Year 10 Parents Information
What a week it has been and what a fantastic start to this academic year!
It has been a pleasure to start the year by celebrating our successful GCSE results. These included some outstanding performances in terms of both attainment and progress. Hopefully you have seen our article in the ‘Hinckley Times’.
This was quickly followed by officially starting as co-headteachers and leading the staff training days in preparation for the new term. From then on in, it’s been a bit of a whirlwind! We have welcomed year 7 pupils and their parents/carers into our Hastings family and have been able to welcome back our existing pupils. Our welcome assemblies have focused on what it means to part of our Hastings family and the history of Hastings. It is integral to our success that we all feel part of this and understand the role we all play in it. Please ask your children about the story behind our school badge.
Over the past two days we have visited lots of lessons and the teaching and learning we have seen has been truly outstanding; it feels very much an honour to lead such an amazing school.
The theme of the week seems to have been ‘blisters’! Mrs Campbell, our school welfare officer has now stocked up on plasters to help our pupils (and staff) break in their new shoes!
These blogs will be posted each week to give a little insight into the life of the school and celebrate our pupil’s achievements.
Miss Bradley and Mr Shipman
Start of term timings
We hope that everyone is enjoying their holidays, with a couple of weeks to go we thought it would be good to send a reminder of the start times for the new academic year and an updated uniform guide with further examples of acceptable footwear.
Pupils return on Thursday 29th August with the following start times:
Year 7 – 8.25am
Years 8, 9, 10 and 11 – 11.15am
Thank you, as always, for your ongoing support and enjoy the rest of your summer.
Claire Bradley and Steve Shipman
Co- Headteachers (in waiting!) of Hastings High School
HASTINGS HIGH SCHOOL UNIFORM 2019-2020
We expect pupils to wear their uniform in a smart and dignified manner signifying their readiness to learn and to excel. All items worn must be appropriate to a formal, educational environment. Casual/fashion clothes are not acceptable. We recommend that uniform is purchased from Swifts or from Hole in the Wall.
Year 5/6 Open Evening
We will be holding our annual Year 5/6 Open Evening on Thursday 26th September 2019 at 6.30 until 9pm and we would like to invite you to visit our school. There will be a Headteacher’s presentation at 6.30pm and 8pm, regular guided school tours and lots going on to show you our wonderful school! You can find out more on our Open Evening page under the parents tab above.
We look forward to meeting you!
GCSE Preparation Presentation
Thank you to everyone who attended our recent year 11 GCSE preparation presentation. I hope you found it useful. The presentation we used can be found on the right hand side of this page in the information section.
Year 10 have their work experience week in July 2019. All the relevant information and documentation can be found on the work experience page in the pupil tab.
Thank you to everyone who attended our year 6 open evening. We really enjoyed showing you our school and hope you found it helpful.
If you would like to apply for a place in 2019 you can apply online via this link:
The school’s admissions policy details our catchment area and over subscription criteria. Click here to access the admissions policy.
If you would like a school tour, please contact the school and ask for the admissions officer. We will be happy to show you round.
We look forward to meeting you.
On Wednesday 26th September we will be having photographers in school to take year group photos. It will be a single photo of the whole year group.
These photos will be available to buy in the usual way. The school may display them internally but won’t use them for marketing purposes and won’t put them on the website or social media.
Most parents have already given their permission for us to take photos in school when they filled in their contact details and some parents have told us that we should not take pictures of their child. We will, of course, follow your decisions but if any parents want to give special permission for just this one photo please make a note in your child’s homework diary before Wednesday.
I would also like to remind year 7 parents to return the contact details sheets, which includes the photo permissions, if you have not already done so.
Unfortunately any pupil who does not have parental permission by Wednesday morning will not be able to be in the photo.