is a British co-educational independent school
for day and boarding pupils aged 13–18, situated on the south coast of England, included in the Tatler list of top public schools. The College's current headmaster is Simon Davies. The College was founded by the Duke of Devonshire
and other prominent Eastbourne
citizens in 1867 and has been growing ever since. While the College began as an all-boys' school it has in the last 40 years become co-educational.
The College is located in the Lower Meads area of Eastbourne
, in a mainly residential area. Most of the school buildings are on a central campus area but many others are scattered in the immediate vicinity, such as the Beresford hockey and the links rugby pitches.
The motto, Ex Oriente Salus
, is a play on "Eastbourne", meaning "The havenfrom the East".Salus also means health.
In 2005 the school was one of fifty of the country's leading private schools which were found guilty of running an illegal price-fixing cartel, exposed by The Times
, which had allowed them to drive up fees for thousands of parents.
Eastbourne College Houses
- Day Houses:
- Blackwater (Girls)