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Hill Park has retained its status as an OUTSTANDING school - OFSTED June 2022 - Our next INSET day is 2nd September 2024

We have great pleasure in sharing with you our June 2022 OFSTED report which graded us again as OUTSTANDING in all areas.

We are so proud of this report and would like to thank all our families, staff and children for supporting us.

2nd, 3rd and 4th September are INSET days - We will be welcoming students back to school on Thursday 5th September 2024.

Welcome to Hill Park School

Our Vision Statement

A positive, dynamic school community;  providing personalised learning that enables each child to feel proud, confident and valued for their achievements.

Read our Headteacher's (Rachel Burstow) Welcome here

Do you want to know more about our school aims and ethos? 

Click here

Statutory information for inspectors and parents can be found here

Important information for parents

We would ask all our parent/carers to read the attached documents with regards to:

  • The risk that chicken pox, measles or shingles may cause to one of our students who is receiving ongoing medical treatment.
  • Social media use.

We thank you for your understanding.

Term dates & School Menus

Drusilla's Park Trips

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Our key stage 2 students have been enjoying trips to Drusilla's Park this term, to support their topic of 'All Creatures Great and Small'!

Our School

Hill Park School is a maintained specialist school, registered with the DFE for pupils aged 4 -16. All pupils attending the school have an EHCP.

The needs of our pupils range from Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD), Physical Disabilities, Autism (ASC), Moderate (MLD) or Severe Learning Disabilities (SLD). As a learning disability Hub we are not a school for pupils who have a primary need of Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH).

Formely known as Hillside School and Downs Park School, in September 2019 we merged to become Hill Park School, operating across two sites, a Primary site for pupils aged YR-Y6 and a Secondary site for students aged Y7-Y11. Both sites are on Foredown Road.

In September 2023 we opened a third site, The Hive, in Hollingdean, Brighton. The Hive Centre is a small  provision for autistic secondary age students who are at mainstream ability, but whose anxiety levels are high and for whom a mainstream secondary environment does not meet their needs. 

The Primary site has 12 classes and the Secondary site has 13. Please see our Curriculum Framework document for a more detailed description of each site. The Hive has 5 classes, increasing to 6 in September 2024.

Although we are a generic specialist school we do not offer a generic model of teaching and learning  - please come and have a look round to see us in action!

Introduction to our Secondary Site

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Quick links:

Ofsted reports

School Newsletters

Our Website -Feedback is welcome email admin@hillpark.brighton-hove.sch.uk

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