St Andrew's C of E High School
West Sussex, United Kingdom
About St Andrew's C of E High School
St Andrew’s C of E High School is a Church of England secondary school in West Sussex, serving pupils from the age of 11-16. The secondary school, situated in Worthing has approximately 630 pupils on record. St Andrew’s is at an extremely exciting point of change on our journey. We have welcomed girls for the first time in September 2021, and therefore become a fully inclusive school. This change has also been accompanied the broadening of our curriculum.
By placing a focus on the growth of STEM across our school as a whole, we believe we are better equipping our students for innovation and problem- solving skills that are crucial in the world of work.
A new emphasis on a STEM curriculum will ensure our students develop the skills required to access the future jobs they will be applying for.
Values and vision
Our core values are Trust, Resilience, Patience, Compassion and Kindness.
At St Andrew’s we seek to personify agape love in all that we do to embody and share our core values in every interaction and action each day.
Love fundamentally requires respect to be shown and given to all, and responsibility to always be taken for our own actions. This necessitates forgiveness as we learn and grow together.
In accepting that love comes in many forms, and is not always ‘soft’, we strive to consistently, rigorously and respectfully make wise decisions that nurture, honour and give hope to all.
Our curriculum seeks to develop wisdom and enable all members of our community to reach the full limits of their God-given potential.
“It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
1 Corinthians 13:7 (NIV)
We believe that the development of our staff is fundamental to building and maintaining
a progressive and innovative school. A staff cohort that are life long learners and have high expectations for themselves promotes this same aspirant culture within the students.
Staff are the most valuable resource within a school, and therefore ensuring that they are well supported and valued can only have positive effects on student learning and experiences.
At St Andrew’s we also believe that shared practice enables staff to learn from one another; both from colleagues within our own community and those externally.
Here at St Andrew’s, we aim to support staff in gaining the skills and drive to make the next step in their career, whatever that may be.
Education is not simply a collection of grades obtained at the end of an examination course. Education is about holistic growth, cultural development and spiritual exploration.
The Enrichment programme at St Andrew’s is continually growing to enable all students access to a range of experiences that may otherwise not be available to them. This includes trips to theatres, galleries and concerts; residential camping trips that develop character; sporting opportunities that aren’t within the PE curriculum; charity expeditions abroad; and so much more.
The extra-curricular activites are growing year on year as our vision to ensure every single child has access to culturally rich experiences every academic year becomes more of a reality.
St Andrew's CE High School received its most recent Section 5 Ofsted Inspection in June 2018. The inspection followed a significant period of challenge at St Andrew’s including over a year without a permanent head teacher. The inspectors acknowledged the high standards of pastoral care and safeguarding, and recognised our commitment to providing a broad and balanced education to our students as well as ‘highly effective careers education’ that allows our young men to make sensible and well informed choices. Both student and parent voice was largely very positive and some constructive feedback received.