Hastings High School opened in 1956 and is an oversubscribed, very high achieving community school within Burbage. We have recently expanded to become an 11-16 school and our first ever year 11 took their exams in 2017.
- Our pupils achieve exceptionally strong results at GCSE level, amongst the best in the county. “The proportions of pupils who achieved both a standard pass and a strong pass in English and mathematics was considerably higher than the national average in 2017” (Ofsted, 2017).
- Improving teaching and learning is central to our mission to be the best school we can possibly be.
- We invest considerable resources in high quality staff development and have strong links with a local Teaching School.
- Rigorous analysis of progress data and highly effective intervention systems lie at the heart of our mission to ensure that all pupils achieve their potential. “Pupils’ attainment is significantly higher than the national average in most subjects.” (Ofsted, 2017).
- We see ourselves as being at the centre of the local community and have strong links with other local schools. We also strive to maintain excellent relationships with the families of our pupils.
- Over 90% of the pupils from our 3 main feeder schools typically choose to come to us in Year 7 which facilitates the building of very strong links with Key Stage 2.
- We are a small, friendly school with a caring atmosphere and we work hard to ensure that every child feels valued and respected. “Pupils are very well cared for and individuals’ needs are well met.” (Ofsted, 2017).
- The behaviour of our pupils is exceptional. “The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. Their conduct is excellent, both in lessons and around school. Pupils are polite and welcoming to visitors” (Ofsted, 2017).
- We have a broad and varied curriculum which includes “an extensive extra-curricular programme which ensures that pupils’ experiences are rich and varied.” (Ofsted 2017).
- We promote the traditional values of doing one’s best, striving to succeed, the importance of good behaviour and manners and the need to show respect for others. “..pupils are proud to be members of the school and all are keen to succeed.” (Ofsted, 2017).