In its 60 years history Hartsdown has produced students who have gone on to make a real difference in the world. As a way of encouraging  our current students we are collecting stories of our past students achievements.

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Our Students

 Hannah Harris

After leaving Hartsdown with my applied Science A levels, I went on to do a HNC at Pfizer’s, in Sandwich. This experience enabled me to continue my studies at Plymouth University where I studied for a Degree in Human Bioscience. As this is where I was studying, I moved to this area and met my partner. I continue my studies now and I am the proud mum to two young children. My motto to anyone thinking about further study is “It’s not always easy, but it is always worth it.”




Toni May

After leaving Hartsdown in 2012, I chose to continue my studies at Chatham and Clarendon Grammar Sixth Form, where I studied Biology, Psychology and Spanish for two years. Despite having to retake my Spanish AS level alongside my other A-levels in Year 13, I managed to excel in languages and secured a place at the University of Hull to study Spanish with Translation Studies. In my third year, I had the amazing opportunity to spend 9 months in rural Spain teaching English to Spanish children. Now, in my fourth and final year of University, I am due to graduate this summer with a 2:1 (or hopefully higher!) and move on to a career in the field of Translation and Localisation.

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