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Welcome to Hillcrest

Hillcrest School and Community College is a mixed 11-16 comprehensive community school with 1038 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."

New Website

We are in the process of creating a new school website, this should be live within the next couple of days. During this time the current school website may not be available to view. If you need any specific links please save these to your browser.

RM Unify

Pupils and staff can now use the following link to access RM Unify. Once logged in you will be able to access a wide range revision materials and useful resources.

RM Unify Login

Year 7 and 8 Progress Evening

We are changing the date for Year 7 and 8 Progress Evening which is due to the school performance being shown on Thursday 05 March 2015. It will now take place on Thursday 19 March 2015.

Please return your previous progress evening letter with your preferred time from 4.00pm - 7.50pm as they will carry over to the new date. If you have not already returned your reply slips please return to Pupil Services by Monday 02 March 2015.

Thank you for your continued support.

Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA)

We are currently going through the re-assessment process for the Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) and will keep you informed of the outcome.

The Leading Parent Partnership Award (LPPA) is a national award that recognises schools that are striving to achieve and strengthen a greater involvement and partnership with parents and carers with school.

Hillcrest News

Please click here to view the newsletter for this term.

Latest news

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Year 11 Progress Evening - Thursday 23 October 2014

Date posted: Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Progress Evening for Year 11 pupils will be held on Thursday 23 October 2014 in the new dining hall.

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Harvest Festival Activities

Date posted: Thursday, 25 September 2014

The Harvest Festival is usually celebrated in September though sometimes it falls in October around the full moon that falls closest to the autumn equinox, on a Sunday. It is the time of year in which we gather mature crops from the fields and marks the end of the growing season. The UK does not have a national holiday for Harvest Festival but many churches and schools will encourage others to donate food to give to people in need.

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Hillcrest Harvest Festival

Date posted: Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Hillcrest is celebrating the Harvest Festival by encouraging our school community to donate food to support the work of the Black Country Foodbank.

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Adult Part time Programmes/GCSE/Access Courses

Date posted: Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Enrolment for the Adult GCSE courses is now finished for this academic year. Courses are well under way and enrolment for next year will be in September 2015. For further information please contact Halesowen College on 0121 602 7777.

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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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Black Country Foodbank

Date posted: Friday, 11 October 2013

Will you help the Foodbank to help others?


EduVoice - PTA

Date posted: Monday, 22 July 2013

Our school is participating in the EduVoice fundraising programme. Hillcrest Parents' Group/ PTA is working in partnership with EduVoice to provide schools with an easy and fun way for you and your children (age 16 and over only) to help raise funds for our school. You'll be pleased to know it does not require you to spend any money and does not require you to buy anything. In fact, you can earn money yourself, if you wish.

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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.

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