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
Online Safety Presentation for Parentsclose

Posted at: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 12:33 PM

Following feedback from parents we have attached the presentation from our Online Safety session at ARD. If you have any questions regarding online safety, please contact  You can also find out more information on our website

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Waterstones Tripclose

Posted at: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 9:03 AM

As part of our Aspire programme we sent our four Aspire tutor groups to Waterstones last week. They got to choose their own book and had hot chocolate before returning to school. The idea is to promote an abiding interest in reading, and that certainly seemed to be the case with the Aspire groups. They were very well behaved and were an absolute credit to the school and themselves.

Here are our favourite quotes from the trips.

Ethan – “I never knew there were so many...

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Train to Teach on our School Direct training programmeclose

Posted at: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 9:51 AM

The Hasting Academy is part of a growing number of schools leading the way for more school-led teacher training. 

We are offering places on the School Direct programme alongside eight other academies in the University of Brighton...

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Phone Problems are now resolvedclose

Posted at: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 8:29 AM

Our phones are now working properly.  Read More
RT @drama_tha: Year 10 working really hard peer marking GCSE work #pride @hastingsacademy
RT @StuartSmith__: Many thanks @CleverTheatre it was an extremely powerful production for our year 11 students @hastingsacademy to be part…
Great performance by The Box Clever Theatre @CleverTheatre in their performance of The Passenger. Powerful, passion…
RT @StuartSmith__: Hundreds of pounds raised by @hastingsacademy so far today for #childreninneed2017 @BBCCiN, well done to everyone 😀 http…
Fantastic effort by our students today raising money for Children In Need @BBCCiN
RT @UOBAcademies: So proud to see the students at @hastingsacademy doing their bit to support #childreninneed2017 and help disadvantaged ch…
RT @StuartSmith__: This Friday @hastingsacademy raising money for #ChildrenInNeed @BBCCiN