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Beacon Community College
East Beeches Road, TN6 2AS, UK Crowborough
+44 (0)1892 603000

Welcome to our website. Beacon Community College is a large mixed comprehensive Specialist Sports College and Training School, serving the town of Crowborough and its district. Read the Principal's welcome and the latest OFSTED report.

Beacon Community College Logo

Here you can find news and information on life at Beacon, including information on departments and support services. Beacon's facilities are open to the community; providing, among other things, Adult Education during the evenings and weekends.

This site is evolving into a medium for learning; providing resources for students such as homework and revision tips in the Beacon Interactive section.

Principal Peter Swan and students We are a comprehensive co-educational college with a specialism in sport, maintained by East Sussex County Council, serving the town of Crowborough and many nearby villages. In December 2004 Beacon gained a second specialist status in Science. We are the first school in East Sussex to formally achieve that.

I hope that this website will tell you something of our aims and objectives which broadly consist of an endeavour to raise aspirations and achievement, to set the college at the heart of the community and to ensure that Beacon continues to achieve a reputation for excellence in all that we do. You will also find out something about our organisation and structures, as well as some matters of routine which help to ensure our college runs smoothly.

It would be good to give a full impression of the excitement, the busy engagement and the multi-faceted achievements of the college and its students; but this is beyond the scope of a website. I hope very much that you will be able to experience Beacon in person if you have not already done so. We value greatly all who take an interest in Beacon and welcome those who join us in the shared enterprise of trying to provide the best possible education for all our students


Beacon Sixth Form College

You can download the Sixth Form Prospectus here (requires Acrobat Reader).

Work set in Sixth Form Induction is available here.

Sixth Formers

Beacon Community College Sixth Form provides a very wide range of educational opportunities throughout year 12 and 13, and a tremendous number of extra curricular activities take place. Each student belongs to a tutor group of approximately 18 students, split into year groups. The tutor supports each student through fortnightly tutorials, were academic and pastoral support is provided.

The vast majority of students at Beacon are following A/AS courses. On the whole students take three A levels and one AS course, a small number take two A levels and 2 AS levels, a few take four A levels. Beacon has possibly the widest range of courses on offer in any state school sixth form in East Sussex. Our curriculum also offers an increasing number of level 2 courses (1 year in length) in the form of BTEC courses and GCSE Maths and English. Students are also able to opt into Adult Education provision which further widens the curriculum offer. Students can combine subjects in a wide variety of ways. Students can choose to follow all Science, Art/Humanities subjects whilst others choose subjects from different areas to construct a programme which suits their own personal needs.

In the classroom

For students following 1 year programmes we have a growing range of subjects to choose from. BTEC Sport has been extremely popular, along with our sporting Academies and CSLA. Student Apprenticeship scheme has been introduced for September 2005 to expand choice even further. We hope the courses allow time for individuals to mature, taste success and progress onto either level 3 courses and or employment/training.

Careers guidance is included for every student in year 12 and there is a wide range of resources available as well as a school based Connexions PA. Mr Barratt (Senior Sixth Form Tutor) works very closely with tutors and teaching staff, ensuring each student receives individual support and guidance.

Beacon has excellent sporting facilities. In addition to PE/Sports Studies/BTEC courses and CSLA, many students take part in a wide range of other sporting activities, such as trampolining and dance. The sixth form via its academies runs competitive teams in football, rugby, golf and netball.

Students enjoy the use of their common room, study facilities as well as the sixth form canteen. The sixth form has an effective committee that organises social and charity events. Students at Beacon have the opportunity to go on a large number of residential fieldtrips to places such as New York and the Gambia.

Your Choice for Success

We are justly proud of the range of opportunities available to students, as well as the quality of education that we believe that we provide.


How to contact us:

Call into the sixth form centre and make an appointment to speak with a member of the sixth form team, telephone Sue Bagnall on 01892 603018;or email


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