Our academies

Our academies work with each other and Trust colleagues, sharing best practice to make lasting improvements for their pupils, staff and communities.

Our academies are clustered in geographical hubs. Click the links below to read more about them.

UoBAT map of academy locations across East and West Sussex
Blackthorns Community Primary Academy


Principal: Marianne Brand
Academy type: primary
Joined Trust: April 2015
DfE number: 938/2221
Ofsted grade: Outstanding (2018)

Blackthorns Community Primary Academy identifies and values the strengths of every pupil so they can achieve their potential and become lifelong learners. The academy has a published admissions number of 30 and capacity of 210 pupils. It also hosts a special facility for up to 8 children with additional learning needs and speech, language and communication difficulties.

 

Churchwood Primary Academy

Principal: Ros Collett
Academy type: primary
Joined Trust: August 2014
DfE number: 845/2148
Ofsted grade: Good (2017)

Situated in the picturesque setting of Church Wood, this academy has a large playing field, its own Forest School and two acres of beautiful woodland. Churchwood is committed to working in partnership with parents, working tirelessly to ensure high aims and high achievement. Churchwood Primary Academy has a published admissions number of 30 and total capacity of 218 pupils; this includes a special educational needs facility for eight Key Stage 2 pupils with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder combined with speech and language communication difficulties. The academy also hosts a nursery for children aged from 2 years.

 

Desmond Anderson Primary Academy

Principal: Managey Powys
Academy type: primary
Joined Trust: February 2017
DfE number: 938/2244
Ofsted grade: Good (2019)

Desmond Anderson Primary Academy is a dynamic, happy academy, catering for Reception to Year 6 children. It is an expanding school, which now has a published admissions number of 60 and will have a total capacity of 420 pupils. The academy also has a special facility for up to 20 pupils with autism and a nursery for children aged from 2 years.

 

Dudley Infant Academy

Principal: Stuart Maclean
Academy type: infant
Joined Trust: October 2013
DfE number: 845/2128
Ofsted grade: Good (2019)

Dudley Infant Academy’s leaders feel that by working together as a group of schools they will be able to provide the best education for all pupils. Dudley Infant Academy has a published admissions number of 60 and a total capacity of 180 pupils.

 

Hollington Primary Academy

Principal: Julie Reece
Academy type: primary
Joined Trust: August 2014
DfE number: 845/2170
Ofsted grade: Good (2017)

Hollington Primary Academy has a published admissions number of 60 and total capacity of 420 pupils. Its buildings are surrounded by large grassy areas and sports facilities. The academy also hosts a nursery for children aged from 2 years.

 

Holmbush Primary Academy

Principal: Susan Stickley | Lead Principal: Marianne Brand
Academy type: primary
Joined Trust: April 2015
DfE number: 938/2166
Ofsted grade: Good (2018)

Holmbush Primary Academy provides a safe, attractive and stimulating learning environment for over 200 pupils ages 4 to 11. The classrooms are extremely well resourced; light, bright and airy and much larger than average-sized primary classrooms. It has a published admissions number of 30 and total capacity of 210 pupils. It also hosts Little Learners, a nursery for 3 and 4 year olds.

 

Lindfield Primary Academy

Principal: Marcus Still
Academy type: primary
Joined Trust: August 2015
DfE number: 938/2257
Ofsted grade: Good (2018)

Lindfield Primary Academy is a happy and friendly academy focused on learning. Its pupils are polite, respectful, well behaved and proud. The academy is a well-resourced setting where high expectations, good teaching and a dedicated staff mean each pupil, as an individual, is both supported and challenged, whatever their ability. It has a published admissions number of 90 and total capacity of 630 pupils.

 

Pound Hill Infant Academy logo

Executive Principal: Caroline Thayre
Academy type: infant
Joined Trust: August 2015
DfE number: 938/2150
Ofsted grade: Outstanding (2014)

Pound Hill Infant Academy is a welcoming, inspiring school which strives to ensure that all pupils reach their potential. Every pupil is treated as an individual and provided with a happy, engaging environment where they can flourish. It has a published admissions number of 90 and total capacity of 270 pupils.

 

Robsack Wood Primary Academy

Principal: Alice Pascoe-Hale | Executive Principal: Caroline Thayre
Academy type: primary
Joined Trust: August 2014
DfE number: 845/2161
Ofsted grade: Outstanding (2010)

Robsack Wood is an exciting, exuberant and welcoming academy where children from 3 months to 11 years old flourish in a safe and stimulating environment. The academy has impressive facilities - including extensive grounds with a large grassed playing field, adjacent woodlands, garden areas and animal areas with chickens and ducks - to ensure pupils are able to learn in exceptional environments that promote creativity and motivation. It has a published admissions number of 60 and total capacity of 420 pupils. The academy hosts a nursery for children aged from 3 months.

 

Silverdale Primary Academy

Principal: Jonathan Morris
Academy type: primary
Joined Trust: February 2015
DfE number: 845/2127
Ofsted grade: Good (2018)

Silverdale Primary Academy has extensive and beautiful grounds and very large playing fields, as well as an indoor heated swimming pool on site, a rainforest themed library, a Forest Schools outdoor learning area and a large bank of ICT resources. It has a published admissions number of 90 and total capacity of 630 pupils.

 

The Baird Primary Academy

Principal: Carly Welch
Academy type: primary
Joined Trust: January 2014
DfE number: 845/2011
Ofsted grade: Good (2019)

The Baird Primary Academy has a team of talented professionals who share the aspiration that Every Child Succeeds. The academy offers a creative and innovative curriculum to excite and engage all pupils. It has a published admissions number of 60 and total capacity of 420 pupils, although there is currently an additional ‘bulge’ year group moving up through the academy. The academy also hosts a nursery for children aged from 3 years.

 

The Burgess Hill Academy

Principal: Jon Francies
Academy type: secondary
Joined Trust: August 2016
DfE number: 938/4012
Ofsted grade: Good (2019)

At The Burgess Hill Academy pupils experience an innovative and dynamic approach to learning in all their lessons, as well as high-quality pastoral care. The academy is committed to ensuring that every pupil leaves with the qualifications, enrichment experiences and employability skills they need for life. It has a published admissions number of 240 and total capacity of 1200.

 

The Hastings Academy

Principal: Hilary Morawska
Academy type: secondary
Joined Trust: August 2011
DfE number: 845/4612
Ofsted grade: Good (2018)

The Hastings Academy has a formidable reputation for high standards and innovation, delivered by a team of talented professional staff. It has a published admissions number of 180 (900 pupils in total) and hosts a special facility for up to 10 young people with speech, language and communication difficulties. The academy moved into a brand new building in February 2013 and year 7 is now oversubscribed for entry.

 

The St Leonards Academy logo

Interim Principal: Hannah Carter
Academy type: secondary
Joined Trust: August 2011
DfE number: 845/4611
Ofsted grade: Good (2017)

The St Leonards Academy was nationally recognised for its exceptional 2016 performance by the Schools, pupils and Teachers network (SSAT). Educational Outcomes data analysis from SSAT has shown that the academy is in the top 10% of schools nationally for progress. The academy has a published admissions number of 300 (1500 pupils in total) and hosts a special facility for up to 20 young people with physical disabilities and severe autism.

 

West St. Leonards Primary Academy

Acting Principal: Dominic O'Regan
Academy type: primary
Joined Trust: October 2013
DfE number: 845/2007
Ofsted grade: Good (2016)

West St Leonards Primary Academy has a published admissions number of 60 and total capacity of 420 pupils. The academy also hosts a special facility for up to 12 children with moderate learning difficulties and physical disabilities.

 

Address: Blackthorns Close, Lindfield, West Sussex, RH16 2UA
Email: office@blackthornsprimaryacademy.org.uk
Phone: 01444 454866
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Address: Church in the Wood Lane, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN38 9PB
Email: office@churchwoodprimaryacademy.org.uk
Phone: 01424 852326
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Address: Anderson Rd, Tilgate, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 5EA
Email: office@desmondandersonprimaryacademy.org.uk
Phone: 01293 525596
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Address: Harold Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN35 5NJ
Email: office@dudleyinfantacademy.org.uk
Phone: 01424 422981
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Address: Hollington Old Lane, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN38 9DS
Email: office@hollingtonprimaryacademy.org.uk
Phone: 01424 851783
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Address: Hawkins Crescent, Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex, BN43 6TN
Email: office@holmbushprimaryacademy.org.uk
Phone: 01273 592471
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Address: School Lane, Lindfield, West Sussex, RH16 2DX
Email: office@lindfieldprimaryacademy.org.uk
Phone: 01444 482524
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Address: Crawley Lane, Pound Hill, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 7EB
Email: office@phiacademy.org.uk
Phone: 01293 873975
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Address: Whatlington Way, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN38 9TE
Email: office@robsackwoodprimaryacademy.org.uk
Phone: 01424 853521
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Address: Perth Road, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN37 7EA
Email: office@silverdaleprimaryacademy.org.uk
Phone: 01424 448100
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Address: Parker Road, Hastings, West Sussex, TN34 3TH
Email: office@thebairdprimaryacademy.org.uk
Phone: 01424 425670
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Address: Station Road, Burgess Hill, West Sussex, RH15 9EA
Email: office@theburgesshillacademy.org.uk
Phone: 01444 241691
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Address: Rye Road, Hastings, East Sussex, TN35 5DN
Email: office.tha@hasla.org.uk
Phone: 01424 711950

 

Address: Edinburgh Road, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN38 8HH
Email: tslaoffice@hasla.org.uk
Phone: 01424 448740
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Address: Harley Shute Road, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex, TN38 8BX
Email: office@wslprimaryacademy.org.uk
Phone: 01424 422080
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