At a Glance

The idea of Sussex as an affordable fee levying private school network to teach the government syllabus in English Medium. A holistic approach to education with expert tutelage, creative freedom and inspiring innovation is the key to molding our students from core to advanced knowledge preserving the cultural and traditional values. We encourage an interactive student teacher classroom environment to fuel the student's curiosity and enhance self-discovery. We also firmly believe in inculcating intellectual awareness, cultural diversity and a sense of responsibility towards the community, in our student's mind. It is of utmost importance for us as mentors, to empower and expose every young mind with the ocean of possibilities and the diligence needed to achieve them. The school is focused to instill in them that every challenge is worth it and one must work with compassion to overcome apprehension and fear to achieve their goals. The school wishes every child discovers their true potential and builds a better tomorrow for our community.

About Sussex Network

This idea got off the ground when founder Mr. K.A.S. Jayatissa, the Chairman of the Sussex Educational Services Ltd set up the first college which was declared open on the 22th January 2004 at Jambugasmulla, Nugegoda where his own son and daughter were among its first batch of 80 students.

Winning the hearts of the people soon it grew into a large network of 20 colleges spread throughout 8 provinces in the island by 2009. Presently, the college network has 6,000 students, and around 700 teachers. Children at Sussex learn in English Medium in an environment conducive for character building based on Sri Lankan cultural and religious values. It is a joy to witness our colleges celebrate Sinhala–and Hindu New Year and Wesak as much in the same spirit as Christmas, Thaipongal, and Ramadan.

Such values are further cemented by having the respective mother tongue and religion made compulsory for all children with a choice of a link language that ensures communal harmony. They have a choice of subjects such as French and English Literature too in addition to aesthetic and sports as other compulsory co-curriculum pursuits. We are in the forefront of teaching mathematics, science and commerce and also have arrangements in place to coach our students who desire to take up London O/L and A/L examinations as well.

Every college in the network is well equipped with science and computer labs and also exposes our children to learning with computers from Grade 1 upwards so that they become familiar with the innumerable opportunities of access to new knowledge and skills to be leaders capable of facing the challenges of the 21 century global village. Sussex has been awarded ISO certification and has also won National Productivity Awards thrice over in recognition as a leader in quality education in Sri Lanka and recently Sussex Network won Business Excellence Award too.

Why Choose Sussex?

  •  Dynamic setting, friendly ambience and up-to-date learning environment
  •  Qualified and experienced teachers for every subject
  •  All subjects are taught in English medium
  •  Dedicated and supportive individualized attention
  •  Engagement of latest state for the art knowledge technology
  •  Thoughtfully caring and ultra-safe
  •  Smart board equipped classrooms
  •  Model class room ambience
  •  Well-equipped Science and Computer Laboratory
  •  Students are taught to sit for either National O/L & A/L or Edexcel IGCSE & IAL
  •  An average 94% pass rate (Including Maths and Science)
  •  Computer Science/ Robotics/ Aesthetics are compulsory subjects for all students from Grade one
  •  French, Tamil, English Literature & General IT (Compulsory for primary students)
  •  Provision of our very own perfectly standardized text books
  •  Centralized Examination System
  •  Multiple extra-curricular activities (Cricket/ Badminton/ Swimming/ Athletics etc.)
  •  Swimming & Chess (Compulsory for primary students)
  •  Encouragement and facilitation of students participation in Government and inter Sussex competition
  •  Opportunity of student participation in both Government and inter school dancing, music, drama and arts competitions
  •  Ability to transfer within 20 branches of the college network*
  •  We offer an absolutely free scholarship in the event of the breadwinner demise* (*Conditions apply)

The history of Sussex College Network

The Company was first registered with the Registrar of Companies on 11th November, 2002 under the name and style. The Institute of Computerized Accounting Ltd., with its registered office at 153, Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 07 bearing registered number PB 511 as a public Company

The Board of Directors at the inception were as follows:

  • Dr. J.L.B. Kotelawala (Chairman)
  • Mr. K.A.S. Jayatissa (Deputy Chairman)
  • Lady Dr. S.P.C. Kotelawala
  • Mrs. P.K. Karunanayake
  • Ms. Malini Sabaratnam
  • Mr. Lesly Gunaratne

Later Mr. D.B. Andarawewa and Mr. H.M. Sirisena joined as Directors.

The name of the Company was changed to Ceylinco Sussex Educational Services Ltd. on 24th April 2003

changed to Sussex Educational Services Ltd. on 16th December, 2010.

The present Board of Directors consists of the following.

  • Mr. K.A.S. Jayatissa (Chairman)
  • Rev. Dodampahala Rahula Thero
  • Mr. Rohana Wijesinghe

CORPORATE GOALS

  •  Ensuring children to learn in safe environment that are conducive to learning and teaching within an environment that promotes responsibility and respect to support strengthened student performance.
  •  Adhering to government curriculum and appropriate programs, catering to public examinations with improved performance in English medium.
  •  Ensuring that the teachers will have the skill s and knowledge required to teach the curriculum effectively in order to contribute to student achievement.
  •  Funding for the elementary/ secondary system –class room focused and resources fairly allocated, also the system will have an information technology that will prepare students to participate in a knowledge based economy and the society.
  •  Strengthening and promoting English medium education to have access to global educational environment enabling children and youth to face the challenges of the millennium, restoring of Sri Lankan culture. Ensuring easy accessibility to modernized educational facilities by establishing quality schools in appropriate centers.
  •  Maintaining quality with regards to educational provisions in all parts of the country. Ensuring and opening educational provisions to all categories of people of Sri Lanka.

Vision Statement

Caring for children’s education and serving the mankind as a Nation Builder and create true Sri Lankan leaders with a global outlook.

Mission Statement

Develop and implement education to impart knowledge, skills and attitudes to think creatively and critically and to be a role model in the education system and also deepen children’s commitment to live in social harmony and lead human and productive lives in a democratic society.

Rooted In Knowledge

Rooted in Knowledge is etched in all that we do at Greenwood High. Reflecting the core values of our rich heritage, we aspire to build strong foundations for our students based on the most powerful value of all knowledge.

A Fresh Approach

Our vision is to continually use the very latest methods of education. We’re founded on the principle of keeping traditions while having a pragmatic and continuous approach of examining every practice, weigh it against prevailing options and then use the most effective.

Superlative Synergy

The contrast between our motto and vision conveys that the school believes in blending both the old and new, by tapping into the unlimited potential of tomorrow’s technology while still instilling yesterday’s values in our students, which we believe to be the best guiding principle.

Such values are further cemented by having the respective mother tongue and religion made compulsory for all children with a choice of a link language that ensures communal harmony. They have a choice of subjects such as French and English Literature too in addition to aesthetic and sports as other compulsory co-curriculum pursuits. We are in the forefront of teaching mathematics, science and commerce and also have arrangements in place to coach our students who desire to take up London OL and AL examinations as well.

Board of Directors

Founder/Chairman and CEO

Mr. Sunil Jayatissa

B.Sc (Mgt) Sp Hons, FCA, FSCMA, MCMI (UK), ACIS (UK), CIPA. Dip. Acct, Dip. CII (UK)

Erudite Entrepreneur and Educationist Mr. K. A. S. Sunil Jayatissa is bestowed with the distinction and honour of being the Founder / Chairman / Chief Executive Officer of the Sussex College Network. His insatiable passion for education and knowledge sharing has indeed made him a “Cornerstone” of SriLankan Education to be admired and esteemed by illustrious intellectuals of both Government & amp; Non-Governmental Scholastic fraternities.

Senior Management

Head of Academic Development &
Quality Assurance Unit

Mrs. T.M.R.D. Balasooriya

B.A. (Hons) Economics, Dip.in Management, PGD in Education Development, Dip.in Mkg.Management, MBA

Head of Examination and Evaluation Unit

Mr. M. B. S. Boralugoda

Former Commissioner of Examinations Department of Sri Lanka, S.L.E.A.S Class 1

School Houses

Each child becomes a member of one of four different Houses when they join the school. Each House is named after a British University; Cambridge, Oxford, Stanford, Harvard. These Houses form the basis of many activities and competitions across the school.