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Ark Alexandra Academy

In 2019, William Parker and Helenswood came together to create Ark Alexandra Academy, a new chapter, and a truly exciting time for all. The school also celebrated its 400th anniversary, an amazing milestone that is shared by all boys and girls in the community.

Ark Alexandra is a two-campus secondary academy with a Sixth Form provision in Hastings. As a Church of England school, our values of faith, excellence and kindness underpin our ethos, culture and behaviour. We have an inclusive admissions policy that welcomes, without preference, students of all faith and none. We believe that everyone deserves to be accepted, included, and empowered to live a purposeful and fulfilling life.

Ark Alexandra Academy is part of Ark, an international charity and one of the UK’s most successful multi-academy trusts, with a network of 39 schools across the country. The Ventures that Ark develop and support are tackling some of the most challenging problems facing young people, both in the UK and around the world.

About our school experience


We would love for you to join us to learn more about Ark Alexandra Academy and Ark Teacher Training. The day will include:

- a tour of school
- an insight session into our programme
- a lesson observation with a chance to discuss afterwards
- the opportunity to meet an Ark Teacher Training trainee or ECT
- when possible, meet a teacher in your subject
- a day to have your questions answered!

Start and finish times
09.00am to 15:00am - Flexible

Please contact Alex on the Ark Teacher Training recruitment team if you cannot attend the whole day.

You will observe a variety of sessions throughout the day so we encourage everyone to attend for the whole day where possible.

Dress code

Business dress

Teacher training

Ark Teacher Training (ATT) is a school-based programme offering the perfect mixture of theory and classroom practice to develop you into the best teacher you can be. Because we believe that every child, regardless of their background, deserves to have access to a great education, we work mainly in communities of lower income with a history of academic underachievement.

We are very proud to have just received our second ‘outstanding’ rating from Ofsted in all categories! There are only a few ITTs in the UK that can say the same.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: Passport or Driving licence
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


Park Avenue, William Parker Campus, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 2PG
Map showing Ark Alexandra Academy

Yes - on site parking provided

Please contact us for further information about parking

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Disability confident logo

Access needs policy

Park Avenue, William Parker Campus, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 2PG
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Disability access

Disability Confident

  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Physics with maths
  • Religious education
  • Spanish