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Welcome to Hillcrest

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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Principal April Garratt

Principal's welcome

"I would like to take this opportunity to outline some of our values and expectations that make Hillcrest an outstanding school..."

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Target Education Alliance

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.

Principal April Garratt

Our vision statement

Hillcrest School and Community College is committed to creating and providing an inclusive and inspirational learning environment...

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Arts College

Hillcrest School is an Arts College. The arts are the heartbeat of our school and local community...

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Every Child Matters

Learn more about how Hillcrest School and Community College is supporting the Government's Green Paper 'Every Child Matters'...

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School Direct

Looking for a career in teaching? Opportunities are available on our School Direct Teacher Training Programme...


Ofsted Good Practice Film: Bullying

"This short film shows how Hillcrest School and Community College has created a positive culture to prevent bullying and to tackle it when it occurs. The strategies used are explained and are discussed with students."

School Closure Dates - Summer Term 2014

Dear Parent/Carer

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.

Yours faithfully

Mrs A Garratt

The GCSE Countdown has begun...

The summer examination timetable is now available below. Individual pupil timetables have been posted. Please note these are provisional and may change slightly.

Summer 2014 Examination Timetable (PDF)

For further information please visit the examinations page here.

Hillcrest News - February 2014


Please click here to view the February edition of Hillcrest News.

Saturday School

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.

GCSE Results 2013

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.

Latest news

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Dangers of Drinking Energy Drinks

Date posted: Friday, 13 December 2013

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.

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Year 11 Progress Evening - Thursday 24 October 2013

Date posted: Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Progress Evening for Year 11 pupils will be held on Thursday 24 October 2013 in the new dining hall.

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Black Country Foodbank

Date posted: Friday, 11 October 2013

Will you help the Foodbank to help others?

GCSE Adult

FREE Adult GCSE Courses

Date posted: Monday, 16 September 2013

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity!

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Term dates

Monday, 28 April 2014

School opens for all pupils

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Year 10 Progress Evening

Thursday, 22 May 2014

School closed to pupils (Polling day)

Friday, 23 May 2014

School closed to pupils (INSET Day)

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Year 7 and 8 Progress Evening


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Safeguarding Children Procedures

A summary of what to do if you are worried a child or young person is being abused.

Nurse A Scott

Health and medical FAQ

Common medical questions and answers from the school nurse.

Thin ice

Ice and water safety advice

When out and about enjoying wintry Netherton's great outdoors, please take care of you and your loved ones by frozen water.

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