Pride Through Success

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
Our Values
We Believe in:

The individual -
seeing each person as unique, valuable and important regardless of background, race, gender, belief or other personal characteristic.

Our community –
recognising the importance of our local communities, their contribution to present and future generations, and their role in making a fairer and safer society.

Our environment -
recognising the uniqueness and fragility of the environment and the importance of sustainable development.

Diversity -
recognising the value of diversity and its contribution to a richer and more inclusive society.

Care and support –
helping each other and understanding that we all need support at certain times in our lives.

Respect –
treating everyone with respect, valuing their humanity and going ‘that extra mile’ to support each other.

Our Aims

The Hastings and St Leonards academies are innovative new schools with twenty–first century facilities, skilled staff and an exciting new way of teaching that will help every student fulfil their potential.

Our Vision

Our mission is to create a culture of innovation and excellence that unlocks the potential of every learner.