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 […]

A shift in culture – building confidence in building careers

On its website Culture Shift says: ‘…we put creativity to work to create positive change’ and youngsters involved in its Creative Cafes get a chance to experience that at first hand. Hundreds of pupils from Hastings Academy, St Leonards Academy and the Ark Helenswood Academy have taken part in the Creative Cafe project, linking them […]

Limiting global warming – don’t put pension money in fossil fuel

Yesterday in Hastings town centre, local school children again joined thousands across the country to strike for the climate. Local people who grumble that they could do their bit by litter picking need to realise that while that is an honourable pursuit, we need much more radical action if we are to have any chance […]

Dedicated Ark students receive art and sports bursaries

Dedicated Ark students were celebrated at an inaugural award ceremony for the Helenswood and William Parker Sports and Arts bursaries. The ceremony was attended by Hastings MP Amber Rudd who awarded the successful students with their bursaries. Ms Rudd said: ‘“I was delighted to be invited to present scholarships to students of Ark William Parker […]

Students choose name for town’s new co-educational academy

Ark Alexandra Academy is the name that’s been chosen for the co-educational school that will result from the merger of William Parker and Helenswood. Yvonne Powell, Executive Principal of Ark William Parker and Ark Helenswood schools, announced the name today saying that it was chosen by student council members at both schools, the name comes […]