Bexhill Academy

East Sussex, United Kingdom

Location: East Sussex, United Kingdom
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age range: 11 - 16 years

About Bexhill Academy

BEXHILL ACADEMY – an Attwood Academy we are an exciting and rewarding place to work Bexhill Academy is a mixed, non-denominational, non-selective secondary school situated in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.

The school has approximately 1,270 pupils aged 11-16. It assumed academy status in 2012 and was previously known as Bexhill High School. In 2010, Bexhill Academy moved into newly built, £38 million premises, which were funded by the Building Schools for the Future programme and East Sussex County Council. An additional £6.5 million investment was made in 2015 to further improve the building. Facilities include a dance studio, fitness studio and theatre. 

We are a vibrant and thriving school at the heart of our local community. Situated on the South Coast of England in the beautiful County of East Sussex. The Academy is close to the attractive seaside towns of Eastbourne and Hastings, within easy reach of ‘lively’ Brighton and numerous pretty rural villages. At Bexhill we strive to ensure that we enable each child to become a balanced, happy and articulate person, with the intellectual freedom to be creative; confidence to initiate; flexibility to respond to challenge, change and adversity; compassion to serve others; spirit to enjoy life; integrity to be trustworthy; and motivation to have a lifelong love of learning. 

All staff who work at this Academy are fully committed to working together to secure rapid improvements in all areas and work tirelessly to this end. This strong sense of moral purpose makes Bexhill Academy a uniquely special place to work and we are committed to providing a working environment that encourages all staff to invest in their own professional development and the professional development of their colleagues. As a result the school can now proudly announce that following our recent Ofsted inspection we were judged as a ‘Good’ school.  

Staff are friendly supportive and sociable, there are social evenings and weekly staff sports meets (various sports).  We also have an attendance linked social club allowing staff to collect virtual attendance vouchers through the academic year, which can be used against free or highly subsidised Academy outings such as Christmas trips Bruges, Golf afternoons, shopping trips with vouchers etc. Other benefits include a large free academy car park and secure bike storage area for staff who cycle to work (we have a cycle to work scheme in place). We are also part of the kiddi-vouchers scheme. 

As an Attwood Academy we offer an exciting and rewarding place to work. We look to recruit staff who also wish to make a real difference, staff who have drive, ambition and energy; and who are ready to join us on our journey to ‘Outstanding’. The aim is for Bexhill Academy to be judged to be ‘Outstanding’ by 2019. The single most important factor in ensuring that as a school we achieve our goal is to recruit and retain outstanding staff. If this sounds like the place for you then come and have a look around and talk to us directly


Heidi Brown    

Values and vision 

Bexhill Academy’s motto is “Be remarkable”. It aims to ensure that all students work together as a community, leaving the school as caring, respectful and responsible young adults. The school believes that every child matters, and that if pupils are happy they will succeed in all that they do. Focus, aspiration and independence are at the heart of the school’s values. 

Pupils are encouraged to become resilient learners throughout their time at the school. They are supported to fulfil their potential and pursue their own interests through a range of extra-curricular activities. Bexhill Academy is a member of the Attwood Academies trust. Pupils operate the radio station Bexhill FM, together with students at Bexhill College.    

Ofsted report 

“Trustees are influential and knowledgeable. They understand what makes for successful learning. For example, their recognition of the importance of an effective learning environment and their pursuit of structural surveys to inform their insistent representations for additional capital funding have yielded considerable success." 

View Bexhill Academy’s latest Ofsted report 


Address: Gunters Lane, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 4BY, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1424 730722
What people say about us

'It's nice to see a place going places'

- Lead Ofsted Inspector
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