|Type||Sixth form college|
|Principal||Mr Peter Corrigan|
|Location||1 Sanditon Way
|Local authority||West Sussex|
|DfE URN||130845 Tables|
Worthing College is a further education college providing education for 16-19 year olds.
The site directly descends from the former Worthing High School for Boys on Bolsover Road, or also known as Worthing Grammar School. It had been on the site since 1963, changing to a sixth form college in 1974. Worthing High School for Boys had opened on Broadwater Road in 1924.
The girls' grammar school, Gaisford Girls' High School, previously Worthing High School for Girls and located on a separate site in Gaisford Road, became Worthing High School in 1974. At the same time Worthing Technical High School became Durrington High School.
Worthing College is now run by Mr Peter Corrigan.
In July 2013 the college relocated to a brand new campus at 1 Sanditon Way, which was converted from Aviva's Regional Headquarters to accommodate a new and dynamic learning environment for post 16 education in Worthing.
It offers a range of courses and facilities for sixth form students, adult students, those in employment and visiting international students, offering over 65 AS/A Level & BTEC courses.
Worthing College has state of the art classrooms and laboratories, 8 Learning Zones designed to develop independent learning skills, a Performing Arts Centre known as the Sealight Theatre, Art and Design, Media and Film Studies all equipped with the latest technology. It also boasts a very successful Sports Academy and an on site fitness gym, open to all students and staff.
The College has recently recorded its best ever A Level Results with a 97.3% Pass Rate, which is 1% above the national average.
Worthing High School for Boys
- Sir David Akers-Jones CMG, Chief Secretary of Hong Kong from 1985-7
- Rt Rev Frederick Andrew Amoore, Bishop of Bloemfontein from 1967–82
- Mick Farren, journalist, author and singer
- Martin Fleischmann, Professor of Chemistry at Imperial College London from 1983-7, and President of the International Society of Electrochemistry from 1970-2
- Stanley Gill, Professor of Computing from 1964-70 at Imperial College London, and President of the British Computer Society from 1967-8, and invented the first computer subroutine
- Billy Idol (William Broad), circa 1974
- Simon Mayo, Worthing Sixth-Form College 1974-76
- Admiral Mark Stanhope OBE, First Sea Lord of the Royal Navy: the chief officer