Value & Ethos

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's 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.

Our 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 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 up to 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.


If you wish to apply for a place for our Nursery, please contact the school office who can send you the appropriate forms and advise you on how the process works.

Reception / Transfers

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 detail you need are here


Pupil Premium Allocation

PE & Sports Premium

A link to how the school spends its Pupil Premium is below:

A link to how the school spends its Sports Funding is below:


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


School Performance

Results 2019


Reaching expected standard in reading
Hasting Hill 40%
National 73%
reaching expected standard in writing
Hasting Hill 80%
National 78%
reaching expected standard in maths
Hasting Hill 38%
National 79%
reaching expected standard in spag
Hasting Hill 63%
National 78%

Exceeding standard in Reading 5%, Writing 13%, Maths 3%, SPAG 5%, Combined 3%

Average progress in Reading -6, Writing -1, Maths -7.4

Average score in Reading 99, Maths 97, SPAG 101

Results 2018


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


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