Year 10 Trip to CCCU

Year 10 students took part in an Art trip to Canterbury Christ Church University, all students represented Hartsdown perfectly and took part in the University tour and art workshop with real enthusiasm. The University reps commented on what a great group they were especially Kirsty's confidence and perceptive abilities with what turned out to be a very conceptual exhibition and workshop with a local artist.

Garlinge Christmas Fair

Our Choir was proud to be invited to sing at Garlinge's Chrismas fair. We had a significant number of compliments.

Well done choir.


Christmas Fair

Thank you to all those who worked so hard to make the Christmas Fair a real success. We raised over £200.


New Rugby Club

Thanks to Mr Shenton we now have a Rugby club for year 7 and 8.

Please come along however experienced you are.

See Mr Shenton for further details

Kent University

On Friday 17.11.2017, sixth form students from Hartsdown Academy, attended Kent University personalised Tour of the campus facilities and courses on offer, to prepare them for life at University.

The facilities on offer were amazing and the options for future courses are fantastic. Students were able to visit the Law buildings, cinema, sports facilities, campus accommodation and the shops plus entertainment venues on offer.

This was an excellent opportunity for students to see what life is like at University and to inspire them to see the next chapter of their lives – University living and studying.

Christmas Lunch – 13th December 2017

Christmas is approaching and our Christmas lunch will take place on Wednesday 13th December 2017. We hope your child will decide to take advantage of the wonderful lunch, freshly prepared by Independent Catering.


The 2 course meal will be priced at only £2.50 and include the  traditional turkey with roast potatoes and all the lovely trimmings followed by a festive dessert. There will be a vegetarian alternative. The full menu is below.


The only other food available at lunch time on this day will be our deli range served from the food pod.


We hope to see your child on what will be a really fun day.


May we also remind you that we serve a range of quality food in the dining room and from the very popular food pod each day. All our food is locally sourced and cooked on the premises.

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Hartsdown Student Wins Photo Award

Jamie has developed (pardon the pun, non intended) an aptitude for Digital Photography, from the age of 4 he showed an interest and soon began taking pictures himself under direction, his talent began to show through and at 7 yrs old had his first pictures published, this lead to a succession of his work being published and a few months later to his first award. He has continued to strive to improve with great improvements each time, his work and talent was spotted by the local media in 2017 earlier this year which in turn lead to him being contacted by the BBC for Interview, this in turn lead to him being invited by the Master Photography Awards 2017 at Leicester in October. His work was high lighted and shown to some of the Top Photographers in their field not only in the UK but also around the World.

He received an Award from the MPA for "Inspirational Photography" and this has now opened the door way to a possible future career in the digital world. He specialises in Commercial and Documentary Photography and in his own words describes his work as "I view my photography as a  form of Art, in which I hope to inspire others to see the natural world we live in, through the eyes of youths today."

He wishes to pursue a career in Digital Media and has been invited to several VIP Events through the rest of 2017 and on into 2018.

IB Psychology Diploma

Psychology students tested their knowledge and skills by marking out the different areas of the brain on their peers.

The task was for students to study the anatomy of the brain then were tested on their memory by drawing on a shower cap on their partner.

ALL students did an amazing job, with having some giggles along the way.

Mrs Barber favourite quote from one student…."that's a really weird way of learning but I really did like it"