Partner launch day at our new Chichester centre


Aspire Sussex held an official opening ceremony for their new Adult Education Centre in Chichester today, on Valentine’s day. The new Adult Education Centre, based on the High School campus off Kingsham Road in Chichester, has an exciting programme of day, weekend and evening courses starting after the Easter holiday.

Richard Burrett, West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, cut the ribbon to open the centre and then spoke to a room full of partner organisations including local businesses, voluntary organisations and local authorities. Richard Burrett said: “This new Adult Education Centre will increase access to a wide range of learning opportunities which will be extremely beneficial for our local community. It is really pleasing to see the scale of resources available at this new centre.”

The new centre has three classrooms and a multi-purpose hall and is equipped to deliver a range of courses including; fitness, arts and crafts, computing, languages and employability skills. Robyn Kohler, Chief Executive of Aspire Sussex said, “We are really excited about the launch of our new centre and the opportunity to build a new programme of courses for people living in and around Chichester to enjoy and learn new skills. We were thrilled to meet so many organisations at our launch and look forward to working in partnership with them to design learning programmes for their staff and clients”.

Aspire Sussex provides community-based Adult Education across West Sussex that responds to the needs of our local communities. We are funded by and work in partnership with, West Sussex County Council to ensure that residents of West Sussex can access the skills and training they need to succeed.

The full range of day, evening and weekend courses to be held in our new centre can be found on our website, in brochures available in Chichester library or by calling us. Website:, or contact us on 0345 601 0161 – why not try something new in 2018!