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:


Hastings Observer Column - 1 February

It is incredibly important to encourage children to read. The skills they learn, the confidence they gain and the curiosity it encourages remain with children for life.

Use internet for good, Amber Rudd tells local teenagers

TEENAGERS in Hastings should use social media to learn how to spot fake news and report hateful online comments.

Local MP Amber Rudd hosted Google at Hastings Academy today as part of their Be Internet Citizens programme.