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Young Savers All pupils are invited to be a smart saver and join the Young Savers at The Hills Academy.   Membership is free for under 18’s, you can join with only £1 and save with us where your money is safe for your special something.  Young Savers is available every Tuesday morning during term time 8:15 until 8:45 in the main entrance.
Pumpkins Competition Miss Starr and her pumpkin carvers have created their own scary Halloween pumpkin for the competition at Tescos (Riverfield Drive). If you happen to shop there please could you take the time to vote for our entry. Unfortunately in true wicked witch tradition it has melted away and has gone to the big pumpkin patch in the sky, but, we have the photograph on display.

Diary Dates

27 Oct - 31 Oct
07 Nov - 07 Nov
12 Nov - 12 Nov
14 Nov - 15 Nov
14 Nov - 14 Nov
21 Nov - 22 Nov
21 Nov - 21 Nov

Welcome to The Hills Academy


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.

altAs 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
The Hills Academy


Latest News & Blogs

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

  • Storms
    Storms What a fantastic time we have had this half term. We have looked at Seascape art work and create our own Monet inspired art, where we looked at the different colours used and decided that the sea is not one shade of blue! We used small dots of colour put close together to recreate this style of art, which Miss Reardon said was so good that they should be in a gallery! So we have very proudly put them on…
    Written on Friday, 24 October 2014 07:47 in Year 4
  • Year 4 Residential 2014 Gallery
    Year 4 Residential 2014 Gallery We have collected 245 photos from the 2014 residential trip for you to download, we hope you enjoy them.
    Written on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 14:06 in News
  • Tubs4Tablets tokens
    Tubs4Tablets tokens This autumn Flora and Stork, in partnership with Tesco, are running an amazing scheme called Tubs4Tablets which aims to help our school bring cutting edge technology into the classroom. The scheme gives primary and middle schools in Great Britain the opportunity to collect tokens from special tubs of Flora and Stork on sale at Tesco from early October and exchange them for FREE touch screen tablets! We need to collect as many tokens as possible, these can be found on…
    Written on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:59 in News
  • FAO: Year 3 parents
    Dear Parents and Carers, 3 is a time of change and transition for our children; they have moved into a new Key Stage and will be beginning to think about Middle Schools (this time next year you will be making your final choice). Now is a good time to discuss this and start thinking about the best options for your child. With this in mind I would like to invite you to come into school and meet with me. I…
    Written on Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:42 in News
  • Welcome to Book Club!!
    Book club is really fun, because you get to talk about your favourite books and authors! Some of our favourite books and authors are: Michael Morpurgo - War Horse, Roald Dahl, E. Nesbit - The Railway Children, Holly Webb - Magic Molly, Christopher Paolini - Eragon, David Walliams - Demon Dentist, Ratburger and Gangster Granny, Ursula Moray Williams - Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse, Francesca Simon - Horrid Henry, Enid Blyton - The Enchanted Woods and the Faraway Tree,…
    Written on Tuesday, 14 October 2014 11:48 in Book Club
  • Outdoor course at Moggerhanger
    Make the best of your half term week and spend two days with us on this great outdoor course. You will be able to try your hand at camp building, purifying water and building a fire pit. Learn how to fish, shoot, cross a lake and finally the assault course. Are you ready for this challenge?Apply as soon as possible, the deadline is the 20th October. As a result of our very successful delivery of the outdoor course at Moggerhanger…
    Written on Monday, 13 October 2014 12:08 in News
  • The Parent Teacher & Friends Association (PTFA) AGM 2014
    The Parent Teacher & Friends Association (PTFA) is a registered charity made up of a group of parents and staff (committee) along with many volunteers who work together to help provide additional facilities for their children in the school. The PTFA committee meets for about two hours on one weekday evening each month to discuss items such as future events and the allocation of all monies raised. Members of the PTFA are expected to regularly attend these meetings when they…
    Written on Monday, 06 October 2014 11:39 in News
  • Welcome back to the garden
    Welcome back to the garden Happy new school year everybody!! It has been non stop in the garden already this month... the children have weeded and planted the garden next to 4T, the mud patch and the children have been super muddy and some beautiful ornaments have been made and hung in the thought garden.  There has been lots of happy children and I think the adults have enjoyed themselves a little bit too!! I have really liked watching the children build dens in the…
    Written on Thursday, 02 October 2014 15:36 in Guinea pig
  • Does it float?
    Written on Thursday, 02 October 2014 11:47 in Year 4
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    Written on Thursday, 02 October 2014 11:46 in Year 4
  • Storms, Shipwrecks and lots of Music :)
    Welcome to a new school year, we are so excited in 4T to be the eldest in the school and are really looking forward to all the exciting things we are going to do in our final year at The Hills. Already we have been so busy: we have started our new topic ‘Storms and Shipwrecks’ and have deigned and made ships from Modroc, we are reading and working from the book Kensuke’s Kingdom and have plotted the route Michael…
    Written on Thursday, 02 October 2014 11:23 in Year 4
  • Year 3's Stunningly Successful Start to STORMS AND SHIPWRECKS
    WOW!  We have had an amazing start to the school year! All the children have come in each day looking very smart in their school uniform, thank you parents and carers! Year 3 classes went to Priory Water Sports Centre for a spectacularly successful 'Stunning Start' to our new topic - STORMS AND SHIPWRECKS. There was much fun and hard work had by all, as they rowed bell boats around the entire lake and even got a close up view of Bear Island.…
    Written on Friday, 26 September 2014 16:38 in Year 3
  • Quiz Night
    The Hills Academy PTFA Quiz Night. This Wednesday (24th September) from 7.30pm At The White Horse, Newnham Avenue, Bedford. Tickets £5 per person for the quiz and a Ploughmans Lunch. Teams of 2 to 6 people.
    Written on Monday, 22 September 2014 12:26 in The Hills Academy PTFA
  • Mufti day Friday 19th September.
    Dear everyone, We will be holding a mufti day on Friday 19th September in support of Carers in Bedfordshire. We invite children to wear home clothes (not too precious please) and make a small donation if you feel able. Who are Carers in Bedfordshire? Carers in Bedfordshire is a registered charity existing to help family carers and former carers cope with the mental and physical stress arising from their role. They offer assistance such as practical help, advice, training, advocacy,…
    Written on Monday, 15 September 2014 08:55 in News
  • Welcome to Year 4!!
    Welcome to Year 4!! What a fantastic start we have had in 4R! We have all settled in really well and have enjoyed the start of our new topic by using our art and DT skills to design and build our own yachts. We are all looking forward to continuing with our fab start and learning more about Michael and his adventures in our class novel. Have a good weekend and come to school with big smiles and ready to learn.
    Written on Friday, 12 September 2014 18:11 in Year 4
  • Vote for our Cineclub!
    Vote for our Cineclub! Please vote for The Hills Academy Cineclub at this years Viewster Online Film Festival. We are proud to have two of our films officially selected for this years horror themed festival where there is a total prize fund of $100000 to be won. We are up against 572 films from 60 different countries so we really need your help in getting noticed. Please watch our films using the links below for at least 60 seconds and then click the 'LIKE'…
    Written on Friday, 12 September 2014 09:30 in News
  • Goodbye from 4T
    Well what can we say… we’ve had a fabulous year with so many exciting things going on.  We went to Norfolk on our residential trip, some of us sang at the 02 arena, we learnt to play the fife, we visited Woburn Safari Park, went to dinner at an Italian restaurant and met a Roman soldier!!! But all good things must come to an end and today class 4T are spending their last day at The Hills BUT it’s not…
    Written on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 07:22 in year 4 13-14
  • Time to say 'Goodbye' to Year 1!
    Time to say 'Goodbye' to Year 1! Hello and welcome to our final blog! We all really enjoyed our boat trip on the River Ouse; it’s amazing how different Bedford looks from the river! Thank you to so many of you for sharing in with our picnic – it was a lovely afternoon! The children have enjoyed a magic show today and are all looking forward to our funfair tomorrow afternoon. We would like to take this opportunity to say how proud we are of all the…
    Written on Tuesday, 22 July 2014 10:56 in year 1 13-14

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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.

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