Red Balloon Worthing Statutory Information and Policies

Red Balloon Worthing is part of Red Balloon Educaional Trust, registered charity number 1109606.

Performance outcomes

Our programme is designed to reduce students’ social isolation, build their confidence and get them back on an academic track, raising their ambitions and interest in learning.

We support a very diverse group of young people, many of whom have been out of education for several months or even years. When our students join us, they have missed extensive periods of schooling. Accordingly, their attainment levels are usually well below the national average for their age.

We also have a high proportion of students with special educational needs – in 2017/18, 81% of our students had recognised special educational needs. It is therefore important to view performance not just in terms of academic attainment. RBAir values the progress students make in their personal, emotional and social development just as much as those achievements measured by exams.


Non-GCSE exams and qualifications 2023

Our students also took a range of non-GCSE exams and qualifications, including, Functional Skills, Arts Awards and Higher Project Qualifications.

Across these qualifications our students achieved an incredible 100% pass rate.

Our targets for our students

We continually monitor the quality of our provision. We aim to achieve the following outcomes:

  • 80% of our students improve attendance from 0% at their previous school to over 70% at Red Balloon after 12 months on the programme.
  • 85% of our students return or transition to appropriate mainstream or alternative education or further education, training or work.
  • 90% of eligible students (Years 10 and 11) sit exams and obtain qualifications.
  • 75% of students increase activities outside the home by 50% or more after 12 months on the programme.

What Red Balloon parents think

  • “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

  • “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

View all testimonials


Policies are reviewed annually by the Centre trustees. The Chair of Trustees signs a policy list (held in the Centre office) to indicate that this has been carried out. Names of ‘responsible staff’ (e.g. Examinations Officer) as required within policies are also available from the Centre office.

Behaviour for Learning
Bullying and Harassment (Staff)
DBS Check
Dealing with Allegations of Abuse
Disability and Discrimination
Educational Trips and Visits
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy
First Aid
Health and Safety
Low-Level Concerns
Lone Working
Missing Learner
Non-Examination Assessment
Personal Development
RSHE Statement
Safeguarding and child protection
Safer Recruitment
Staff Code of Conduct
Student Wellbeing
Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions
Use of Reasonable Force
Work Placement

All policies relating to GDPR, Data and Privacy for RBET Centres are available here


Red Balloon Worthing was last inspected by Ofsted in December 2023. The inspectors found Red Balloon to be Good in every category.

You can see the 2023 report here.


Annual reports

Red Balloon Educational Trust produces an annual report for the work undertaken across the Trust, including RBAir, Red Balloon Worthing, RBET – Norfolk and Central Services. Our most recent reports are available below.


Key Centre information

Address 52-54 Windsor Road
West Sussex
BN11 2LY
Telephone number 01903 331704
Name of Headteacher Kim Anderson
Proprietor Red Balloon Educational Trust

Willow Lodge, 37 High Street, Milton,
Cambridge, CB24 6DF

01223 366052

Chair of the governing board Liz Laybourn


Number of official complaints received: 0

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