Pride Through Success
Welcome to the Hastings Academy

Welcome to The Hastings Academy. I am delighted to be the Acting Principal of this wonderful school, in which I have worked since 2016. During that time and in close liaison with Mr Smith, Lead Principal and our dedicated leadership team, staff, parents, carers and students, we have created an academy which has grown in stature and reputation, across the county.

We are now one of the most popular and over-subscribed schools, within the local area and we are proud to serve and work alongside our community. The culture, climate and ethos is one of hard work and an endeavour to aspire to achieve the very best for all.

I look forward to continuing the outstanding work, of the last two years, as we work towards assuring a secure future for all our students.

Hilary Morawska
Acting Principal

I am extremely proud to be the Lead 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.

Stuart Smith
Lead Principal
Latest News
Acting Principal's Newsfeed 15th October 2018close

Posted at: Mon, Oct 15, 2018 4:03 PM

There is always so much happening within the academy, alongside the learning, it is often easy to forget the hours of commitment, offered by our staff to our students, in order for the many opportunities provided for them to come to fruition.

Some, indeed, may form part of the curriculum, but these too, involve careful thought, research and planning to ensure they are fit for purpose and deliver the requisite experiences for their cohorts.

I am referencing the trips and visits...

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Acting Principal's Newsfeed 10th October 2018close

Posted at: Wed, Oct 10, 2018 11:56 AM

Following a really engaging assembly, led by Mrs Bowers, the students have been asked to read, read and read a little bit more and when they have completed their book to use the following prompts to help guide them to reflect upon what they have read and to write an informative review. This is a great skill and ensures the students fully engage with the story and use the requisite skills in reviewing their stories, which will assure improvement and confidence in their critical...

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Year 11 Youth Works Career Dayclose

Posted at: Wed, Oct 10, 2018 9:22 AM

Youth Works Career Day

Wed 24 Oct 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Waterside Reception, Waterside, North Wharf Road, W2 1LA

See details on this link Full Details.

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Acting Principal's Newsfeed 27th September 2018close

Posted at: Thu, Sep 27, 2018 1:36 PM

It is hard to believe that we are already half way through the week and indeed, half way through the first term. I am pleased to write that it has been an excellent start for the students and I would like to thank you for ensuring they are wearing their uniform with pride and are arriving on time, ready to learn.

It has been such a busy time, so I will focus on a wonderful event which took place at the academy, after school on Wednesday, 26th September. Last July, you may remember that...

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