Red Balloon Worthing

Head’s Welcome

Red Balloon Worthing opened in September 2022 and has a thriving and caring community.

I am really thrilled to have been involved in the establishment of the Centre, working closely with learners, parents/carers, staff, volunteers and governors, to ensure we provide a homely and safe environment where young people can learn.

I am passionate about working with young people and helping them discover a life-long love of learning.

Many of our learners have had to overcome great challenges in order to regain their confidence and self- worth. The Red Balloon Team are committed to supporting our learners to achieve personal success and prepare for life in the wider world.

I have worked in education for 30 years as a teacher, senior leader, SENDCO, Designated Safeguarding Lead and now as Head of Centre.

It is my great privilege to continue to lead and build on the strong foundations of Red Balloon Worthing.

Kim Anderson
Head of Centre

About Red Balloon in Worthing

Our Centre is situated in Windsor Road, East Worthing in a quiet, residential street very close to the beach. Our core purpose is to provide high-quality learning experiences for our young people, alongside therapeutic and wellbeing activities, to
help them get their lives back on track.

The Centre is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 am until 3pm and can accommodate up to 20 young people, who have self-excluded from mainstream school because of anxiety, severe bullying or other traumatic experiences. The Centre feels more like a home than a school with large spaces for outdoor and indoor activities including a Food Technology room and Science lab. The gardens are magnificent and will enable our young people to grow their own foods as well as enjoy outdoor activities
to support their wellbeing.

Windsor Road has excellent transport links and is close to a range of shops, cafes and local amenities including a leisure centre, parks and the seafront.

How to enrol

  • To enquire about a place at Red Balloon Worthing please complete this short form.
  • To discuss enrolling on Red Balloon of the Air, please email or call 01223 354338.

Find out more about who we help, what we offer and our admissions criteria.

Support Red Balloon Worthing – how you can help

Thank you for wanting to make a difference for traumatised children in Worthing. There are lots of ways you can help, including:

  • Making a donation – click the button below to donate directly to Red Balloon Worthing via JustGiving
  • Helping to spread the word – tell friends and family about us, and follow and share with us on social media – you can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn

  • “Thanks to the amazing supportive team and the welcoming, relaxed and homely environment, our son is flourishing at Red Balloon Worthing.”

    From the Red Balloon Worthing Centre

  • “Josh has learned he can trust the staff who have been so supportive; they have built his resilience and confidence hugely, both at the Centre and with life in general.”

    From the Red Balloon Worthing Centre

  • “Emily is a different child since joining Red Balloon”

    From the Red Balloon Worthing Centre

  • “Our son has gone from being out of school, unable to attend for 2 years to attending every day and more importantly enjoying it.”

    From the Red Balloon Worthing Centre

  • “The staff are absolutely amazing and is exactly 100% what my daughter needed. I can't thank Red Balloon enough.”

    From the Red Balloon Worthing Centre

  • “His first year has been such a lovely journey to witness as a family with his many achievements. We just knew he needed to be in the right place and Red Balloon Worthing is certainly it! ”

    From the Red Balloon Worthing Centre

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Contact details

  • 52-54 Windsor Road,
    Worthing BN11 2LY
  • 01903 331704
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