Our Community

Working together to create opportunities

Ormiston Six Villages Academy is located in Westergate, between Chichester and Arundel, at the foot of the South Downs National Park.

The academy serves the predominantly rural communities between Chichester to the west, Arundel to the east and Bognor Regis to the south. Many of our students come from the surrounding area known as the ‘Six Villages’ – Aldingbourne, Westergate, Eastergate, Barnham, Walberton and Yapton – in the district of Arun.

On entering the academy, students become a member of one of three communities, Wiston, Petworth or Goodwood – named after three prominent Sussex estates, reflecting our local heritage and our setting at the foot of the South Downs. Belonging to a community creates a cohesive and friendly environment which helps students feel a sense of belonging.

Our location at the heart of the Six Villages area allows us to provide a range of opportunities for our student community through our extensive enrichment programmes, as well as bring the local community together through shared activities, long term projects and access to our excellent facilities.