New Sixth Form Centre and Student Café

Situated in the South Downs National Park, new structures and developments must be carefully considered to be in sympathy with their surroundings. Yet within this, there are amazing opportunities to transform existing buildings and to give them a new purpose bringing benefits to the school community. The College is currently working on two of these exciting conversions, both of which will be of benefit across the Lancing student community. A new Sixth Form Centre is being created in the heart of the school in the Lower Quad. Positioned in a prime location previously occupied by the school Café, this will be a dedicated space for the Sixth Form where they can gather and meet friends, enjoy a coffee, and play table tennis.

The Centre will also feature some study space and a Careers/Higher Education hub. Students are currently involved in the design and fit out of the new centre. We anticipate the new Sixth Form Centre will be open from early summer 2024 and in good time for the new academic year in September.

Whilst students often meet each other in House common rooms and their individual studies, we believe that a combined and more significant space at the heart of the College signals the collegiate nature and importance of the Sixth Form experience here at the College.

Head Master, Dominic Oliver


The second development is the conversion of two of our four Eton Fives courts into a student Café facility named Fives. This is an exciting project that will revitalise the Second’s Quad area for students offering not only the new Café, but a refreshed landscaped external seating area as well as refurbishing the two remaining north Fives courts. The Café scheme has been developed by Miller Bourne architects from Brighton. The design has been specified with sustainability in mind and the Café will be heated by air source heat pumps. The existing building fabric is being thermally upgraded and building products have been selected with a focus on sustainability. Work started in late August, and we are looking forward to using the new Café early in January 2024.