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
Guided Pathways Eveningclose

Posted at: Thu, Feb 9, 2017 7:17 PM

Very successful evening for Year 8s

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Confirmation of Principal Postclose

Posted at: Wed, Feb 8, 2017 1:00 PM

Dear Parents/Carers

Following a competitive process, I am delighted to advise you that Stuart Smith has been appointed as substantive Principal of The Hastings Academy.

I am sure you will want to join me in congratulating Stuart on this well-deserved promotion.  He has without doubt made a real impact since his appointment as Interim Principal, not only on the culture and climate around the academy, but also the belief the students have in their ability to succeed.  I am confident he will...

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Sussex Schools Cross Country 2017close

Posted at: Tue, Feb 7, 2017 10:00 AM

On Wednesday 18th January the Hastings Academy travelled to Waterfall playing fields in Brighton for the annual Sussex cross country finals.  The students faced a tough course that included challenging hill sections and fast downhill corners.

In the year 9 boys race the academy were extremely proud to witness our own Isaac Elam win a tough race and be crowned Sussex Champion.  The race started at a hectic pace and he managed to avoid trouble with over 140 runners battling for position on...

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Hastings Sport CIC Family Fitnessclose

Posted at: Fri, Feb 3, 2017 9:01 AM

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RT @MissMcD_THA: Rehearsing for National Theatre #connections festival @hastingsacademy
RT @carolinepepper: Really impressive showcase of dancing at #timetodance by @hastingsacademy Year 9 and Year 10 dancers. A joy to watch. W…
RT @EggtoothProject: This brilliant young woman was on our 1st ever @hastingsacademy course age13.18 now & our newest Facilitator.#progress…
RT @HAMusicDept: Patrick Kealey, writer/director & Helen Ridout, musical director of @ParisSnowMusic will be working with our music student…
RT @HAMusicDept: Students @hastingsacademy can see @ParisSnowMusic @KinoTeatrArts Thurs 9th March at 2pm. Please message @HAMusicDept if yo…
RT @HarriBoorman: @HAMusicDept @hastingsacademy @ParisSnowMusic @KinoTeatrArts Ismit only Music GCSE students? If it isn't i'll definitely…
RT @HAMusicDept: Patrick & Helen of @ParisSnowMusic will workshop how a musical theatre piece combines dramatic & music elements @hastingsa…