Open Events: Admissions for September 2022

We are able to offer 90 reception places each year. Please see our prospectus for more details of life at Ark Blacklands Primary Academy.

We welcome you and your child to visit us on our upcoming open events to see the fantastic opportunities available at Ark Blacklands Primary Academy.

We understand that choosing the right school for your child is an important and personal decision. The best place to start is by planning a visit where you’ll meet teachers and pupils, take a tour and have the opportunity to get a real feel of what we offer.

Below you’ll see a list of our open events days and evenings, please use this form to register for a place.

For a tour at the academy and opportunity to meet the staff on:

Monday 10th January at 2pm

We will also host a virtual tour which you can register your interest for:

Monday 6th December 4.00pm

You contact the school please use this form to register for a place or you can call us on TEL: 01424 429279 or email us at

We look forward to meeting you!

Welcome from our Principal

Welcome to Ark Blacklands Primary Academy. We are a community primary school which works very closely with Ark Little Ridge and Ark Castledown Primary Academy to serve the local children of Hastings.

At Ark Blacklands we are extremely proud of the fact that Ofsted has graded us as outstanding in all areas. This means that by sending your child to our school, you will know that they are receiving the very best education, in a vibrant and nurturing setting. 
We put English and mathematics at the heart of our primary curriculum. Skills learnt in these subjects provide the foundations for all learning. Our enrichment activities allow opportunities for our pupils to develop skills in other areas of the curriculum.

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What's on at Ark Blacklands

06 December

Open Events: Admissions for September 2022

13 December

Year 6 & Choir Christmas Blacklands Church Service 

20 December

School Holidays