Hastings is an exceptional school; a school which combines academic excellence with traditional values in a highly caring and supportive community. Our dedicated staff provide a rich educational experience with excellent teaching and learning and a broad, engaging curriculum. We aim to provide "Care and Excellence for All" by supporting each and every young person in our care. If you would like to find out more, please contact the school and ask to meet our admissions coordinator. We will be delighted to show you round.

Miss C Bradley and Mr S Shipman – Co-Headteacher


KS3 Reports: Follow-up guidance

19th June 2020

Following the release of the new KS3 reports this short presentation aims to clarify some of the common queries that have arisen.



Explanation of the new KS3 reports

12th June 2020

The new KS3 reports have gone in the post today. Here’s a guide on what to expect and how they have changed.


Year 6 pupils starting in September…

19th May 2020

We have sent an email message to all year 6 pupils that are coming up to Hastings High School next year, please check your emails, if you have not received the message please contact the school so that they can re-send the email to you!

Miss Bradley and Mr Shipman

Home Learning Guidelines

23rd March 2020
Dear Parents/Carers,
Please find the Home Learning Guidelines for each subject area. So that your child’s learning continues, it is very important that you encourage your child to carry out the work to the best of their ability under these unusual circumstances. Your child’s teachers will set work via Google Classroom and they will monitor the work that your child completes. The work set will be based around your child’s normal timetable and the curriculum. If your child has any questions about the work, they can communicate with their teacher via Google Classroom. However, please be patient as the teacher may not be able to reply straight away. Staff will aim to respond within 24hrs where possible.
Thank you for your support.
Steve Shipman and Claire Bradley

Key Worker Information Request

20th March 2020

*****Please complete as soon as possible, by 1 pm today at the latest*****


Dear Parent / Carer,

We have now received the list of who the government considers a key worker and for whom the school will be open for. In order to ensure that we have appropriate staffing levels we are trying to ascertain the number of pupils we are expecting on Monday.

Please check the guidance below and give the information at the bottom as required.

Government advice is that “every child that can be safely cared for at home should be” with the following key principles:

1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home then they should be.
2. If a child needs specialist support, is vulnerable or has a parent who is a critical worker, then educational provision will be available for them.
3. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends or family members with underlying conditions
4. Parents should do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.

If your work is critical to the COVID-19 response, or you work in one of the critical sectors listed below and there is no way of keeping your child safe at home then we will do our upmost to give them a safe place at school each day.

As per the government guidance children in schools will not be following the national curriculum but we intend to use ICT rooms so that pupils can complete work set on google classroom by their teachers.

For pupils that we are expecting in school then usual absence procedures will be in place.

If you intend to send your child to school from Monday, please ask them to go to the main school hall for registration. They will be required to wear their school uniform and will need to have an outdoor PE kit in school (including a change of shoes). School will be open during the normal hours.

In the event of overwhelming numbers, we will work with our Senior Leadership Team and the Governing Body to prioritise the families we can accommodate.