Northlands Wood Primary Academy joined the Sussex Learning Trust in May 2017. The academy was previously judged ‘good’ but is now expected to be deemed ‘outstanding’ at its next inspection. There is a lively and inquisitive atmosphere and an ethos where children excel. The academy has strengths in visual arts, sport and Forest Schools and the popularity of the academy has led to an increase in pupil numbers for 2018. Pupil outcomes are ‘outstanding’.