Important news

Parent / Carers: The consultation on the proposal to bring Ark William Parker and Ark Helenswood together as one co-educational school has now launched. You can find out more information and give us your views by visiting the consultation website:

Extra-curricular activities: a new list of activities for this term can be found here.

ARK William Parker Academy remembers

Remembrance poppies on crosses

The eleventh of the eleventh was marked with acts of remembrance at ARK William Parker Academy.  

Guests gathered with senior staff, prefects and CCF cadets as school Chaplain, Rev Peter Michell, led the ceremony.  Wreaths were laid at the two memorials on the site, one commemorating boys of the Hastings Grammar School and the other those of Hastings Secondary School for Boys. Then, remembrance crosses were ‘planted’ in the Peace Garden by the school chapel.  These had been inscribed by students, with the names of people dear to them who had given their lives in the service of the country.

Assemblies through the whole week were themed on remembrance, with reference not only to the World Wars but subsequent conflicts too.  Students were involved in taking a lead and all the William Parker boys have been given the opportunity to honour those who have made the supreme sacrifice.

Remembrance November 2013 Remembrance planting crosses
Remembrance 2013 Guests Remembrance CCF 2013