Worthing church school to admit girls from September 2021

A faith school in Worthing is to admit girls from September 2021, the first time in nearly 100 years the school has been co-ed.
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St Andrew’s School (STA) Church of England school was founded in 1897 and prides itself on being a positive and collaborative place to learn.

Jonathan Morris, executive headteacher, said: “This is a hugely exciting development for the school and the young people of Worthing.

“Since announcing this news we have been inundated with well-wishers and the numbers of people wanting to take a Covid secure tour of the school and meet a leadership team member of staff has exceeded all expectations.

“We have had to add additional dates to accommodate everyone who wishes to visit. That tells us that people are intrigued by the ‘new’ co-ed school for Worthing that is firmly founded on Christian principles.”

In January, the new headteacher, Ms Mia Lowney, joins the school. Ms Lowney is determined that the curriculum offered reflects the needs of boys and girls and there are plans underway to enhance the school’s already good facilities to accommodate a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) focused curriculum.

Ms Lowney said she was thrilled to be given the honour of being the first headteacher in recent times of St Andrew’s as a co-ed school.

She added: “I appreciate the excellent tradition of St. Andrew’s (increasingly known as STA) and want to retain the school's excellent inclusive and pastoral reputation. In addition, we will make sure that the outcomes for our students are the highest they can be.”

More details can be found on the school’s dedicated website for admissions for the September 2021 term, which is being added to daily.

There you can view videos, read up on information or posts questions, and a member of the school team will reply to you in person.