Ready Salted makes a pit stop at Hastings’ schools

So far this winter East Sussex Highway’s fleet of 22 gritters have been out 20 times, treating a total of 25,040 km of roads across the county. Youngsters from two Hastings schools were given the chance to climb on board a gritter when a driver from East Sussex Highways made a pit stop at their […]

Lib Dems will reverse school cuts in Hastings & Rye says Perry

On the day his party launched its election manifesto the Liberal Democrats’ Nick Perry says if elected his party will: “build a brighter future for every child in Hastings & Rye.” He told Hastings In Focus: “Young people across Hastings & Rye deserve world-class schools and colleges so they can get the best start in life.” […]

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, […]

Acting now – before it’s too late!

Around 400 people gathered in Hastings town centre on Friday as part of the Strike4Climate protest before marching to the pier. Students from St Leonards Academy, Rye College, Robertsbridge Community College and Hastings Academy among those taking part carrying placards prepared for the day. Peter Chowney, Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Hastings said; “I was […]

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 […]

Academy’s six-in-a-row Town Sports success

Students from The St Leonards Academy continued their recent Town Sports success by winning the overall competition for a sixth straight year – and they even managed to beat their own record for individual medals in the process. It was a day of impressive performances, with the Academy winning a total of 65 medals, comprising 26 […]

Rudd announces cash boost for town’s schools

Schools in Hastings will benefit from a £450,000 cash boost as part of Opportunity Area funding coming to Hastings and Rye. Today MP Amber Rudd will visit schools across her constituency following the announcement that Hastings will receive £450,000 to boost attendance. Ms Rudd said: “People in Hastings and Rye should know I will always fight for […]