Our Ethos and Values

Our Mission Statement

‘To provide a high quality educational community which offers life changing opportunities in a safe, creative and exciting environment. All are valued and inspired to flourish and grow as individuals, leaving us believing the sky is the limit!’ In order to ensure that our mission is realised, all of our academies are governed by a firm set of non-negotiable standards, which all staff are held accountable to.


Hasting Hill has a fully inclusive ethos where all members of the school community are encouraged to have high aspirations for themselves. Learning, leading to high academic attainment, is at the heart of each academy with all
children, irrespective of inherent ability, striving to fulfil their potential. Learning experiences are woven into an exciting curriculum which is broad, balanced and relevant, where children develop core basic skills which are transferable to everyday
life situations.

Children develop as confident individuals, successful learners and responsible citizens in a safe, high quality learning environment which is up-to-date and equipped with the necessary technologies to prepare them for life in the twenty-first century. They have a strong voice along with their parents and wider stakeholders.
Comprehensive, extended provision supports children in developing specific gifts and talents and places the school at the heart of the community which it serves.
Hasting Hill operates an open-door policy with parents, carers and the local community. All are welcomed into the Academy so that all can participate and share skills and experiences with the children.


Hasting Hill Academy is part of Wise Academies. In addition to a Local Governing Body, a Regional Board and Board of Directors oversees the work of the Academy, and takes a close interest in its performance and provision.  Further details can be found here .

We are always keen to hear from parents/carers who would be interested in becoming a member of the Governing Body; please get in touch via the 'Contact Us' page if you're interested.

Our Governance information can be found over on the trust governance website here

Admissions Arrangements

Hasting Hill is a non-selective school for the local community. As such, the admissions policy reflects the locally co-ordinated admissions scheme. After admitting students with a statement of SEN, followed by ‘Looked After’ children, the admissions policy for the Academy prioritises brothers and sisters of children at the school and those living closest to the Academy. Our admissions policy is available below.

Our admissions number (PAN) is 50; this means this year we will admit upto 50 pupils into our Reception classes. Our admission number has been 50 for three years, hence we have a capacity of 50 pupils per year group in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. From Year 3 upwards our capacity is 45 pupils per year group.

Applying for a place at Hasting Hill is easy. Like most Sunderland schools, it is handled by the Admissions team at the Local Authority. All the details you need are here

Pupil Premium Allocation

A link to how the school spends its funding is available here.

Pupil Premium 2017-18 Pupil Premium 2018-19

PE and Sport Premium


A link to how the school spends its Funding is available here

PE Funding 19-20 PE Events                  

Our Curriculum

We’re really excited to be continuing with our new curriculum this year at Hasting Hill. The curriculum, organised into ‘topics’ or ‘contexts’, was a huge success last year, and the second part of the two-year cycle will be introduced this year. As many of you will know by now, each topic will begin with an event or a visit to inspire the children, and will culminate in a similar event giving the children the opportunity to showcase their learning. Parents/carers are a crucial part of this – we really value your support at these events, and YOU make the end celebrations worth having. Your children like nothing more than being able to share their achievements with you. These may be in the form of an assembly, a performance, an exhibition of work… the opportunities are endless. Your child’s work from though out the term will also be on display (as will their homework – make sure they complete it on time, and to a high standard!). Thank you for your continuing support.

The Academy follows the new National Curriculum in Literacy and Maths – we’ll be sharing things from these with you throughout the year… some of the things in it are a bit tougher than they used to be! Our topics/contexts are being designed to include the best elements of other subjects. Enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities are linked in order to make learning purposeful and engaging, and, above all, to raise achievement.

School Performance

Reaching expected standard in Writing
Hasting Hill 90%
Reaching expected standard in Reading
Hasting Hill 92%
Reaching expected standard in Maths
Hasting Hill 72%
Reaching expected standard in SPAG
Hasting Hill 92%
Reaching expected standard Combined
Hasting Hill 67%
National 78%
National 75%
National 76%
National 78%
National 64%


Exceeding standard in Reading 46%, Writing 23%, Maths 18%, SPAG 49% and Combined 13%

Average progress in Reading +3.3, Writing +1.3, Maths -1.5

Average scaled score Reading 109, Maths 103, SPAG 110

School Policies

WISE Policies

School Specific