Bohunt School Worthing

Name Bohunt School Worthing
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address 65a Broadwater Road, Worthing, BN14 8AH
Phone Number 01903601361
Type Academy
Age Range 11-16
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 893 (63.9% boys 36.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.3
Academy Sponsor Bohunt Education Trust
Local Authority West Sussex
Percentage Free School Meals 12.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 7.9%
Persistent Absence 14%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.6%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (19 September 2018)
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Information about this school

Bohunt School Worthing is an averaged-sized secondary school. The school opened for the first time in September 2015. The school is sponsored by BET. The trust has worked with school leaders to provide strategic direction in order to improve the school. The trust delegates aspects of governance to the local governing body. The board of trustees is the accountable body for all schools in BET. The large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged is below the national average for secondary schools. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is below the national average for secondary schools.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher has established a culture of high ambition through his enthusiasm and passion. He has been ably supported by his leadership team. They have set the school on a path of continual improvement. Pupils make good progress across year groups and in a range of subjects. They achieve particularly well in English and mathematics. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good. Teachers use careful planning to interest and motivate pupils. Consequently, pupils make strong progress. Pupils behave well in lessons and around school. They act respectfully towards each other and staff. Bohunt Education Trust (BET) provides high-quality support. This ensures that leaders are challenged and that teachers are well trained. The rich curriculum provides pupils with a wide range of subjects. Pupils enjoy a variety of educational visits and extra-curricular activities. In previous years, the number of fixed-term exclusions was higher than the national average. Leaders have been successful in reducing fixed-term exclusions but the number is still too high for disadvantaged pupils. Pupils? personal development and welfare are outstanding. Staff and pupils enjoy excellent relationships and pupils are very well cared for. Pupils take a leading role in promoting their own safety. As a result, pupils have a deep understanding of how to keep themselves safe. Attendance is broadly average and has improved over the past three years. Few pupils are persistently absent. Governors are dedicated to school improvement but they do not routinely use information on pupils? progress to challenge leaders on the effectiveness of their actions.