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Tracking Arts Learning and Engagement

Ark Helenswood is recognised nationally as a school that is at the forefront of arts education. At a crucial time for arts learning in the UK, we continue to recognise the arts as a vital part of our students’ learning and development.

We have been chosen to take part in a major national scheme which will track the effectiveness of arts education and the students’ learning and engagement over a three year period. The programme involves a partnership with the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Tate modern and Nottingham University and we have been chosen to take part as a recognition of the high quality arts work that we deliver.

The most recent blog from our first TALE assessor in the school can be read at PDF iconTALE Blog.

Helenswood is officially the best secondary school in Hastings

Best school in Hastings, East Sussex

We are delighted that new figures released by the Department for Education confirm Helenswood Academy as the best secondary school in Hastings with more students achieving 5 A* - Cs at GCSE (including in English and maths) than at any other secondary school in the town.

Helenswood Principal, Lucy Monk said: “Helenswood is a school with a proud past and a bright future. I applaud the hard work and success of our students and staff on this fantastic achievement and I am delighted that so many of our girls achieved results that give them a passport to the future. As always, we continue to look to the future as we constantly improve and grow on our journey to excellence.”

Considering secondary school options? Do get in touch and come and meet our staff and students and see for yourself how we are working to help every student go onto a good university and into the career of their choice.