The school has its roots as a small private establishment for girls in 1905 which was later taken over by the Local Education Authority in 1909 when it was attended by 30 to 40 pupils. By 1914 the numbers had grown to 113 and the school was moved to a new purpose built site with accommodation for 150 pupils at the South Farm Road site.
From 1944 to 1973 the school served as a grammar school for girls and then following restructure of education in the county it became a comprehensive school in 1973. With further reorganisation of education in 1982 Gaisford High School for Girls merged with Tarring Secondary School for boys to become fully co-educational as Worthing High School where it has remained to the present day.
If you would like more information about Worthing High Alumnus please contact the school by emailing: Alumni@worthinghigh.net