Hilltop First School
About the school
Hilltop First school, built in 1961, is a community First School with a Foundation Stage catering for children from Nursery to Year 4. We have an admission number of 45 children per year group. The school, which was judged Outstanding by OFSTED in both 2007 and 2010, consists of 9 classes which are divided into 3 teams of 3 classes each. The teams and classes are as follows:
Team Woodland (Foundation Stage) Acorn, Willow and Bluebell classes
Team Enchantment (Key Stage 1, Years 1 & 2) Treetops, Castle and Meadow classes
Team Adventure (Key Stage 2, Years 3 & 4) Ocean, Island and Secret Garden classes
I am proud of our dedicated team of staff who really do put the children first every day. Our pupils enjoy learning and their confidence is nurtured through an exciting and innovative curriculum. Teachers collaborate within each key stage to plan creative and memorable experiences which support real learning. We encourage pupils to reflect on their learning and involve them in determining the direction of many of the topics covered. Much of the learning is centred on open ended tasks. We want each of our pupils to experience success and learn to love learning no matter what their starting point and individual needs.
We highly value the contribution that parents and carers make to the growth and learning of their children and are exploring ways in which we can further our partnership with parents across the school.
It would be a pleasure to welcome you to Hilltop. If you are interested in visiting the school please contact the office to book a tour.