Pride Through Success
Welcome to the Hastings Academy

I am extremely proud to be the Principal of The Hastings Academy. We are a modern and innovative school with dedicated and determined staff, united by our values, with state of the art facilities. We have approximately 900 students and have the highest expectations of each and every child.

The Academy's motto, PRIDE Through Success, stands for Potential, Respect, Innovation, Determination and Excellence and this applies equally to all of the Academy's staff as well as to its students.

Here at The Hastings Academy we take great PRIDE in investing in all of our staff through a variety of professional development programmes that aim to provide a culture of lifelong learning, continuity and succession planning.

I hope you find all the information you require on our website but please do contact us if you would like to know more or to arrange to visit us. If you would like to be kept up to date with developments at The Hastings Academy, I recommend following us on Twitter at @hastingsacademy.

Stuart Smith
Latest News
Challenge Debate - Are we morally responsible for our own actions, should genetics be an excuse?close

Posted at: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 12:15 PM

This week we held our first Challenge Debate. The debate was based on last week's Challenge Lecture by Josh Storey about the Warrior Gene. The lecture was brilliantly organised and led by Lily, Sadie and George. In the lecture we discussed these topics:

§  Are we in control of our own actions?

§  Should mental wellbeing be a justification for violent crimes?

§  Are we morally responsible for our own actions, should genetics be an excuse?


Thanks to everyone who came. Watch this space...

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Calling all missing books!close

Posted at: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 11:48 AM

As part of our Love Reading initiative we are requesting that all pupils who have outstanding library books return them to the library immediately. If pupils have lost their book they will need to either pay for it with their Vivos or replace the book. This is a compulsory system and will be much appreciated. Many thanks, Miss Erne and Miss Beeney.

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Year 11 GCSE Drama Celebration Eveningclose

Posted at: Thu, Mar 23, 2017 11:04 AM

31st March 3.30pm to 5pm. All invited

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Iceland Trip 2018close

Posted at: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 12:00 AM

For years 8-11 in 2018 there will be a trip to Iceland.  Letter are being given out, see Mrs Franks.  Letter is also attached under Parent/Letters.

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RT @jawsnclaws: @hastingsacademy @Science_THA thank you so much for having us today.. such wonderful students and very brave teachers xx
RT @jawsnclaws: @hastingsacademy @Science_THA 'jaws N claws'
RT @MrsWhite_TSLA: Refreshments by Team Firehills for y10 parents evening @hastingsacademy raising money for @CwC_UK #pridethroughsuccess #…
RT @StuartSmith__: A big thank you for the refreshments provided by Firehills School who are raising money for ChlidrenwithCancerUK @CWC_UK…
Very successful Year 10 Parent Consultation Evening
RT @StuartSmith__: Brilliant effort by everyone at @hastingsacademy for this years @comicrelief #comicrelief.
Visit today from Jaws and Claws for Years 7 and 8 Science