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Open Evening

We are looking forward to hosting a virtual open evening this year!

Please see the links below to join us on TEAMs for a live event.


Dear Parent/Carer

Ordinarily it would be my pleasure to invite you to visit us at The Burgess Hill Academy Open Evening which should have taken place on Thursday 8th October. This event is always popular and extremely well attended. However, this is no ordinary year. Therefore, I warmly invite you to attend one of our Live Virtual Open Evening Talks.  

These will still happen on Thursday 8th October, and parents have the choice of which talk to attend which will take place via Teams.  Each talk will also include a guided tour of the academy recorded during the school day and the opportunity to ask questions.

Thursday 8th October – 6pm Virtual Open Evening Talk

Thursday 8th October – 7pm Virtual Open Evening Talk

Thursday 8th October – 8pm Virtual Open Evening Talk

This is a very exciting time at the academy.  We celebrated our Good in all areas Ofsted in May 2019 and my focus is on continuous improvement as we embark on our journey to become an outstanding school.  This year we embarked on an extensive refurbishment programme, with many new classrooms, science labs, as well as very old windows and fascias replaced.  We have also extended the school hall so that students can enjoy their breaks in an outdoor covered dining area. We have seen record numbers of new students at The Academy moving from 5 forms to 8 forms of entry.

We aim to deliver the highest quality of education for your sons and daughters so that they can achieve their academic potential, develop their talents and fulfil their future ambitions.  ‘Believe in your best’ will guide our school community – our students, parents and staff - as we work together to create an academy for the Burgess Hill community to be proud of.

I look forward to welcoming you to our virtual open evening.

Jon Francies


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Open Evening update from Mid Sussex Heads

Dear Parents and Carers,

Early in the Autumn term all Mid-Sussex secondary schools traditionally hold Open Evening events for families with students in Year 6. These events are always popular and extremely well attended. Sadly, the current restrictions on gatherings and social distancing mean that it is not possible or appropriate to invite you into our schools as we normally would.

Having discussed this between all the schools in Mid-Sussex it is clear that we will need to provide opportunities for you to gain a feel for the schools initially online with virtual open evenings and virtual tours. The details of these events will be available on each school website. ​

We are very sorry that we cannot welcome you into​ our schools at this time but will look for opportunities later in the year to engage and support all families with the transition and plans for secondary school. 

We hope you are all safe and well and that your children have had a good start to Year 6 and have a happy and successful year.

Below are the current scheduled dates for Open Evenings, but please bear in mind that these may be subject to change:

Warden Park Secondary Academy - Wednesday 23rd September

St Paul’s Catholic College - Thursday 24th September

Oathall Community College -Tuesday 19th September

Downlands Community School - Thursday 1st October

The Burgess Hill Academy - Thursday 8th October

On behalf of Mid Sussex Headteachers and Principals.

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