New Eastbourne technology academy gets £10m for revamp

A technology academy in East Sussex has been given £10m by the government for new or improved buildings.

The Eastbourne Academy said it would provide state-of-the-art facilities for its 900 students.

The academy opened in September after East Sussex County Council voted to close Eastbourne Technology College.

Keith Pailthorpe, the academy's principal, said: "We are determined to raise aspirations in our local community."

East Sussex County Council jointly sponsors the all-ability academy with Sussex Downs College and further support from the University of Brighton.

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