INTRODUCING OUR SCHOOL
Hastings is an "Outstanding" 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
New GCSE Grades for English and maths
The new maths and English GCSEs use a 9-1 grading system instead of A*-G. This is a national change which has been introduced this year. To find out more please click here:
New Term Arrangements
We hope you have are having a great summer and are looking foward to starting the new academic year. The details for the start of term are as follows:
– Thursday 24th August and Friday 25th August are staff only training days.
– GCSE Results are available to pupils for collection from the gym from 9.30 on Thursday 24th August.
– Year 7 pupils start on Tuesday 29th August at 8.25am in the main hall.
– All other pupils return after lunch at 1pm and go straight to their form rooms.
– All pupils start at 8.25am on Wednesday 30th August and the normal timetable will run.
GCSE results will be available for collection from 9.30am – 3pm on Thursday 24th August. Pupils should collect these in person. Anyone wishing to collect results on behalf of a pupil will need a signed letter of authorisation from the pupil and anyone who wishes to have their results posted should provide the Exams Office with a stamped addressed envelope. Please note that we will not be able to issue any results over the phone.
First World War Centenary Battlefield Programme
Congratulations to Jacob Mayne and Quinn Boulter-Clarke in year 9 who won our trench building competition and so had the opportunity to represent Hastings High School as part of the First World War Centenary Battlefield Programme.
The aim of the national programme is to connect the pupils of today with the sacrifices of the past in these important anniversary years. As part of the 4 day tour, we had the opportunity to take part in the Last Post commemoration at the Menin Gate, visited important battlefield sites such as Beaumont Hamel, and experienced the powerful battlefield cemeteries including Thiepval and Tyne Cot.
Pupils also made a clay sculpture which will be part of the ‘Gone West/Reflections on the Great War’ art installation to commemorate the 600 000 soldiers who lost their lives in Belgium during the First World War. The name of each pupil will appear on a dog-tag with the name of a soldier who died, linking our lives today with past sacrifice.
The trip wasn’t all work though – we had the privilege of getting to know pupils from schools all over the country, and of course, eat a lot of Belgian chocolate!
Pupils return to school
The first day back after the summer holidays.
Y10 Parents information evening
An information evening for parents of year 10 pupils covering the plans for the year.
Y11 Parents information evening
6pm. A presentation to parents about the GCSe preparation plans for year 11.
Y6 Open Evening
The annual Open Evening to introduce the school to parents of year 6 pupils.
Personal development day 1
Personal development days cover a wide range of PSHE content.