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Our current pupil admission numbers (PAN) for Year 7 is 240 students per year.

In recent years demand for a place at The Sir Robert Woodard Academy has increased greatly, particularly in the area of West Shoreham.

All places at the academy are free and open to children of all abilities and from all backgrounds. The prospectuses for The Sir Robert Woodard Academy and for our Sixth Form, W6, can be viewed or downloaded here.

Our catchment area includes all Lancing and Sompting primary schools and Swiss Gardens, Shoreham Beach and Buckingham Park in Shoreham. 

catchment area from september 2019

There are various public transport options from Shoreham and other surrounding areas, more information on which can be found on our Travel page here.

Our current admissions policy can be found here

Applying for a place at SRWA

Admissions for places at SRWA for prospective students joining years 7 - 11 are coordinated by the West Sussex Admissions Department. To find out more about how to apply for a place at The Sir Robert Woodard Academy, please Contact West Sussex Admissions: or for further information on how to apply please see the West Sussex County Council website.

The deadline for applying for a place at The Sir Robert Woodard Academy in September 2024 is 31st October 2023. All enquiries should be directed to the Admissions Department which can be contacted at 0845 075 1007 or by email at




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