Hundreds of pupils perform in dance show

Pupils from school in Hastings and Bexhill gave some amazing performances at the annual Time To Dance Festival at the White Rock Theatre earlier this month.

Sir Ian McKellan at Brighton College (Photograph: David McHugh / Brighton Pictures) SUS-170802-111749001

County news: Sussex school gets visit from gay rights campaigner Sir Ian McKellen

National treasure Sir Ian McKellen dropped into a Sussex school this week to talk to youngsters about fighting homophobia.

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Asda’s Green Token Scheme Nursery voted top and wins £500

Asda, St Leonards on Sea donated £500 from the store’s Green Token Scheme to Silverhill Nursery.

Education Futures Trust was given the lease for The Firs by the council

Turning disused Hastings football ground into learning hub

A charity is a step closer to turning a disused Hastings football ground into a purpose-built outdoor learning centre for vulnerable people.

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Isaac sets the pace in county finals..

Students from the Hastings Academy travelled to Waterfall playing fields, Brighton for the annual Sussex schools’ cross-country finals on Wednesday January 18.


We are the champions - college celebrates

Sussex Coast College Hastings is celebrating after it was awarded ‘Champion School’ status by the National Citizen Service following the successful graduation of 234 students.

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Parents campaign against academy plan

Parents have launched a campaign group opposing plans for Castledown Primary to become part of the Ark Academy Trust.
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County news: Wasps ruled by market forces according to Sussex scientists

Wasps have trading partners and compete for the ‘best trade deals’ – according to scientists from the University of Sussex.

All three winning pupils will also receive a digital camera

Schools’ chance to win up to £500 worth of eSafe vouchers

JSPC Computer Services has partnered with eSafe Education to offer schools in Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire the chance to win up to £500 worth of eSafe vouchers with the launch of its Internet Safety poster competition, supported by this paper.

Hastings Thrives was an initiative launched last year with the objective of raising 
the achievement of pupils

Multi-million pound education scheme ‘great opportunity’ for town’s children

Hastings has been included in a multi-million pound education scheme aimed at raising standards in disadvantaged areas.


Castledown Primary plans to join academy trust

Castledown Primary School, in Hastings, has announced plans to join the Ark academy trust.

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Hastings named in multi-million pound education scheme

Hastings is to be named as one of 12 Opportunity Areas in a multimillion pound government scheme aimed at promoting social mobility.

Buckswood School pupils Olivia Streeton and Thomas Bolton were offered places at Oxford and Cambridge universities. Photo courtesy of Buckswood School SUS-170117-141103001

Hastings students celebrate Oxbridge universities offers

Two students from Hastings are celebrating after being offered places to study at Oxford and Cambridge universities.

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Chocolate sculpture will grace Sussex Coast College

Students from Sussex Coast College are set to enjoy a master class in chocolate from TV patisserie expert Martin Chiffers.

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Pupils come up with initiatives to help mental health charity Mind

Pupils from Hastings Academy took part in an amazing effort to raise £483.25 for mental health charity Mind.

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Preschool deemed outstanding in its first Ofsted inspection

A preschool in Hastings has been rated outstanding in its first inspection by Ofsted.

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Majority of children keen to have lessons on sex and relationships

Children believe they should have school lessons on sex and relationships, a new survey reveals today (Wednesday January 11)

Justin Rollings (Head of Marketing & Communications, 
Sussex Coast College) pictured outside Hastings Station. SUS-171001-132625001

Rail strikes costing college ‘£500 a day’

Rail strikes are costing Sussex Coast College around £500 a day and having a damaging effect on students’ education, it is claimed.

The 33rd Hastings Half Marathon will take place on Sunday March 19.

Marathon effort to help provide free books for local kids in need

People keen to shed a few pounds after Christmas are being urged to Join the Hastings Half Marathon Dolly dash to raise cash for a local children’s book charity.

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Hastings college students gain experience at luxury five star hotel

Hospitality course students from Sussex Coast College Hastings gained vital experience by spending time at a five star South Lodge Hotel at Horsham.

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