Hastings School is a fully authorised British school offering Nursery, Primary and Secondary education to students of all nationalities.
The school is situated in a quiet residential area in the northern part of the city. It has split-site location but the three buildings are very close to each other. The facilities on the sites have been extensively improved and developed during the past years providing a stimulating and well-resourced learning environment for the pupils. In the secondary department specialist facilities include an information technology room, art and design room, and science laboratories.
The school offers a broad and balanced curriculum. Primary staff, while giving specific attention to literacy and numeracy, ensures full coverage of the English national curriculum; in the secondary school a wide range of subjects is available in arts, humanities and sciences, leading to examination at IGCSE and Advanced Level. The Spanish department provides classes in language and social studies, based on the Spanish national curriculum. Students are carefully prepared for university entry within both the British and Spanish systems and careers advice is readily available. As the school is fully authorised, pupils are able to validate their studies within both the British and Spanish education systems.
All staff place great emphasis on the quality of relationships and the importance of mutual respect. The friendly and quiet atmosphere is maintained through a discipline code based on clear rules and procedures and positive rewards for good behaviour. Education at the school is not seen narrowly in terms of the obligatory curriculum and considerable attention is paid to other aspects of school life, for example assemblies, visiting speakers, conferences, and outside visits. There is also a wide range of extra-curricular activities including judo, ballet, chess, karate, modern dance, drama, sports and music.
Hastings School offers pupils a secure and happy environment within which to fulfill their potential and to prepare them for the demands of a rapidly changing society.