Hillyfield opened in 2003 and moved into its current new building in November 2005. The school is well equipped with purpose built classrooms, an extensive library, art and craft rooms as well as an expertly designed outdoor play and learning environment. We are an extended school which means we offer provision from 8 a.m. until 5.45 p.m. forty eight weeks a year. This provision ranges from a breakfast club and after school clubs to full time Nursery places and holiday clubs.
We enrich the curriculum as much as possible through educational and residential visits, visiting speakers and professionals, first-hand experiences and by drawing upon the local and wider community. Parents are encouraged to become actively involved in their children’s learning.
We are very proud of the social and cultural diversity of our school. The children and staff come from over forty different countries and we celebrate the richness that this brings to the school. This diversity is reflected in our curriculum, our policies and procedures and our school environment.
The most recent OFSTED inspection of the school took place in November 2006 and the school was judged to be ’Outstanding’.