New Free School in Hastings / St Leonards

(6 Posts)
FreeSchoolHastings Tue 28-May-13 12:00:58

Free School Hastings is a venture being undertaken by a group of committed local education professionals and members of the community in and around Hastings and St Leonards. The aim of the School is to provide a good quality, well rounded education for the children and young people in our area.

We believe there is a real need and desire for a new approach, one which connects our children to the rich environment that surrounds us, and gives them a firm grounding in a range of academic and life skills.

Free School Hastings will be a school where every child?s potential is nurtured, developed and fulfilled.

We intend to submit our application to the Department for Education in 2014, with a view to opening in September 2015.

Free School Hastings will follow a core of principles developed to enhance your child?s education, promoting a unique, outdoor-based curriculum and creative learning environment underpinned by innovative and outstanding teaching.

If this sounds like a school you would like to send your children to, or you are interested in getting involved as a Trustee, please visit our website www.freeschoolhastings.co.uk for more information and to submit your interest.

You can also visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/freeschoolhastings to keep up to date with news and events.

OhDearNigel Thu 29-Aug-13 20:18:19

i would definitely be interested, will it be primary, secondary or all years

SAR555 Sun 15-Sep-13 12:33:50

Sounds interesting. We've just moved here and our daughter is just 2/12. She used to go to a Steiner parent/child group and we really miss that philosophy. I'd be interested in what kind of schooling you envisage.

mrsdafox Wed 07-May-14 20:32:41

Hi There

I know this is an old thread but I've just come across it whilst researching Hastings/ St Leonards as a place to move to.

I went to a school called Kilquhanity which was founded by John and Morag Aitkenhead after they studied and worked with A.S.Neill of Summerhill. It was the best start in life I could have possibly been given and one I will be eternally grateful for.

My daughter is only 1 but I am already really concerned that she will be subjected to sitting exams before her 5th birthday and will learn because she has to rather than because she wants to. I would therefore be really interested to know more about your school and its intended philosophies. I would also be really interested in discussing how I might join you in some capacity or other if we move to the area.

Good luck with your new venture

rubywill Mon 08-Sep-14 19:13:32

Does anyone know if there are still plans to go ahead with this?

mrsdafox Wed 22-Jul-15 20:34:43

Does anyone know how this is progressing? x

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