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.
N A Goforth - Headteacher
Year 9 Options Process
The year 9 GCSE options brochure and form have now been added to the website. They are available from the curriculum page in the parents tab. If you have any questions about the options process, please contact Mr Spetch, Head of Year 9.
Y8 Ski Trip Information
Our recent Ofsted inspection graded the school outstanding for pupil behaviour and for personal development and good for all other areas.
We are delighted with this report which recognises the many strengths of the school and confirms that these been maintained throughout the huge growth which we experienced for our expansion. This change to 11-16 is described as being “effective” and it also shows that pupil behaviour has significantly improved from “Good” in our last Ofsted in 2010 to “Outstanding” now.
The strengths the inspection identifies include:
- GCSE grades well above national averages which are expected to improve further
- Outstanding behaviour
- Outstanding care and support for pupils
- A rich and varied curriculum which “enthuses” students
- Teaching which provides “high levels of challenge” and a “purposeful environment” conducive to learning
The full report can be access from the AboutUs tab.
Year 7 Leadership Development
We have introduced a new personal development programme this year in year 7 initially. This term the students have been working towards the first element of the five attributes; leadership. During tutorial they have learnt about different leadership styles and what makes a good leader. They then put this into practice by applying for one of three leadership roles; a Teaching and Learning Group representative, a member of the Student Council or an Edge Ambassador. We are proud to say that every pupil wrote and delivered their speeches to the rest of their tutor group. The roles were then decided by a formal election process whereby each pupil cast their vote. Its been a great start to this exciting new development.
We are proposing to adopt a new uniform from 2018 for year 7 and from 2019 for all other year groups. If you would like to comment on the proposal, please email [email protected] by Monday 15th January. Click here to see the full details of the proposal.
Pupils return to school