On Tuesday 6th February, Hartsdown were involved in the CAT MAD event.  It was an evening designed to celebrate Music, Art and Dance across the schools involved with the Coastal Academy Trust.  Hartsdown performed three numbers led by Mrs Richardson and Mrs Pollard.  The 6th form Performing Arts students performed  "When You're an Addams" from the Addams Family Musical, they demonstrated a high level of professionalism and received many laughs from the audience.  Hartsdown choir performed two numbers, "Wings" by Little Mix and "When I Grow Up" from Matilda.  Their performance was energetic and to a high standard.  They embodied school ethos and expectation in the way they performed and conducted themselves.  The CAT finale, "Never Forget" by Take That was led and accompanied by Hartsdown.  It saw all of the staff and students involved throughout the evening, coming together to celebrate its success.

The evening was a huge success and we are extremely proud of all of the students involved.

UCA Easter School

Year 10 or 11

If you are planning on going to college or University to study a creative subject then the University of Creative Arts (UCA) has an amazing Easter school running, so you can start building up your portfolio.

The Easter Schools will run from Tuesday 3 April – Friday 6 April across all of their campuses.

As a partner school, Hartsdown Academy has been guaranteed three spaces for our students.

To find our further information about UCA's Easter Schools, and to apply for a place on one of our campuses, please click here. 

If you decide to apply, please let Miss Gipson, Mrs Rigden or your teacher know.

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.