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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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'...
Looking for a career in teaching? Opportunities are available on our School Direct Teacher Training Programme...
Hillcrest School and Community College will be closed to pupils on Friday 28 November 2014 for a staff training day. School will re-open as usual at 8.50am on Monday 01 December 2014. Thank you for your continued support.
Congratulations to the winners of the raffle during Year 7 Settling-in Evening, the winning numbers were: 353 and 256.
Examination certificates are now available to collect from school reception until 28 November 2014. A signature will be required on collection or a signed note on behalf of the former pupil will also be accepted.
Any certificates not collected will be stored in school for a limited amount of time, so we advise you to arrange collection as soon as possible.
Family Get Cooking sessions are taking place on Monday 08 December and Monday 15 December 2014. Sessions run from 5.30pm - 7.30pm and will involve making tasty festive treats. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Letters will be distributed to pupils in the coming week and reply slips will need to be returned to Mrs Worsey, Parent Link Worker.
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.
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Progress Evening for Year 11 pupils will be held on Thursday 23 October 2014 in the new dining hall.
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.
Hillcrest is celebrating the Harvest Festival by encouraging our school community to donate food to support the work of the Black Country Foodbank.
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.
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.
Will you help the Foodbank to help others?
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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