A warm welcome and congratulations to our new students

Congratulations and welcome to those Year 6 pupils who have been offered a place at Ark Helenswood Academy for this September. We are a welcoming academic community with high aspirations and look forward to welcoming you in September. This year, the academy celebrated having the best GCSE results of any state school in Hastings after consistent, year-on-year improvement - a real achievement from our dedicated staff and students. Our students and staff are united in an ambition to inspire, achieve and excel - from our award-winning debate team to our outstanding student musicians. As an Ark Helenswood student, you won't just be joining a school - you'll be joining a community of inspiring current and former Helenswood students.

If you have been offered a place by East Sussex Council, you will also have received a personal letter from the Academy, which gives details of the transition to Ark Helenswood Academy. If you have not received a letter, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01424 753 040.

“I came to Helenswood because it was the best school around. The school’s been really supportive and they’ve really helped me get the grades I needed, especially in maths and English. The teachers here have really managed to help me get much higher grades than I ever thought would be possible.” - Natasha Burrows, former Ark Helenswood student

Joining Ark Helenswood Academy

We realise that the transition from primary to secondary school can be very stressful, for parents and guardians as well as students.  Now that you have a place with us in September, we will be making that process as smooth as possible and ensure that you get to know the school ahead of joining in September. 

All students will visit their new schools for 3 days, from Wednesday 6th to Friday 8th July, to get a real taste of the life of a “Helenswood Girl”. We'll also have New Parents' Evening on Wednesday 29th June 2016, where you will get to meet your new Form Teacher and other staff.

“I really enjoyed my time at Helenswood and I’m really going to miss the teachers.” - Mia Page, Ark Helenswood alumna

Can I visit the school?

We would love to show you around on one of our personalised tours of the school, to give you a chance to get a feel for Ark Helenswood and see for yourself why we really are the best school in Hastings. Please don't hesitate to call 01424 753 040 or email info@arkhelenswood.org and arrange a tour of the school.

"Helenswood has changed my life for the better.” - Gerry Mills, Ark Helenswood alumna

Good luck to all our future Helenswood girls in their SATs this summer - we look forward to seeing you in September!