Pride Through Success
Welcome to the Hastings Academy

I am extremely proud to be the Principal of The Hastings Academy. In February 2018, we were judged by Ofsted to be a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and management; we are the only secondary school in Hastings with this judgement. Everybody from students, parents and staff are really proud of this achievement and it underlines what an exciting time it is to be part of our 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.

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 and Facebook.

Stuart Smith
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Outstanding leadership at Hastings secondary academyclose

Posted at: Thu, Mar 1, 2018 10:48 AM

The effectiveness of leadership and management at The Hastings Academy, part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust, has been judged to be ‘Outstanding’ by the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) following its inspection in January 2018. 

Overall, the academy was judged to be ‘Good’, with many aspects of excellent practice commended by the team of Ofsted inspectors. 

Ofsted highlighted that the Principal, Stuart Smith “has...

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Ski Trip 2020close

Posted at: Tue, Jul 3, 2018 11:08 AM

Ski Trip for 2020 is now open for current Year 7s and 8s.  Letters are available from Mrs Ryder (main office) or Mr Collett (PE Office) Read More

Posted at: Fri, Jun 8, 2018 8:04 AM

Following the introduction of universal credit a pupils FSM status will be protected until either the end of the universal credit roll out period i.e. 31 March 2022 or until the end of their current phase of education.  This means that:

·         any claimant who is in receipt of free school meals at 1 April 2018 should continue to receive free school meals whilst Universal Credit is rolled out. This applies even if their circumstances change and they would no longer meet the...

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Year 10 Pre-Public Examsclose

Posted at: Tue, Jun 5, 2018 8:00 AM

To prepare the students for their upcoming GCSE exams, on w/b 18th June, Year 10 students have two weeks of trial exams.

Students have completed a revision timetable and activities on memory techniques in tutor time. We recommend the students spend two hours per day revising for these. By doing this they will have the greatest chance of achieving their best possible grades. Please visit: to find the exam timetable and a guide to...

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