News

Survey Results

Proposal to bring together Helenswood Academy and William Parker Academy ‘as a co-educational school with a strong emphasis on the performing arts and sports’ starting, from September 2019. School to operate across the Helenswood Lower School site (Years 7 and…
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News

No to the Merger

By Maria Cooke I had been a member of staff at William Parker School for 11 years when Ark took over, but stayed only six months under the incoming regime. We were dictated to, bullied and treated disrespectfully. Many teachers…
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Politics

Captive Market

By Graham Street In the last decade all but one of Hastings’ schools has been converted into an academy. The policy of local authority (LA) governed schools turning into state funded but privately controlled ones was initiated by the Labour…
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