Hastings’ burgeoning art scene, historic old town and seaside air make it an attractive place to work and live. 

Ark Blacklands Primary Academy is Hastings' fastest-improving primary school. Located near the 109-acre Alexandra Park, Ark Blacklands Primary Academy recently celebrated having the most improved SATs results in the area and features an innovative outdoor learning centre and greenhouse which supplies fresh produce to the school canteen.

"Hastings has something for everyone, with great coastal walks and more rural areas and shopping. A stand-out for me has been the variety of coffee shops and small business that are in Hastings, especially in the Old Town, and the art gallery is always having different events and exhibitions. Overall, the town is small enough to feel homely whilst still having all the amenities and events to keep you busy! Everyone is really friendly too, which helped a lot when I first moved here."

- Jo Williams, teacher Ark Blacklands Primary Academy

"Hastings has some amazing countryside nearby, so I live on the side of town with a massive country park. From my house, it’s a five minute walk and you’re basically in the countryside, where you can go on these amazing cliff top walks.

"Hastings has quite a small town feel – everyone’s really friendly, but it is big enough that you have the big shops."

– Robert Blackwell, teacher at Ark Blacklands Primary Academy


If you are interested in working at Ark Blacklands Primary Academy, apply now or get in touch at recruitment@arkonline.org 

Find out more about Hastings 

With a considerably lower cost of living than London and Brighton, Hastings is a vibrant community known for its rich history, stunning seafront views, fresh local seafood and quirky art scene. Find out more about what it's like to live and work in Hastings: 




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