Council cash helps get the food to where it’s most needed

A Hastings charity has been able to help even more children and families in need thanks to support from Hastings Borough Council (HBC). When they heard that free school meals were going to be discontinued over half term week, Councillors Warren Davies and Mike Turner approached HBC with the idea of authorising money for food […]

Good to be back – county’s guide for parents as schools prepare to reopen

As the new school year is set to begin, thousands of children and young people will return to school after months away. East Sussex County Council (ESCC) has launched a section on its website full of information and advice to support parents in planning their child’s return to school. The pages, at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/backtoschool, share information about […]

Use teachers’ assessment to determine pupil’s grades says Sally-Ann Hart

This afternoon it has been announced that A-level and GCSE students in England will be given grades estimated by their teachers. Teachers’ assessments should be used to determine the GCSE grades that will be published later this week according to Hastings MP Sally-Ann Hart and she has also called for clear and robust appeals processes […]

Cultural twists brought to the table

On Friday Buckswood students and parents took part in a bake off to raise money for Macmillan Cancer research. The previous week, students took a lesson out of their busy timetable to take part in the traditional apple pick, collecting apples from the school’s extensive orchards ready to turn into a variety of treats  and, […]

Museum launches travel bursary for schools

Hastings Museum and Art Gallery is offering travel bursaries to local schools who may find it difficult to fund transport for their students to visit the museum. Funding for the scheme is coming through the Museums and Schools Programme, Kim Forward, Hastings Borough Council’s lead councillor for culture said: “The museum is offering up to […]

Sandown Primary – teaching youngsters about the Big Outdoors

Local school children have brought a taste of the Royal Family to Hastings, by building a chicken hut named Cluckingham Palace and it has already received a famous visitor. The energetic school children from Sandown Primary hosted local MP Amber Rudd who helped the school win £2,000 to spend on outdoor projects just like Cluckingham […]

Crazy golf helps youngsters apply their maths

Applying maths to a real-life situations is at the root of a scheme that gives youngsters a more practical approach to learning. Netherfield C of E School in Battle, rated as ‘outstanding in all areas’ by OFSTED, has been announced as the winner of the ‘crazy’ maths class opportunity at Hastings Adventure Golf. Simon Tompkins of […]

Celebrating exam success – great crop of GCSE results for local schools

Teenagers across east Sussex are celebrating a great set of GCSE results. Across the county average grades were up on 2018 in the full range of subject areas and there was a particularly strong performance in English and Maths where the proportion of students getting higher grades (9-4) rose from 62 per cent last year […]

Schools praise student’s success as A level results days arrives

It’s a day of celebration for many sixth form students today as they open their A level results and find out what two years of hard work has all ben for. At Buckswood Sixth Form students celebrated another tremendous year of A level results and university placements. Sixth formers had to contend with the new […]


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