Students and staff enjoyed a magnificent Last Day Assembly. Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you back soon!

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Our Year 7 and 8 students are enjoying their annual Reward Party for their excellent attendance and behaviour.

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We had a fabulous day out at Chessington World of Adventures, even the staff were brave enough to go on the rides.

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While many students were away at Chessington today, the rest had a fun-filled activity day filming news and weather, making balloon hats and creating live art.

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Our Summer Arts Festival was an amazing showcase of English speeches, musical and drama performances, gymnastics and Art, Photography & DT exhibitions.

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Building spaghetti bridges, safely dropping eggs, solving cryptic puzzles, exploding film-roll canisters and a guest speaker from Drallim all formed part of our amazing STEM Day today.

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Our Duke of Edinburgh students used the windy weather to develop their tent building and stove lighting skills.

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Sports Day 2018 was another highlight of the incredible sporting potential of our amazing students. Champions in the making!

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The one and only annual Intergroup Dance competition took place this week with some stunning displays.

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What a week! We visited one of the most beautiful bays in the world in Santander, we saw the famous Cantabrian brown bears at Cabárceno Zoo and we went up the cable car to the top of the Picos de Europa mountains… now we need a siesta! - Miss Harrold

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Our Summer Arts Festival is a day of performance, exhibition, creativity and celebration.

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Our Year 11 students looked amazing as they enjoyed a wonderful evening at their prom. Here are some of the photos.

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Alex James Ellison gave our students a fantastic assembly today with his written songs and a message about the dangers of tobacco, alcohol and drugs.

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Today we said goodbye to our wonderful Year 11 students in a special assembly dedicated to their life and hard work throughout their years at school. We are all very proud of you and wish you all the best for the future.

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Geography teachers Mr Mallindine, Mrs Clarkson and Mr Weakley led a trip to the wonderful, sunny town of Swanage in Dorset which is a conservation area and is located at the eastern end of the Jurassic Coast.

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Year 9 created a dish of their choice for their end of year assessment. Here are some of the delicious outcomes!

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Ark Helenswood hosted a Slam Poetry Workshop by Hastings Fringe which provides the opportunity for students to develop their poetry skills and a chance to compete for a live stage performance.

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Ark Helenswood are now host to the GSUS Live service and our students have been studying rejection, fear and forgiveness within a religious context as well as historical individuals such as Marie Curie and Martin Luther King.

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PC Paul Eastes from Hastings Police and Carl Denne from Hastings Kickboxing Academy working together to deliver online safety and personal responsibility lessons for our students.

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Visit our Vacancies page for teaching positions at our Academy

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Site team cleaner June White has recently turned 80 years old having started work as a Domestic Assistant at Helenswood in 1981. That's 37 years of dedicated service to the school keeping things clean, tidy and safe. Thank you June and Happy Birthday!

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Ark Helenswood celebrates Ofsted Good!

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The Department for Education nominated Miss Lelliott for her outstanding contribution to teaching, where she enjoyed an afternoon reception in 10 Downing Street meeting many other inspiring teachers and the Prime Minister Theresa May.

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This year we have started offering the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award. We applied for £500 from the Police Property Auction Fund to help buy equipment for our expeditions. We were awarded the full £500 to help us get started and today we got the cheque!

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Year 7 Science students are watching live as the Blue Tits are hatching this morning.

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The 2018 Dance Show DVD is out now for only £5. All proceeds support the Performing Arts department and future shows. Please contact the IT Office or main reception to purchase.

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Our Year 7 and 8's are enjoying their Rewards Party for their fantastic attendance, behaviour and going above and beyond!

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The catering department enjoyed a break in the weather to host a lunchtime BBQ for staff and students today!

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Our Religious Studies classroom has been converted to a reflection, peace and tranquility space this week for all students to enjoy!

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A group from Ark Helenswood, Ark WIlliam Parker and Ark Sixth Form recently visited St. Johann in Tirol, Austria for a fabulous skiing trip.

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The DVD from our incredible Dance Show is nearly ready, there are hundreds of photos to be published too, but while you wait here are some highlights.

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Our End of Term assembly celebrated all the hard work by our wonderful staff and students. Have a Happy Holiday and see you all back on Monday 16th April 2018.

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A-Level Psychology students created Ego Eggs to take on their school holidays. Mission: attach & journal their Ego Egg's life from Cradle to the Grave.

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Our Year 7 students were today awarded for their attendance and conduct with displays from Art, Design & Technology, Food Technology and a drama performance from English Literature.

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It's Sports Relief 2018 and determination is the name of the game.

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The incredible Ark Helenswood Dance Show is on the 21st & 22nd March 2018 at 7pm. This year's dance will be hosted at the Phoenix Arts Centre, Ark William Parker Academy. Tickets available on the door for £7 (£4 for students / seniors).

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A huge thank you to all the staff, students and parents who made Rock The Boat so magical. Enjoy this short video of some of the moments we captured.

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Ms Harrold's form 7SH are celebrating International Women's Day 2018 with these wonderful messages.

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Don't forget, it's the Rock The Boat Musical this week! Take a look at this short video of our rehearsals. More information at https://www.facebook.com/events/165325974261493/

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Keeping with the snowy theme, Lucy and Amelia wrote this wonderful poem!

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Rock the Boat is a fantastic comedy featuring a string of hits from the 1970's.

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It's #TimeToTalk for mental health awareness so we have created a video to highlight some of the issues Place2Be are here to help with.

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Students from ARK Helenswood performed with ACROMAX Gymnastics at the annual Holocaust Memorial Day Service last Saturday. The event held at St. Mary in the Castle attracted dignitaries such as Amber Rudd (MP), the Mayor and the Lord High Sheriff.

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Year 11 students on a GCSE Design & Technology trip visited Warner Bros. Studio, The Making of Harry Potter, looking at the incredible set design

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Year 8 Eva produced this stunning model of our solar system, along with mass, number of moons and the planet's surface temperature.

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This year is the award’s 10th Anniversary (2008-2018) and students are avidly reading this year’s shortlist. The winner will be announced around Easter at a presentation event at Ark Helenswood Academy.

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A-Level Dance students perform at Sandown Primary School's Opening Ceremony celebrating the visit of two Maths specialists from Shanghai.

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Future fine artist Oleta in Year 9 spent the weekend hand-drawing this amazing Bust of David from Michelangelo.

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Here are some students at today's Anime Club dining on their chosen oriental cuisine

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