride in nurturing and supporting the personal, social and academic development of each individual.  We know that students learn best when they are secure and happy.

Our ‘growth mindset’ ethos fosters high aspirations for all and we want all of our students to develop a curiosity and an appetite for learning.  To complement the curriculum, we offer a huge array of enrichment activities that range from after-college clubs to inter-school competitions and overseas visits.  We aim to offer something for everyone and encourage all students to get involved.

Our excellent relationship with parents/carers is at the heart of all we do, and we firmly believe that effective communication between home and college is the key to success.  We welcome the opportunity to show visitors around, so please do get in touch if you would like to know more about life at Hailsham Community College.  I hope to meet you soon.

Phil Matthews

Phil Matthews photo 2015


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Open Mornings
The Open Mornings will take place between 8 and 12 October 2018 and will begin at 9.30am and finish at approximately 11.30am. In order to ensure reasonably balanced group sizes, we have identified a p...... Read More
Sixth Form Opening Evening 2018
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Open Evening
GCSE Exam Results
’I would like to congratulate all the students on their excellent results this year and I am delighted with the attainment and progress of our students. Subjects in which students performed particular...... Read More
A Level Exam Results
Hailsham Sixth Form students are once again celebrating an impressive set of A Level and vocational results. Half of all A Level grades awarded were at A*-B with 78% of all grades between A*-C. Studen...... Read More
Hailsham Community College All-Through School Consultation
The Governors of Hailsham Community College would like to extend the age range of the College, encompassing a new 420 place primary and 40 place nursery provision on a separate site in the Park Road a...... Read More
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Letter from Ofsted
I am delighted to be able to inform you that following the recent Ofsted inspection of our College, the formal judgement has been made that we not only continue to be a ‘good’ school but the Inspector...... Read More
School Funding
You may be aware of the campaign that Headteachers in other counties, such as West Sussex have launched, in order to protest at the lack of school funding and the effect on our children and young peop...... Read More

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