Matt Jacobs   Principal
A warm welcome to The Workplace, an Alternative Provision Free School located in Bexhill aimed at vocationally minded year 9-11 students in East Sussex. The Workplace is founded on the following four principles: Industry, Enterprise, Rigour and Partnerships. All staff have high expectations with regards to their learning and conduct, with high aspirations for every student. We provide opportunities for students to regularly interact with local industries, and develop entrepreneurial skills. Students benefit from work related personal development opportunities within our school, enterprise projects and high quality careers provision. 

The Workplace takes an innovative approach to delivering high quality education for students who benefit from alternative education outside of mainstream settings. Through high quality, engaging delivery, industry standard equipment and a robust qualification offer, we support 94 students per year to prepare them to thrive in post-16 provision and the wider world of work.

Through partnerships with employers we ensure the classrooms replicate professional workplaces; and through the ‘Workplace Standards’ behaviour policy, we support students to understand their personal responsibilities within the world of work.

Students receive high quality teaching in Maths, English and Science alongside expert professional tuition in the following vocational areas: Construction multi-trades, Hairdressing, Barbering & Beauty, Automotive, Hospitality & Catering, Sports & Fitness and Arts & Creativity.

We strive to make The Workplace a provision that students are proud to attend, and we regularly open our doors to partner schools, industry and parents/carers to actively our school in action.

My ambition is to make The Workplace a key partner in supporting schools in delivering broad & balanced curriculum which enables students struggling in mainstream settings to thrive. The Workplace is part of The Sabden Multi Academy Trust and fully adheres to the Trust’s core values of creating a warm, caring, stable and supportive environment where students & staff feel safe.

Mr Matt Jacobs, Executive Headteacher