Sir Robert Woodard Academy, West Sussex

Completion Date 2011

Contract Value £28m

Client West Sussex County Council/The Woodard Trust

Located in Sompting, and formerly known as Boundstone Community College, Sir Robert Woodard Academy had a capacity for 1400 pupils aged 11-19. Since achieving Academy status, it has been awarded specialisms in both Performing Arts and Mathematics. The layout and concept for the new Academy respond to the Sponsor’s vision and ethos. The Woodard Trust’s leadership structure and pastoral arrangements are based on the creation of six small schools known as the ‘Chapters’ – one caters for Year 7 students, four are for 12-16 students and one is for Sixth Form students. Each Chapter is a vertical unit of up to 240 students plus support staff and represents a separate identity within the main school.