400th Anniversary celebrations

We will be celebrating our 400th Anniversary next year and have an exciting timetable of events in the pipeline from next Summer, 2019 to commemorate this notable anniversary.

Ark William Parker traces its origin to the founding of a school through the bequest of the rector of All Saints’ parish, Reverend William Parker, who died in 1619.

The celebrations will culminate in a commemorative service in November 2019, with the Bishop of Chichester leading the service at All Saints Church followed by an evening event held at the Academy in Parkstone Road for the reunion of past and present pupils.

Yvonne Powell, Executive Principal of Ark William Parker said; ‘We are incredibly proud of the rich history of our school and are very keen to hear from our past pupils, including those from Hastings Grammar school and the Hastings Secondary School for boys, which merged in 1978 to become William Parker. We would like to invite alumni to get in touch to share their favourite memories as well as any photos or memorabilia of their time at the school. Our current students will be working on a project to bring these memories together, which we hope to share next year.’

If you are a past pupil of Ark William Parker and would like to register your interest in attending the reunion event to be held in November 2019, please get in touch with the Academy via email to 400@arkwilliamparker.org