About us

The Adult College for Rural East Sussex (ACRES) manages the adult learning programme in Hailsham, Heathfield and Uplands Community Colleges, and Uckfield Community Technology College. It serves the rural area of East Sussex and provides courses in Crowborough, Hailsham, Uckfield and Wadhurst and their surrounding areas.

The management of the College is overseen by a Board made up of the Principals of the Community Colleges and a representative of East Sussex County Council.

ACRES’ Mission is to enable the delivery of high quality adult learning opportunities which reflect the differing needs of the individuals and communities we serve.

ACRES aims to be recognised as a successful and responsive facilitator of excellent adult learning opportunities for the rural area of East Sussex.

In support of our mission our core values which we aim to adhere to are:

ACRES received an Ofsted Inspection in February 2013 and the full report can be accessed by clicking here.