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Our mission is to provide all our students with the opportunities they need to become well-rounded citizens who believe in themselves, value others and can make a positive difference to their world.

We believe in every student’s potential, and we encourage them to aim high.

We teach them to have respect for themselves, the community and each other.

We give them the skills they need to be responsible citizens of the future.

When students aim for their own personal excellence, they can always take pride in what they achieve.

We are proud that Ofsted judged us as Good in 2018.

Join us to share our success

Hilary Morawska, Principal

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We treat every child as an individual and make sure each has the support to reach their full potential.

We have high expectations for our students which develops their self-confidence and pride. We challenge them to achieve their best with a broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum.

All students receive an excellent education. Every lesson is designed to be interesting and interactive, promoting skills that set students on the path to be responsible citizens and highly employable in the future. As part of the Villiers Park Scholars Programme we build up our most able students’ ‘Skills for Success’: motivation, confidence, problem solving and teamwork.

At Key Stage 3, we focus on giving students time and support to cement a deep understanding of the subjects so that they have the knowledge and confidence they need to progress confidently in their GCSE choices.

Parents are extremely positive about their child’s experience at the school. The school is over subscribed.
Ofsted 2018



We make sure that our students feel valued - every single day. We inspire, support, listen and guide them to make a difference.

The Academy is a safe and nurturing environment where students know they can speak out and they will be listened to.

Each student has a dedicated tutor who knows them well and there is a pastoral team which is always on hand for extra support and guidance.

We are committed to enriching our pupils’ education with more than just academic qualifications. Our focus on public speaking gives students the skills they need to become confident and thoughtful communicators, team workers who are able to listen to others’ points of view and express their own well.

Our aim is for our pupils to achieve their goals and value themselves and the contribution they can make to society, now and in the future.

Since being at The Hastings Academy my confidence has improved as well as my grades. It has helped me grow and develop.


Pupils are proud to belong to The Hastings Academy and are now thriving and making good progress in the new ambitious culture.

Ofsted 2018

We make sure our Academy is a positive space whether you’re a student, staff, visitor or part of our wider community. Our values of responsibility, respect and resilience underpin school life. We respect everyone. We embrace difference.

Our classrooms are tailor-made for today’s learner with specialist equipment and the technology learners need.

We have a dedicated studio for dance and drama, so students can take pride in their work. Our floodlit, all-terrain outdoor pitches allow sports to flourish.

When students do well, we make sure they know it with our positive rewards system.

We are part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust. A family of 15 infant, primary and secondary schools in Sussex, all graded as Good or Outstanding by Ofsted.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us. We support each other, sharing insights and best practice so we never stop improving.  Our mission is to deliver the best possible education for your child.

Being part of the Trust links us to the University of Brighton: a trusted education provider. We work closely with the University’s School of Education which Ofsted has judged as Outstanding for its teacher training programmes.

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Trustees and the executive team are determined to improve pupils’ life chances through providing high-quality education for all of the pupils in their schools. They maintain a sharp and unerring focus on school improvement.

Ofsted 2019

Choosing the right school for your child is an important and personal decision. The best place to start is by planning a visit. Please get in touch so you can get a real feel of what we offer.

Following our successful Autumn 2020 open days, you can contact us with any questions.

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