Haywards Heath College

THEME: Skills

AREA: West Sussex

Providing learning opportunities through high quality space

Delivery Body: Chichester College Group

Theme: Skills

Coast to Capital LGF Allocation: £1.2m

Match Funding Contribution: £1.21m

Project Status: Delivering


Summary of Project

Haywards Heath College has been closed since 2017 due to a declining profile for high quality provision which in turn led to declining roll numbers and long standing financial and quality challenges. The closure has resulted in students travelling to alternative locations to study, and with the large number of housing coming forward for Mid Sussex it is important that there is a high quality skills provision to meet this demand.


For this reason, Chichester College group are re-opening the college in September 2020, to provide high quality post 16 education to residents of Mid Sussex and the surrounding areas. The project has been awarded Local Growth Funding to help equip and refurbish the site in order to deliver high quality teaching and learning spaces to meet the student's needs.


The College's focus will be on providing high quality, demand-led post 16 education. A-levels and vocational provision including T-levels will be the core offer but Haywards Heath College will also develop specialisms to attract learners from across the Wider Gatwick Diamond and Coast to Capital area. The college will also look to deliver training to meet community and business.


Key Outputs

  • 70 New Jobs
  • 5 Safeguarded Jobs
  • 11,775sqm refurbished learning facilities
  • 941 New learners
  • 40 New Apprentices

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