The Sir Robert Woodard Academy

West Sussex, United Kingdom

Location: West Sussex, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 18 years

About The Sir Robert Woodard Academy

Named for a Royal Navy Rear-Admiral, The Sir Robert Woodard Academy is a co-educational secondary academy first opened in 2009 as a direct replacement for the former Boundstone Community College. The school is located in the village of Sompting, West Sussex, and has around 1400 pupils aged 11-18, making it larger than the average secondary school. The school is sponsored by Woodard Schools, a large group of Anglican primary and secondary schools both state and independent, and is part of the Woodard Academies Trust along with five other academies.


Mr Kieran Scanlon

Values and Vision

The Sir Robert Woodard Academy works hard to promote a strong learning environment for its students, as well as foster a sense of community and responsibility. The progress of individual students is carefully considered, being taught in flexible ability-based groups throughout the school. Outside of the classroom, the personal and social development of students is considered of paramount importance, with a wide variety of clubs and sports on offer designed to help pupils grow into responsible and hard-working adults.


“Pupils achieve well in English and GCSE pass rates are above average in sports, the performing arts and work-related subjects. The sixth form is good. Sixth formers are good role models for pupils. An increasing number go on to university. Pupils are well cared for and feel safe. Many behave well, work hard and enjoy their lessons.”

The full report into The Sir Robert Woodard Academy can be found here.

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Address: Upper Boundstone Lane, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 9QZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1903 767434