Sackville School, East Grinstead

Sackville School, East Grinstead

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street = Lewes Road
city = East Grinstead
county = West Sussex
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postcode = RH19 3TY
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Sackville School is an engineering secondary and sixth form school located in East Grinstead, England. In 2006, the number of students was approximately 1600. Sackville is one of two comprehensive schools in the town, the other being Imberhorne School.

The school was founded in 1859 as a National Church school. It was originally located on De la Warr Road where Chequer Mead lies today. In 1951 the school was renamed Sackville and in 1964 was relocated to its currents location on the Lewes Road. 1970 saw the school’s first comprehensive intake and following the rapidly growing local housing estates building developments followed to keep with the pace. In September 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.

The headteacher is Mrs. M. Robson. There are 7 year groups, including sixth-form which consists of 2 years. Each year group has a year tutor (Head of Year), who follows the year group up until Year 11.

In 2007, one of Sackville's teachers, Mr. N. Wergan, won the 'Teacher of the Year' award. He was selected by the students for his brilliant teaching methods, such as using Ronan Keating to teach Shakespeare.

Sackville is noted for its sports teams.

Type of school- SecondarySchool category- CommunityAge range of pupils- 11−18Gender of pupils- MixedNumber on roll-School- 13186th form- 285Appropriate authority- The governing bodyChair of Governors- Mr M A HollinsHeadteacher- Mrs M RobsonSchool address- Lewes Road


Subjects at Sackville include English, maths, science (biology, chemistry, physics), modern foreign languages (German or French), history, geography, information and communications technology, art, drama, religious education, P.E., music and technology (textiles, food technology, structures, electronics and resistant materials).

L2L is a new subject on the curriculum since for 2007/08. It teaches students how to learn in lessons. It also helps students to co-operate with and care for others.


Every year, students have the opportunity to go on trips, either abroad, or to places in the U.K. These may include skiing trips to France, a trip to Iceland, a trip to Uganda, and sometimes history trips to places like Auschwitz. Every year during'Curriculum Enhancement Week', students have the chance to have a week away from lessons to do some engineering-related topics. These may include learning about structures, going to Thorpe Park or even doing some orienteering.


Music continued to thrive with the WHISPS concert, the Hawth event and the KS3 summer concert. Drama students treated audiences to performances of "Grimm Reality" and "The Good Person of Szechwan", while the art highlights included the work of three students being selected by the BSA for exhibition in the Mall Galleries in London. The Year 9 Fashion Show and the Year 7 and 8 students' Evening of Dance delighted parents and friends.

External links

* [ Sackville's Website]

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