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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

We welcome you and your child to visit us on our upcoming open days and evening to see the fantastic opportunities available at The Hastings Academy.

We understand that choosing the right school for your child is an important and personal decision. The best place to start is by planning a visit where you’ll meet teachers and pupils, take a tour and have the opportunity to get a real feel of what we offer. 

Below you’ll see a list of our open days and evening, with links to register for a place.  

Remember the deadline for secondary school applications is 31 October 2021. 

Open Evening 

  • Thursday 7 October 17.45 – 20.30 

The Principal, Hilary Morawska will be hosting a welcome talk at 18.00 and 19.00. 

Come and meet our teachers, students and Principal and take a tour of our learning space. 

Bookable Open Mornings

  •  Monday 11, Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 October 2021 at 09.30-11.00.   

During the open mornings you will get an opportunity to visit during the school day and tour the academy with a small group of parents.  We ask that you please pre-book for the open mornings using the link below or call/email the academy to book a place. 

REGISTER TODAY

If you have any questions, please contact us.  

We look forward to seeing you soon! 

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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.

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.

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.