Education in Hastings and Rye

Getting the best for our young people starts with a good education.

This means having high quality schools with passionate teachers, and I am delighted that NowTeach operates in Hastings - bringing in teachers with real world experience within their chosen subjects.

Following my representations to Government, Hastings was designated an Opportunity Area, which means we are one of 12 areas benefiting from a £72 million pool of funding. The Opportunity Area has brought new initiatives to schools in our towns to raise attainment and proficiency, and I am glad that there have been real improvements. 

I have been fighting to improve literacy amongst our students and have started a campaign called "Reading With Rudd". More news on this and other campaigns are below:


Amber enjoys breakfast at Baird Primary Academy

MP FOR HASTINGS AND RYE, AMBER RUDD HAS VISITED BAIRD PRIMARY which is benefitting from the National Breakfast Programme. The programme provides pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds with a healthy breakfast.

Hastings Observer Column - 24 May

Every young person should have the opportunity to succeed. It is especially important to remember this as we reach the height of exam season. Whilst I enjoyed school, I certainly did not enjoy revising!

Hastings Observer Column - 26 April

The internet has the potential to transform lives, but it can also be a dangerous place for our young people.

Like with all things, we need to strike the right balance.

"Our Nation's children must be safe online" Says Amber Rudd MP

SCHOOLCHILDREN in Hastings and Rye will receive a crash course from Google on how to stay safe online and avoid internet trolls.

Hastings MP Amber Rudd hosted Google to educate 7-11 year olds on both the opportunities and dangers of the internet.

Dedicated Ark students receive Art and Sports bursaries

Dedicated Ark students were celebrated at an inaugural award ceremony for the Helenswood and William Parker Sports and Arts bursaries.

The ceremony was attended by Rt Hon Amber Rudd who awarded the successful students with their bursaries.

Education, education, education

I had the pleasure to join students at Silverdale Primary school as part of a new literacy initiative, which I have taken to calling “Reading with Rudd”!

‘Well done, Baird Primary’: Amber praises local school on award win

A local school has been awarded a prestigious award for their approach to mental health and wellbeing.

The Baird Primary Academy was  awarded nurtureuk’s Marjorie Boxall Quality Mark Award for their whole-school nurturing approach. 

Amber Rudd commented: