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Vision for the future
To remain at the forefront of best practice and innovation schools must be continually reflecting, growing, adapting and changing.  We have listened to parents, pupils, staff, Governors and external advisors and thought deeply about the direction the school should take in a constantly changing educational climate. We are writing to share our vision for the future development of The Hills and would welcome your thoughts, questions and support. Download the document here.
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19 Apr - 20 Apr
20 Apr - 21 Apr
21 Apr - 22 Apr
22 Apr - 22 Apr
25 Apr - 25 Apr
28 Apr - 28 Apr

Welcome to The Hills Academy

Welcome

The Hills Academy is a vibrant and diverse school with strong values as central to our happy and safe environment. We have been recognised as 'Outstanding', by Ofsted, since 1997 and we pride ourselves in combining high attainment with excellent extra-curricular opportunities for all our pupils. Dedicated and committed staff, governors, volunteers, parent groups and student forums continue to drive forward the success and growth of the school.

As an inclusive environment we are focused on meeting the individual needs of our whole school community. Learning is personalized for each pupil and our children have the independence to determine much of this; evaluating their own achievements and setting themselves challenging targets for the future.

As a globally minded 'International Award' school we have close links with pupils, teachers and learning around the world and hold the Green Flag for our environmental awareness. Learning in school takes place throughout the whole environment; including our wonderful outdoor learning spaces. Our children love to explore, experiment and get dirty!

We embrace technology and offer pupils and community members access to state of the art ICT facilities and training; key to our award winning Cineclub and Robotics workshops.

As a whole school community we see ourselves as life-long learners with our eyes firmly set on ensuring the school continues to evolve with the rigours and needs of the 21st Century. Celebration of all achievements is central to this and fosters mutual respect and high self-esteem.

From the excitement and exploration of the Early Years, to the challenges, responsibilities and investigations of Year 4, we aim to provide all our young people with the learning and life skills that allow them to reach their full social and academic potential.

The website offers you a snapshot of the school, but you are warmly welcome to visit us and see the school in action - please do call the office for an appointment.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Mrs Whitehead
Headteacher
The Hills Academy

 

The Hills Academy Trust

The Hills Academy Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with the company number 08434199.
The registered office is The Hills Academy, Stancliffe Road, Bedford MK41 9AT.

Latest Blogs

Please remember to check the blogs via the Class Blog section to view attached image galleries.

  • Frozen Worlds Fabulous Finish
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    Frozen Worlds Fabulous Finish Thank you to everybody who came to our Fabulous Finish yesterday.  We really enjoyed our flight to Antarctica and we hope you did to :)
    Written on Friday, 04 April 2014 12:14 in year 4 13-14
  • Happy Easter!
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    Happy Easter! Hello and welcome back to the final blog of this term. We have now come to the end of our topic "Into the Wood" and our fabulous finish took the form of a Teddy Bear's Picnic which was enjoyed by…
    Written on Friday, 04 April 2014 11:13 in EYFS 13-14
  • An exciting half term
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    It has been a half term resplendent with medieval banquets, flights to the Antarctic and teddy bears picnics. One of the children in Year 1 told me that they really didn’t want the Turrets and Tiara’s topic to ever end…
    Written on Friday, 04 April 2014 10:01 in Headteacher's Blog
  • What a busy frozen term 4T have had!!
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    What a busy frozen term 4T have had!! Year 4 are just coming to the end of our ‘Frozen World’ topic.  We have found it very interesting and have learnt a lot.  We have had mountains of fun, fabulous visits and interesting lessons.  We are a little bit…
    Written on Friday, 04 April 2014 08:56 in year 4 13-14
  • Dance and Cheer Club
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    Written on Thursday, 03 April 2014 16:04 in Dance
  • Happy Easter!
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    Well what a busy but fun term! The children and staff have thoroughly enjoyed the ‘Turret and Tiaras’ topic. Thank you to all of those who supported your children during the fabulous finish banquet. It was great to see so…
    Written on Thursday, 03 April 2014 15:52 in year 1 13-14
  • Fabulous Finish!
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    3H has been preparing for our Fabulous FROZEN WORLDS Finish this week. We have rehearsed our lines and dance for the special assembly on Thursday, April 3rd. This term's topic has taken us to both poles of our amazing planet.…
    Written on Friday, 28 March 2014 17:00 in year 3 13-14
  • Fabulous Finish!
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    3H has been preparing for our Fabulous FROZEN WORLDS Finish this week. We have rehearsed our lines and dance for the special assembly on Thursday, April 3rd. This term's topic has taken us to both poles of our amazing planet.…
    Written on Friday, 28 March 2014 17:00 in year 3 13-14

School News

  • An exciting half term
    It has been a half term resplendent with medieval banquets, flights to the Antarctic and teddy bears picnics. One of the children in Year 1 told me that they really didn’t want the Turrets and Tiara’s topic to ever end and a boy in Year 3 told me that he…
    Written on Friday, 04 April 2014 10:01 Read 13 times
  • Dance and Cheer Club
                     
    Written on Thursday, 03 April 2014 16:04 Read 14 times
  • Best 60 second film!
    Our short film 'Teddy Scare' that was made in just 5 hours for the last Cinemasports event has won the 'Best 60 second film' award at this years IAC British International Amateur Film Competition. The international film competition is being held here in Bedford for the first time from the…
    Written on Monday, 17 March 2014 10:00 Read 57 times
  • Success at the Bedfordshire Musical Festival
    Success at the Bedfordshire Musical Festival The Hills Academy are extremely proud of Ruby, Matilda, Jessica and Emily who represented the school at The Bedfordshire Musical Festival.  They all took part in the under 9 recorder duets.  Ruby and Matilda were awarded 1st place and received the cup. Well done to all! 
    Written on Friday, 07 March 2014 09:34 Read 73 times
  • Mr Findlay
    James FindlaySome of you may have heard the very sad news that James Findlay passed away during the weekend. He died peacefully with his family around him. James made a wonderful contribution to the lives of the children who passed through our school and it is important to hold that…
    Written on Monday, 03 March 2014 12:05 Read 107 times
  • The Emperor, in ‘The Woods’, with ‘The Sword’, aided and abetted by ‘Miss Muffet’
    It was the beginning of January and I poked my head into the first classroom expecting to see the usual row of glum faces, miserable to be back at school after the Christmas break, but the children were positively exploding with excitement: “Mrs. Whitehead we found an egg in our…
    Written on Monday, 03 February 2014 17:06 Read 326 times
  • Christmas around the world
    Our Reception Christmas production of Christmas around the world is now online below for you to watch.  You can also download the video from here: http://vimeo.com/85088312
    Written on Monday, 27 January 2014 10:00 Read 102 times
  • Cheesy Nativity
    The video of our Cheesy Nativity dress rehearsal is now online, we hope you enjoy it. If you would like to download your own copy please follow this link http://vimeo.com/85089290
    Written on Monday, 27 January 2014 09:51 Read 145 times


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