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Principal's Blog

Principal's Blog


6 May 2022

Posted on: 6th May 2022

MTHPrincipal's Blog

M.P.Thomas, BSc(Hons), PGCE (Cantab)



Img 7632New Principal 

We are delighted to announce that Sarah Pringle has been appointed as the new Principal of The Littlehampton Academy, starting on 1 September 2022. 

Hardip Begol, CEO, Woodard Academies Trust said: “I am pleased that Sarah Pringle will be leading The Littlehampton Academy from the start of the next school year.  She impressed the interview panel with her successful track record of leadership and school improvement, consistently achieving good pupil outcomes, and motivating and developing colleagues.  She demonstrated an excellent understanding and affinity for the community that the academy serves.  We couldn’t have hoped for a better fit for the school as it continues its journey of improvement.”

Sarah Pringle, who has been the Principal of Seahaven Academy for the past eight years, said: “I am really delighted to have been appointed as the new Principal of The Littlehampton Academy – it is my ideal job and I can’t wait to start.  I am looking forward to meeting pupils, colleagues and families and building on the recent Good Ofsted to strengthen and improve the school further.”

Ms Pringle has achieved two successive Good Ofsted judgements, most recently in November 2021.  She has a track record of delivering successful pupil outcomes – Seahaven’s average Progress 8 score over 2017-19 exceeded the national average for state-funded schools. 

Before leading Seahaven Academy, Sarah was a senior leader at Midhurst Rother College, West Sussex for five years and at the predecessor school to The Littlehampton Academy - Littlehampton Community School.   She started her career as a modern foreign languages teacher.

TLA Evening of Dance - Main Hall - Tuesday 10 May at 6:30pm
Could dancers please complete the online permission slip and purchase tickets online. Students who would like to come along and watch - tickets will be available on the door for £3 (cash only, please). We are looking forward to a great evening and look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries please contact Ms Hauxwell. 

Year 13
Year 13 are rapidly approaching their final examination period and as they do we would like to wish them all the very best and look forward to celebrating their hard work on  results day. For anyone who has not seen the letter that was sent to all year 13 parents and students this week, you can find a copy of it here.

Win a signed Brighton and Hove Albion football shirt and raise funds for 'Dare to Dream'
Paul, our Chaplain has been working for 'Dare to Dream' a Romanian based charity for nine years. They provide education, support and advice to several Roma Gypsy communities in central Romania. They are also providing food and medical supplies into Ukraine direct to the Roma community. Your support will help with their ongoing work.

The Head Physiotherapist for Brighton and Hove Albion has donated Adam Webster's shirt from the Carabao Cup fixture against Leicester City. It has the Carabao Cup emblem on the sleeves along with Webster 4 on the back. The shirt is also signed by other squad players including: Marc Cucurella, Yves Bissouma, Neal Maupay, Robert Sanchez, Enock Mwepu, Aaron Connolly, Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster, Jason Steele, Tairq Lamptey and Adam Lallana. 

Tickets are £1 and can be purchased here

The raffle closes on 22 May at 18:30 or when the last ticket is sold (whichever comes sooner). 

Dates to remember
Tuesday 10 May                TLA Evening of Dance 2022 6:30-8pm 
Friday 13 May                    Year 11 Leavers Assembly & Y13 Leavers Celebration
Thursday 19 May               Students dismissed at 2:30pm 
Thursday 19 May               Year 10 Progress Evening, 4:30-7pm (virtual)
Mon 30 May - Fri 3 June    Half Term

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