We are very proud to welcome you to Ark 6th Form East Sussex, a shared sixth form between Helenswood Academy and Ark William Parker Academy. We are committed to providing an outstanding post-16 education for all of our students. 

Ark 6th Form has a reputation for delivering excellent outcomes for Hastings. Over a number of years our students have successfully moved from our sixth form to top universities including Oxford, Cambridge and the Russell Group.

Ark 6th Form has a powerful ethos and creates an environment in which our students are encouraged to participate and to display a high level of:

  • Intellectual curiosity.
  • Passion for their chosen subjects.
  • Desire to contribute to the wider community.
  • Ambition to achieve the qualifications to on to university or their chosen career.

We are a sixth form serving two ambitious academies and we welcome all students and families who are committed to hard work and to supporting our academies’ aims. 


Students - This is an important point in your educational journey as you begin to choose the post-GCSE options which best match your needs and ambitions for the future. You will benefit from the best teachers and the best facilities from both academies. With excellent teaching and small class sizes you will get the best from your teacher and they, in return, will get the best from you.


‘The sixth form is a brilliant place to study. The teaching staff are excellent and I can’t thank them enough for helping me reach and achieve my potential’

Ashley, achieved 3A*and 1A.