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

Over the course of the past three years demand for a place at The Sir Robert Woodard Academy has increased greatly, particularly in the area of West Shoreham.

There are public transport options from Shoreham and other surrounding areas, more information on which can be found on our Travel page here. In 2017 the Academy went out to consultation about extending the catchment area, the results coming into effect in 2018. The new catchment area, to include the primary schools of Swiss Gardens, Shoreham Beach and Buckingham Park, is shown below. The full admissions policy for 2020/21 can be found here

catchment area from september 2019

Admissions for places at SRWA for prospective students joining years 7 - 11 are co-ordinated 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 Year 7 places at The Sir Robert Woodard Academy in September 2021 is 31st October 2020. All enquiries should be directed to the Admissions Department who can be contacted on 0845 075 1007 or by email at

Due to the constraints of the coronavirus pandemic, this year we were unable to invite prospective parents to an in-person Open Evening and instead showcased the Academy at a virtual event on the 1st October 2020.

Prospective Sixth Form students and their parents are invited to attend an open evening on Thursday 15th October. Applications to join the Sixth Form should be sent direct to The Sir Robert Woodard Academy and can be submitted at any time during the academic year.

There are 240 available places in all lower school years. 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 downloaded via the links on this page.

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