Eastbourne is situated at the eastern end of the South Downs National Park and boasts as a backdrop the iconic Seven Sisters chalk cliffs as well as the dramatic Beachy Head. It has extensive safe beaches. The main town lies sheltered to the east of the cliffs helping to contribute to its sunshine record and making it officially the sunniest place in Great Britain!
With a current population of around 90,000 the modern town has gently emerged from its mid 19th century origins as a Victorian seaside resort. Assisted by the arrival of the railway in 1849 and Queen Victoria’s endorsement of the benefits of sea air and bathing, the town retains a cultured and pleasant air. With a seafront promenade of over four miles in length, sub-tropical flora, a wonderful climate, and a quiet charm and elegance, it is a safe and delightful place to bring up children. In addition it has four main theatres, cinemas and a newly opened Towner art gallery all within a mile of St Andrew’s Prep.