Warden Park Secondary Academy is located in the beautiful village of Cuckfield on the southern slopes of the Weald just north of the South Downs National Park. Cuckfield lies 2 miles to the west of Haywards Heath which sits on the main rail line providing quick links to Brighton - 20 minutes, Gatwick - 11 minutes and London - 50 minutes. There are buses from Haywards Heath and the surrounding villages that allow students easy access to the academy.
Cuckfield was originally a market town and an important coaching stop on the route from London to Brighton. The name, Cuckfield, originates from association with the cuckoo which is the village emblem.