Coronavirus update: 3 April 2020

Update on Coronavirus – This school is now CLOSED  and will REMAIN CLOSED until further notice.

Homelearning is now available for Easter at this link- click this link. Thank you for supporting your children with their daily activities, as this conversation and 'team effort' will go a long way with your child's learning.  Due to new Government Guidelines we will not be able to provided further printed copies to children.

Please be aware, we are unable to replicate the learning that would usually take place in the classroom, so instead, we have provided a mixture of online, downloadable and home based activities (that require no technology). Therefore, if you are unable to print it- do not worry. 

We will continue to update you with further homelearning activities and projects to be completed after Easter.  These will be uploaded to the website at the above link, and a message sent to let you know they are there. 

In the meantime, please continue with the fantastic work: stay safe and keep well.

Ark Castledown Team

While schools are closed, we should all continue to follow health guidance.

Find out how to protect yourself here:

For further information on the government response, please visit:

Welcome from our Head of School

IHead of School Charlotte Phillip am delighted to welcome you to Ark Castledown Primary Academy.

On 18 September 2017 Ark Castledown Primary Academy opened its doors to pupils – proud to serve the local children of Hastings. The school is part of the Ark network and is closely linked to Ark Blacklands and Ark Little Ridge. 

We are a school dedicated to providing a safe and stimulating learning environment for your children, enabling them to grow and flourish. We offer a curriculum that focuses first and foremost on our children becoming confident and capable readers, writers and mathematicians. These key, lifelong skills are then enriched and developed through a creative and varied curriculum, both inside and outside the classroom. 


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What's on at Ark Castledown

06 April

Easter holiday