East Sussex School of Circus Arts is a school dedicated to the circus and performing arts based in Hailsham, behind Knockhatch Adventure Park – and now it wants to become a university as well.

This school – with almost 100 students – offers vocational courses in the circus arts.

They have big plans to open the first circus university in East-Sussex! The East Sussex School of Circus Arts (ESSCA) have been working on developing the school campus.

Renato Pires, pictured, the school principal, said “Everyone here at ESSCA has been working very hard to make this happen; and we hope we have the support of the local council and department of education.

“ESSCA been working with projects to support the community through the circus arts including programs such the HAF with East Sussex Council and the Department of Education. We believe not every person was designed to fit in a normal school and we are proud to be different as some students are more physical and not academic.

“We believe that here and in the world of circus arts, there is a space for everyone.”

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