Interview with award winning Hartsdown Student.

We are very proud of our sixth form sports student Chloe Williams who won the young official of the year award and will be officiating at the World Championships in London this summer.

She was recently interviewed at English Athletics where she told reporters "Officiating has helped me improve as a person because I have become more confident and stopped second guessing myself. Before I started officiating I was quite shy and found it difficult to talk to people I didn’t know. But now I have grown in confidence and can talk to people with confidence."

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Year 11 Breakfast Club

Hartsdown has launched a year 11 breakfast club to support year 11 during this very important part of their school career.


Challenger Troop

A group of our students have been given the opportunity to take part in Challenger Troop. During their time with Challenger Troop they will have amazing opportunities to develop their leadership and team building through outdoor learning.

This is an opportunity that we are hoping to extend to more students over coming years.



STEM Faraday Challenge

On the 3rd of November, as part of the school’s STEM initiative to engage students in the possibilities available to them in the technology and engineering sectors, 13 Hartsdown Academy year 8 students took the short trip to King Ethelbert School to take part in a ‘Faraday Challenge’.

The event is run by the Institute of Engineering and Technology and gives the students the opportunity to research, design and make prototype solutions to genuinely tough engineerfarady-challenge-5ing problems.

Throughout the day the students were required to use their imagination and ingenuity to tackle a series of challenges.  Our year 8 students were a great credit to Hartsdown Academy, taking on the challenge with a positive attitude and working fantastically well as a team throughout the day.

At the end of the day students had to present their ideas to the other contestants and the judges, a daunting task but one which our students rose to with aplomb with.

The STEM professional running the day complimented them on their ideas and teamwork and the feedback from students was very positive with many students noting that they are now more likely to pursue a career in engineering.


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.