Good to be back – county’s guide for parents as schools prepare to reopen

As the new school year is set to begin, thousands of children and young people will return to school after months away. East Sussex County Council (ESCC) has launched a section on its website full of information and advice to support parents in planning their child’s return to school. The pages, at, share information about […]

Schools can win crazy World Maths Day lesson at golf centre

It’s back! Hastings Adventure Golf has launched its 2019 schools competition to celebrate World Maths Day. Aimed at both primary and secondary schools and with the support of East Sussex County Council’s lead member for education, the crazy golf complex is offering schools the chance to win a fully prepared practical maths lesson for an […]

Schools made ‘wrong decision’ on future of EALs

An attempt to set-up a working group to look at the future of the English as an Additional Language Service (EALs) in East Sussex failed yesterday. Two days after the consultation process over the future of the service concluded and at a meeting of the full East Sussex County Council (ESCC) Councillor Alan Shuttleworth asked […]

Saved! Council abandons plans to axe music tuition… but is it just for now?

Council leaders in East Sussex have ‘listened to reason’ according to Eastbourne’s Liberal Democrat MP Stephen Lloyd. Speaking the wake of the announcement that East Sussex County Council will not close the East Sussex Music Service that provides instrumental tuition to youngsters across the county Mr Lloyd said: “For many months now I and others […]

It’s not over yet! Fight to save music tuition goes on

Councillors voted this morning to keep their options open about the future of music tuition in the schools of East Sussex but the threat of complete closure of the East Sussex Music Service has not been completely removed. East Sussex County Council was forced to debate the matter in public after more than 12,000 people […]