Consultation on the proposal to change St Andrew's CE High School for Boys, Worthing from a single sex boys’ school to a co-educational school

Closed 29 Jun 2020

Opened 1 Jun 2020

Results expected 13 Jul 2020

Feedback expected 27 Jul 2020


The County Council is responsible for strategically organising schools to ensure that they work in the most sustainable and effective way to support pupil outcomes.  For school organisation across the County, the aim is to establish a model of robust and sustainable education for all schools and key stages. For school improvement, the aim is to effectively challenge and support schools in order to secure long-term financial sustainability.

This consultation is for pupils, parents/carers, staff,  pupils, governors, the local community and other interested parties.  Please read the 'Statutory Consultation -  Proposal to change St Andrew's CE High School for Boys, Worthing from a single sex boys school to a co-educational school.

Why We Are Consulting

West Sussex County Council, the Diocese and The Local Governing Body of St Andrew's CE High School for Boys, Worthing have agreed to consult on the proposed significant change of character to alter the school from a single sex boys’ school to a co-educational school from September 2021 entry.  At the same time The Director of Education & Skills  will consult on changing  The Forest School, Horsham from a single sex boys’ school to a co-educational school from September 2021 entry. 

We welcome your views on the proposal relating to this school. The local authority will consider all the views put forward during the consultation period before a decision is taken on whether to implement the proposal.

Further details of the consultation and decision making process is outlined in the Consultation on the proposal to change St Andrew's CE High School for Boys, Worthing from a single sex boys’ school to a co-educational school.

Our preferred method of response is for you to complete this online survey.  Alternatively, you can respond as follows:

1. Contact School Organisation & Development Team by emailing

2. Complete the response form at the end of the consultation document and return it via your local school or by post to:

The School Organisation Team (address), West Sussex County Council, Ground Floor, Northleigh, Tower Street, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1RH

Please note: Due to the volume of responses we receive when consulting on school proposals, we will not be able to acknowledge written responses or enter into correspondence with interested parties during or after the consultation period. A list of frequently asked questions will be made available to view online and will be updated throughout the consultation period.

Alternate formats 

If you require this information in an alternative format, please contact us on 0330 22 23049 or via email at If you are deaf or hard of hearing and have an NGT texting app installed on your computer, laptop or smartphone, you can contact us on 18001 0330 22 23049 .

What Happens Next

The consulting and decision making process is oulined below:

Following assessment of the outcome of the consultation the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills will be asked to consider whether to proceed in approving the significant change in character of St Andrew's CE High School for Boys, Worthing to co-educational schools from September 2021.


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