Year 11 Study Support Evening – Wednesday 16 November

Year 11 parents are strongly advised to attend this essential study support session on Wednesday 16 November from 4.30pm to 7.00pm.
Valuable guidance and advice for revision and coursework from all subject staff will be available including revision tips, revision resources and more…

Year 11 Study Support Evening

Year 11 Study Support Evening

Sixth Form Open Evening – 10 November 6.30pm-8.30pm

Year 11 students and families are invited to attend our ‘Sixth Form Open Evening’ Thursday 10 November from 6.30pm onwards.
Please take the opportunity to see our sixth form centre in action, meet our friendly staff and students and ask questions.sixth-form-open-evening-2016

Term 2 Starts Tuesday 1 November

Term 2 begins on Tuesday 1 November at 8.45am sharp.
(Monday 31 October is a Staff Inset Day, students do not attend on this day.)


Online Safety Message from Boy Band ‘Boycode’

Boycode are currently touring UK schools talking about the important subject of online safety, cyberbullying and discrimination. They want to make a difference and set a great example to students. As part of their UK tour they visited Hartsdown Academy on the afternoon of Monday 3 October and provided two fantasboycodetic performances to over 350 year 7 and year 8 students.
We would like to take this opportunity to remind all students and families the importance of online safety and useful information can be found at UK Safer Internet Centre and Safer Internet Day.


Year 6 Open Mornings

Year 6 Parents…Did you miss our open evening?
You are welcome to attend one of our open mornings taking place:
hartsdownThursday 13 October and Friday 14 October
For further information please call us on: 01843 227957
We look forward to seeing you.

High Quality Head Students

There’s a new team of senior students at the helm at Hartsdown Academy.

Head boy is Harry Collington and head girl is Jade Bentley. Their deputies are Ryan Mondaye and Ellie Sinclair. They are supported by the senior prefects.

They were chosen following a rigorous selection procedure that included a letter of application, a reference from Head of House, an online staff vote, and a tough interview session.

Vice Principal Charlie Barber said: “This is a rigorous process to select students who will be ambassadors for Hartsdown Academy on site and at a range of functions in the community. We are impressed with our candidates, who are inspirational and enthusiastic.”

All senior prefects will have a range of duties including being present at parents and carers evenings; charity work and being part of the school council.


Performing Arts News – Not-Half-Bard!


Hartsdown Academy students took part in a workshop in the lead up to this year’s Shakespeare Schools Festival at Margate’s Theatre Royal.

The workshop was a chance for Year 10 Performing Arts students and to showcase a little of what they had rehearsed so far in their version of A Midsummer’s Night Dream and gain some quality feedback from professional actors.

The day was made up of short talks from visiting professional actors and stage manager, production meetings and talks, direction workshops, performance and feedback sessions.

Mr Morton, Head of Performing Arts, said: “The whole day was extremely productive and the students were amazing. It was a great opportunity for them to work with, and get some direction from, professional actors in a professional theatre.”

Hartsdown Academy will be performing an abridged version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Shakespeare Schools Festival at the Theatre Royal on 9 November 2016.


Library Club


‘GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE’library-club-2016

Do you enjoy reading?

Do you want to improve your reading skills?

Are you creative?

Do you want to relax and have fun?


If so please come along and join in with Mrs Beale and Mrs Solly at the library

Every Wednesday &  Thursday from 3.00pm – 3.40pm

  • Junior Librarian Duties
  • One to One Reading
  • Group Reading
  • Creative & Art
  • Fun


School Photographs Update

School photographs will be taken tomorrow (Friday 23 September) for our year 7, 9, 11 and 12 students and on Thursday 29 September for our year 8 and 10 students.