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Our School

I am delighted to welcome you to The Burgess Hill Academy website.

I am proud to lead both talented and well qualified staff who hold a firm belief in all of our students' abilities to achieve both academically and as individuals. Our motto, ‘Believe in your best’, encourages all of our students to dream big and strive to achieve excellence in everything that they do. In joining The Burgess Hill Academy, your child will experience an innovative and dynamic approach to learning in all of their lessons; a curriculum that inspires and promotes a love of reading. Students will also experience high quality pastoral care throughout their time here. At The Burgess Hill Academy, every member of staff is here to support and nurture our wonderful students as they develop and grow. We actively celebrate their effort and achievement.

We promote a positive culture of exemplary behaviour at all times, both in the academy and within the community. This is a non-negotiable and we support every student in achieving this. We have numerous leadership opportunities at the academy and we also celebrate culture and diversity, promote wellbeing and provide all students with the knowledge and understanding to live happy and successful adult lives.

We are committed to ensuring that every child will leave with the qualifications, enrichment experiences and employability skills they need for life beyond The Burgess Hill Academy. Furthermore, we encourage students to take part in the many and varied extra-curricular opportunities on offer.

This is an exciting time in our journey and I look forward to working with parents, staff and students, to create an exceptional school that will ensure a successful future for the young people of Burgess Hill. We recognise that as a partnership, we can ensure that every student believes in their best and grows as an individual. Communication is paramount to this process and we regularly welcome families to the academy.

I hope you find all the information you require on this website. Please do not hesitate to contact us to ask for any further information or to arrange a visit.

Karen Clinton

We are part of a family of academies

We are proud to be part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust, a distinguished organisation dedicated to nurturing and supporting infant, primary, and secondary academies throughout Sussex.

As a family of academies, we collectively pursue common goals and ambitions guided by our shared mission, vision, and values.

Our association with the University of Brighton lends invaluable enrichment to the Trust. Drawing upon their esteemed sponsorship and extensive experience in working with schools, we strive to create an environment where our pupils are not only inspired to excel but also cultivate a lifelong passion for learning.

The benefits of being an academy include:

  • Access to expert advice and support from our lead sponsor, the University of Brighton, to further develop our teaching
  • Support and expertise from a dedicated professional services team, who help all our academies grow and develop every year
  • Curriculum freedoms; as an academy we can develop learning that really excites children
  • The continuation of our distinctive and inclusive ethos
  • The resources we need to move our good school to outstanding.

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