W6 Head Students

As a result of today’s election of W6’s two head students, it has been announced that both Leah Ingall and Sarah James-Short, of year 13, will be fulfilling the vital role of head students for this academic year. Both candidates showed great enthusiasm and dedication whilst explaining their views for the future of not just W6 Sixth Form College, but also for the Academy as a whole.

The W6 team look forward to working with both of the individuals in raising any important school matters and opinions of students within the sixth form.

W6 Head Students:Leah Ingall & Sarah James-Short

Enrolment and Recruitment

W6 Recruitment Tour 2017


The W6 team will be heading into careers events around a large number of the local schools in West Sussex, during our October drive to recruit new W6 sixth formers for September.

This will give us an opportunity to share our courses, basketball academy and also our academic pathways which focus on STEM, Medical, Virtuoso and Academic Excellence.

We will be touring the following schools this October:

St Andrews (09/10/17)
Chatsmore High (11/10/17)
Davisons (12/10/17)
Towers Convent School
Angmering School
Worthing High
School not listed? Don’t panic! Our open evening at W6 is October 19th, 6-8pm at W6 Sixth Form College; we look forward to seeing you.

You may never have considered us as an option for sixth form, so come along and see what you think. We believe you will be impressed.

Enrolment and Recruitment

Sussex Bears Basketball Academy

The Sir Robert Woodard Academy and W6 sixth form college are in partnership with the Sussex Bears Basketball Club, one of Basketball England’s official accredited basketball schools. Anyone interested in joining the basketball academy in sixth form will be able to find out more and meet some of our academy coaches during our open evening:  October 19th, from 6pm to 8pm.

The Sir Robert Woodard Basketball Academy has the biggest basketball development programme in Sussex and provides coaching, competitions and support for players at all levels from grassroots through to elite.  The Academy is linked through the SRWA Bears directly into the Sussex Bears basketball team, and the top Academy players have the opportunity to train and play for the Sussex Bears basketball team.  The Sussex Bears play in the National Basketball League.

The Academy is committed to providing elite training, support, guidance, coaching and competitions to gifted and talented players.  With strong links to professional basketball teams and universities throughout Britain – and a bespoke preparation and placement programme for American colleges, British Universities and Basketball Academies throughout Europe.  Players who attend The Sir Robert Woodard Basketball Academy and W6 sixth form will be well positioned to fulfil their basketball ambitions.

What you get as an Academy basketball player:

All Academy players will receive:

  • Free training kit, tracksuit, casual wear and kit bag
  • Professional basketball coaching of 8+ hours per week in the Academy’s sports facility (overlooked by the Sussex Downs in Lancing) by professional basketball coaches with international and US college experience
  • We play weekly games in the ABL (Academy Basketball League), National Schools Competition and the AOC (Association of Colleges)
  • Affiliation with the Sussex Bears Basketball Club
  • On-site medical support for injury prevention and rehabilitation
  • Free use of the Academy fitness suite
  • Free fitness, strength and conditioning, exercise and nutrition programmes designed and monitored for you

In addition to the above, elite Academy players will receive:

  • 15 hours of professional basketball coaching per week
  • Open access to daily training facilities
  • Individual skills development programme
  • Mentoring for college/university preparation and support
  • College/pro placement support
  • Opportunity to become a College Sponsored Athlete – value of up to £2500 per year
  • Annual travel to the USA and Europe to compete in international competitions

Basketball Academy selection criteria

To be eligible to be considered for the Academy, you must be:

  • 16-18 years of age on 31 August of the enrolling year
  • Enrol to study at the Sir Robert Woodard Academy

Academy Coaching Staff:
Director of Basketball – Gary Smith
Academy Coaches – James Brame & Dominic Baker
Strength & Conditioning Coach – Dan Sharp

Our great new basketball facilities

  • 2 Full sized basketball courts plus show court
  • Industry standard cardio and resistance training and fitness suite
  • Bespoke basketball training equipment