The school’s site had been included in a package of land being considered for redevelopment but the county gave notice of withdrawing it last year and said it wouldn’t be included again unless there was a good business case for doing so.
Sean Hambrook told the joint regeneration committee that the performance of the school – along with a number of other Uckfield schools – had become “extremely good of late”.
He said that would be helped by the fact that the school could continue to operate for the foreseeable future and any regeneration project was unlikely to come forward until the mid 2020s at the earliest.
He added children starting at Holy Cross in the next couple of years would be able to complete their education in the school and that would give some comfort and certainty to parents wishing to select the high performing educational environment for their children.
Mr Hambrook also confirmed that the diocese was investing in the school. “This all helps towards an increase in performance which we hope will be sustained.”