Welcome to Blatchington Mill School and Sixth Form College

Our school motto is Involvement, Achievement, and Care. In all aspects we aim to excel. At Blatchington Mill School & Sixth Form, we believe, above all else, that education is a transformative force for good. Learning changes what we are and what we can become. It changes how we view others, and it changes how we interact with the world. It reveals our potential, and helps us discover our passions.

Blatchington Mill School’s community is incredibly special. We are a truly inclusive school and our students, staff and families are fully representative of the city in which we live and work. This diversity makes us appreciate difference and celebrate individual strengths. In order to learn well, we must all feel safe and secure. As such, we have unapologetically high standards for behaviour and conduct, and no tolerance for bullying or discrimination. As such, we are graded by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’ for behaviour and safety. We expect a lot of our students, and they respond to the challenge with enthusiasm.

We are celebrating outstanding GCSE results, with 67% of students at GCSE being awarded 5A*-C grades including English and Maths. 28% of entries were awarded A* or A grades. Pass rates alone can be misleading, as students join their secondary schools with varying prior achievement. We are therefore most proud of the fact that our ‘Progress 8’ and ‘Value added’ scores are positive – meaning students made more progress at Blatch than others did nationally. We aim to secure the best for each child and we aim to let no child leave without qualifications, and last year 100% of students were awarded at least one qualification.

We achieve these academic results by ensuring every lesson, every day, is the best it can be. We are nationally recognised for our training and teacher development, and we invest in ensuring we have the very best staff.

We have an open evening in October each year, it is on the 6th this year (2016), but also welcome prospective students and parents to arrange a visit throughout the school year.

School is a place to find yourself – to learn at the very limits of your potential, and in doing so discover who you really are.

Mr Harrold
Headteacher, Blatchington Mill School

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Last updated by A.Harrold Oct 2016