Worthing College

Worthing College
Established 1973
Type Sixth form college
Principal Paul Riley
Location 1 Sanditon Way
Worthing
West Sussex
BN14 9FD
England
50°49′08″N 0°24′33″W / 50.81878°N 0.40916°W / 50.81878; -0.40916Coordinates: 50°49′08″N 0°24′33″W / 50.81878°N 0.40916°W / 50.81878; -0.40916
Local authority West Sussex
DfE URN 130845 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Gender Coeducation
Website Worthing College

Worthing College is a further education college.

The College is situated in Broadwater, in the town of Worthing on the south coast of England.

History

Grammar school

The school directly descends from the former Worthing High School for Boys on Bolsover Road, also known as Worthing Grammar School. It had been on that site since 1963, changing to a sixth form college in 1974. Worthing High School for Boys had opened on Broadwater Road in 1924.[1]

The girls' grammar school, Gaisford Girls' High School, previously Worthing High School for Girls, located on a separate site in Gaisford Road, became Worthing High School in 1974. At the same time Worthing Technical High School became Durrington High School.

In July 2013 the college relocated to a new campus at 1 Sanditon Way, which was converted from Aviva's Regional Headquarters.

Admissions

It offers a range of courses and facilities for sixth form students, adult students, those in employment and visiting international students, offering over 65 AS/A Level & BTEC courses.

Worthing College has classrooms and laboratories, 8 Learning Zones designed to develop independent learning skills, a Performing Arts Centre known as the Sealight Theatre, Art and Design, Media and Film Studies. It has a Sports Academy and an on site fitness gym, open to all students and staff.

Academic performance

The 2016 Ofsted report gave a number of findings for the college being a good provider and others showing why it was not yet an outstanding provider. Overall it was good.[2] The 2013 Ofsted report had said it required improvement in several areas.[2]

In 2016 the College recorded its 'best ever' A Level Results with a 98.8% Pass Rate.[3]

Notable alumni

Worthing High School for Boys

References

  1. "Head boys go back to Worthing HIgh School classroom". Worthing Herald. Retrieved 7 September 2017.
  2. 1 2 enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk, Ofsted Communications Team. (5 November 2010). "Find an inspection report". www.ofsted.gov.uk. Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  3. "A-level results: Worthing College".

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