Important Information


Reception is closed until Monday 9 August.

Reception will be open from 9am-3pm every day from Monday 9 August until 8am on Tuesday 31 August inclusive (except for Results Days – 10 & 12 August – when Reception will be open from 8am-3.30pm).

Please do continue to use email as your first form of communication and bear in mind that many of our staff will be on annual leave during this period.

Please continue to check our website for any updates. FAQs with our latest information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found HERE

Elena Gillies

Department of Education

Before starting at BHASVIC (2009-2011), I attended the wonderful (and now sadly closed) Towers Covent School in Steyning. At BHASVIC, I struggled through Maths and Critical Thinking in my first year before deciding upon English Literature, French, History and the AQA Baccalaureate in the second year. Following a gap year, I read English Literature and Language at King’s College London - a short train-ride from Brighton but an entirely different world. Wellcome Trust took me in on their Graduate Scheme, providing insight into a uniquely well-funded global health research charity. From there, I went to work in Public Health England’s parliamentary team before eventually landing in the Private Office for the Education Secretary covering further education and skills policy; easily the most compelling role I've taken on in what's been a very tumultuous time.