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Young Leader in Service award

We were delighted to welcome members of the Burgess Hill Lions Club to the Academy this morning to present academy Year 11 student, Sophie with her Young Leader in Service award recognising 50 hours of volunteering in the community.  Such a fantastic achievement - well done, Sophie.  We are very proud of you!

Sussex School Cross country Championships

Year 9 student Lewis came 17th at the Sussex School Cross country Championships held at Water hall on 18th January.  The muddy race had over 120 entries and Lewis ran fantastically averaging 6 min miles. His position means that he qualifies for the Inter-Counties event later in the year.  Congratulations to Lewis.


Are you thinking of becoming a teacher? Train with us!
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Are you an aspiring teacher looking to be trained in a Sussex based academy? Look no further. The University of Brighton Academies Trust ‘Train to Teach’ programmes allow you to train here, at The Burgess Hill Academy – an academy recognised by our community of having confidence in academic success and a place where students thrive. Being a trainee, you will spend most of your 1-year course in our classrooms putting theory into practice. You’ll take on challenges headfirst and be in amongst the action, gaining confidence-boosting experience and most importantly reassurance in your career choice as a teacher. Depending on which route you choose, you could receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) all whilst being provided with personalised support from our highly experienced teachers and tutors. Developing your teaching knowledge, you will also attend training sessions at the University of Brighton, rated by Ofsted as an outstanding provider of initial teacher training.

Would you like to train in an environment where you feel valued with clear, thorough, and transparent assurance to ensure consistency in your development in becoming a teacher? We are the academy for you. You will embrace our curriculum which has been designed to be ambitious for all our pupils which is coherently planned and sequenced, and during your year training with us, you will mould pupils into good citizens, with a sense of responsibility for their actions. Whilst encouraging resilience and social participation within the community, you will be a part of encouraging pupils to develop their individuality and creativity empowering them with the necessary skills and abilities to play a full and inclusive role within society.

There is a variety of choice when it comes to choosing a subject of expertise from Art & Design, Sciences, English, Geography to Modern Languages and Dance. Stuck for choice? There are generous tax-free bursaries and scholarships up to £26,000 available for certain subjects.

Take your first step into the education sector today and discover your options here, where you can apply but also find out more about the bursaries and scholarships you could be eligible for. Help deliver excellence to children’s education.

Train to Teach in: Art & Design | Biology | Chemistry | Dance | English | Geography | Mathematics | Modern Languages | Physics


Open Evening Success

On Tuesday, 5 October we were delighted to open our doors to prospective parents, carers and children to showcase the many amazing things that make The Burgess Hill Academy great. We certainly embraced interacting with one another again, giving families a true feel for what life is like here. From exploring the classrooms, to meeting our wonderful students and teachers who used the opportunity to share their personal experiences around attending and teaching at the Academy. The evening began with a talk from our Interim Principal, Anthony Snape who warmly welcomed prospective families to the Academy. This was followed by talks from Helen Lewis, a member of our Local Board, and a few of our students, all emphasising how we work together to create a powerful learning environment. Student tour guides then took children and their families around to all subject areas where there were stoppages on route to listen to live music from our very own around the campus. There were also opportunities to get in amongst the experiments set up in our science rooms following a covid-secure approach and explore the equipment types in PE, which enabled our newcomers to get a clear picture of what our active curriculum involves.

Lizi Sparasci, Vice Principal was thrilled by the success of the evening, emphasising that

 “Our students were the stars of the show. They are the very best ambassadors for our school”.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for taking the time in coming to our Open Evening and we hope we fulfilled your expectations, enjoying the experience just as much as we did. We are very much looking forward to seeing you and your education grow with everything our Academy has to offer your secondary school journey next year. 

If you were unable to attend our Open Evening, there is still a chance for you to plan a visit. We understand that choosing the right school for your child is an important decision and the best way to start is by seeing the school in person to awaken your vision. We have bookable Open Mornings that will give you the opportunity to meet our teachers and pupils and take a tour during the school day where you will be able to ask questions with a member of senior management whilst seeing us in action. 

Our Open Mornings are held on Thursday 14th and Monday 18th October 2021 at 9:15 – 10:30am. You can book your place by emailing or by calling us on 01444 241691. Alternatively, you can apply for your place today

For any more information about our Academy, please view our Prospectus here.

Please remember that the deadline for applications is 31st October 2021.

We wish you all the very best for this year and we look forward to welcoming you in 2022.                

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