Heathfield in the News

January 2021

BBC Radio Sussex  (Audio Only)

Lockdown 3

Sixth Form student Rachel Sparrow spoke to BBC Sussex the online learning provision, facing another lockdown and the uncertainty facing exam year groups at this time. She spoke on two occasions on 4 and 5 January to the Breakfast Show hosted by Danny Pike.

November 2020

BBC South East

Remembrance  Day

Students at the College marked Remembrance day with a 2 minute silence and linked the day to the theme of 2020, the service of nurses and midwives.  The events at College were filmed by HTV students and featured as part of the BBC South East summary of events around the area on 11th November 2020.

October 2020

Hailsham FM

Vitual Open Evenings & Mornings

Head of Heathfield Community College, Caroline Barlow talks with Neil Povey from Hailsham FM about the college’s arrangements for prospective parents, ahead of the 31st October application deadline for Year 7 places in 2021.

September 2020

ITV Meridian News

Back to School

ITV Meridian visited Heathfield Community College to find out how the return to school post-lockdown had been managed.

August 2020

ITV Meridian News

A Level Results

ITV Meridian visited Heathfield Community College to report on the awarding of 2020 A Level examination outcomes.

March 2020

BBC Radio Sussex  (Audio Only)


BBC Radio Sussex explored the issues relating to Covid-19 before lockdown started

February 2020


Digital Generation

ITN (national) vistied Heathfield to explore an Ofcom report on the Digital Generation

December 2019

BBC South East

My First Vote

Sixth former Bayden was interviewed by BBC South East on voting for the first time in the December 2019 General Election

December 2019

Sunday Politics

County Funding

In the light of the December 2019 General Election Sunday politics interviewed our Headteacher about the impact of school funding cuts

August 2019

ITV Meridian News

GCSE Results

On the release of the 2019 GCSE results Heathfield students spoke of the hard work involved in securing their top grades.

May 2019

The Sunday Times

Inspirational Teachers

“Its about believing in people before they believe in themselves” Mr Hatchard is reunited with an ex student who he inspired as part of the DfE #getintoteaching campaign.

January 2019

BBC Radio Sussex (audio only)

Future Careers

BBC Radio Sussex profiled the Employer Mentoring scheme that is run for some students with the suport of local employers and Wealden Works

January 2019

BBC South East

ESCC Funding

BBC South East spoke to our Headteacher and students about the impact of cuts to local authority funding

June 2018

Sunday Politics

The Music Service

Heathfield musicians make some noise about the proposed cuts to East Sussex Music Service.

February 2018


Defence of the Arts

BBC Education editor Branwyn Jeffries reported from Heathfield about the threat to Arts education in schools

BBC-news_logo February 2018

BBC News School Report Day

News Stories produced by Heathfield Students

July 2017


PM for the day

In the 2017 July General Election campaign the BBC asked “What would you do if you were PM for a day?”

May 2017

BBC South East

Manchester Arena Bombing

Heathfield students speak about the importance of being able to discuss difficult events like the Manchester Arena bombing.

February 2017

Sunday Politics

Education Funding  

In February 2017 our Heathfield Headteacher spoke to Sunday Politics about the pressure being placed on schools due to lack of education funding.  Click here for full programme article

BBC-news_logo February 2017

BBC News School Report Day

News Stories produced by Heathfield Students

BBC-news_logo February 2016

BBC News School Report Day

News Stories produced by Heathfield Students