Hillcrest School and Community College is a mixed 11-16 comprehensive community school with 995 pupils. It is located in Netherton, Dudley in the West Midlands.
At Hillcrest there is an expectation that pupils will learn in a disciplined and caring environment. Our focus is on achievement and high standards.
Hillcrest School and Community College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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Hillcrest School takes a leading role in the training and professional development of teachers, support staff and headteachers, as well as contributing to the raising of standards through school-to-school support.
Hillcrest School and Community College is committed to creating and providing an inclusive and inspirational learning environment...
Hillcrest School is an Arts College. The arts are the heartbeat of our school and local community...
Learn more about how Hillcrest School and Community College is supporting the Government's Green Paper 'Every Child Matters'...
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From Monday 14 April 2014 Hillcrest School will be closed to pupils for the Easter break and pupils will return to school as normal on Monday 28 April 2014.
Please note the school will also be closed to pupils on the following dates:
Monday 05 May 2014 - May Day
Thursday 22 May 2014 - Polling Day
Friday 23 May 2014 - Staff Training Day
Pupils will, therefore, break up for half term at 3.00pm on Wednesday 21 May 2014 and return to school as normal on Monday 02 June 2014.
Important information regarding GCSE examinations
There are timetabled pupil examinations for geography and English Literature on Thursday 22 May 2014 and also history and textiles on Friday 23 May 2014. If your child is timetabled an examination on these dates they will be expected to attend. For the morning geography and history examinations pupils should arrive in school no later than 9.00am and for the afternoon English Literature and textiles examinations they should arrive no later than 1.00pm.
The summer holidays will commence on Monday 21 July 2014.
Thank you for your continued support.
Mrs A Garratt
The summer examination timetable is now available below. Individual pupil timetables have been posted. Please note these are provisional and may change slightly.
For further information please visit the examinations page here.
Please click here to view the February edition of Hillcrest News.
Every Saturday we are running 'Saturday School' for targetted Year 7 and Year 11 pupils to raise attainment in mathematics. Attendance is really important and will help pupils make progress in their learning. If your child is unable to attend their scheduled time please let us know on the day by contacting us on 07973 315911.
We have achieved our best ever examination results this year, with 57% of pupils achieving 5 A* - C GCSE grades (including English and mathematics). Congratulations to all pupils and staff.
An increasing number of pupils come to school on a can of energy drink instead of a good breakfast; stimulant-containing energy drinks have no place in the diets of children or adolescents.
Progress Evening for Year 11 pupils will be held on Thursday 24 October 2013 in the new dining hall.
Will you help the Foodbank to help others?
Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity!
Monday, 28 April 2014
Thursday, 8 May 2014
Thursday, 22 May 2014
Friday, 23 May 2014
Thursday, 12 June 2014
A summary of what to do if you are worried a child or young person is being abused.
Common medical questions and answers from the school nurse.
When out and about enjoying wintry Netherton's great outdoors, please take care of you and your loved ones by frozen water.