Ofsted visit and other information

We are pleased to inform you that a team from Ofsted will be visiting our Academy on the 17th and 18th October. Please read this information - Letter from the Principal, Letter from Ofsted, School Inspections - a guide for parents.

Traffic information

Please be aware that St Helen’s Road will close to traffic from 7am on Monday, October 9 and is scheduled to reopen at 5pm on Friday, December 1. The closure will be in place 24 hours a day during this time, with a diversion in place via Elphinstone Road, The Ridge, Junction Road and Sedlescombe Road North in both directions. Further information can be found on the East Sussex Highways website.

An interesting lesson with Potemkim, a pigmy hedgehog

A class of Year 8 students were pleasantly surprised when a little visitor attended their science class. Potemkim, a pigmy hedgehog from South Africa, was brought in when they were studying how animals and plants are adapted to survive in their environments. The students loved being able to watch him run around and stroke his spines.

The students wrote a paragraph on how Potemkim is adapted for survival; that he is fast, can run really far and has spines to help protect him from predators. This is a skill they are often asked to do in Biology exam questions.