Ofsted visit and other information

We are pleased to inform you that a team from Ofsted will be visiting our Academy on the 17th and 18th October. Please read this information - Letter from the Principal, Letter from Ofsted, School Inspections - a guide for parents.

Traffic information

Please be aware that St Helen’s Road will close to traffic from 7am on Monday, October 9 and is scheduled to reopen at 5pm on Friday, December 1. The closure will be in place 24 hours a day during this time, with a diversion in place via Elphinstone Road, The Ridge, Junction Road and Sedlescombe Road North in both directions. Further information can be found on the East Sussex Highways website.

Students celebrate GCSE success in Hastings

Hastings students at Ark William Parker had a lot to celebrate today as they collected their GCSE results.

Yasir is celebrating with 6 A*s and 4 As. He will be joining Ark 6th Form East Sussex, he said, “I was really nervous. When I opened my results it took a while to sink in; I’m shocked, happy and relieved. It just goes to show that after 11 years at school, hard work really does pay off.”

Harry is celebrating with 3 A*s, 4 As, 2 Bs and 2 Cs with plans to go onto Ark 6th Form East Sussex. He said "I was really nervous. I could have done a bit better but I’m happy with my results. I’m looking forward to going to Ark 6th Form.” Ms Grimmer, Head of Year 11 said she was thrilled that Harry has achieved such amazing results.

Joel is celebrating with 3 A*s, 4 As, 3 Bs and said, "I’m pretty happy with my results. I can put it down to my teachers support and the extra time they put in with us on revision."

Aaron achieved 2 A*s, 5 As and 2 Bs; he said, “I’m happy and feel relieved now I have my results; I am definitely pleased with what I have achieved. I would like to go to university and study for a career in either journalism or computer programming.”

Michael said, “I’m happy with my results; I deserved them. I felt I could have done a bit better; I will put in maximum effort in future when I go to Ark 6th Form to study subjects which I feel passionate about. I really enjoyed biology, as Ms Parsons is a great teacher; I aim to study business, biology and PE. In the future, ideally, I would like to go to university, then get a job I enjoy - possibly a career in medicine or sports science.”

Adam achieved 7 A*s, 2 As, 1 B and 1 C and Sam Astell achieved 1 A*, 6 As, 3 Bs.

Vice Principal Ade Olorunda said, "I am delighted to see so many Parker boys achieve fantastic results in their GCSE exams this summer. I can't wait to continue working with them during their time in sixth form."

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