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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.
Results are in. We would like to thank everyone that voted for our films at the online film festival. Not surprisingly we did not get into the top ten and missed out on the chance of the prizes, BUT, we did get placed 22nd out of 576! A few more votes might have got us higher but we are amazed and very proud of this achievement and of all the Cineclub members that worked so hard on these films.

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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.

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
The Hills Academy


Latest News & Blogs

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

  • 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
  • Transition presentations for new parents 2014-15
    Is your child moving up a year group within The Hills Academy? If so, please find attached the powerpoint presentations designed to help you with the transition.  
    Written on Monday, 21 July 2014 11:58 in News Read more...
  • PTFA Forthcoming Events 2014 -2015
    New Parents Coffee Morning9.30 till 10.30am Wednesday 10th September 2014 PTFA Meeting7:30pm Wednesday 10th September 2014 Quiz NightWednesday 24th September from 7.30pm PTFA AGMWednesday 8th October 7.30pm Christmas FayreSaturday 29th November 1.30pm - 4.00pm.
    Written on Monday, 21 July 2014 10:49 in The Hills Academy PTFA
  • PTFA Forthcoming Events
    New Parents Coffee Morning9.30 till 10.30am Wednesday 10th September 2014 PTFA Meeting7:30pm Wednesday 10th September 2014 Quiz NightWednesday 24th September from 7.30pm PTFA AGMWednesday 8th October 7.30pm Christmas FayreSaturday 29th November 1.30pm - 4.00pm.
    Written on Monday, 21 July 2014 10:49 in The Hills Academy PTFA
  • Back in the woods!
    Back in the woods! Hello and welcome back to the blog!! What a busy week we have had in the woods! The children have had a lovely time and the weather on the whole has been very kind to us. The children have been archaeologists digging for fossils in their chocolate chip cookie rock, they have been Olympians taking part in the Dinosaur Olympics and they have had fun making volcanoes erupt as well as many other things!! I’m sure they will sleep well…
    Written on Friday, 11 July 2014 13:54 in EYFS 13-14
  • Rockin' Rollin' Riding
    We are nearly at the end of our topic on Transport now. The children have had an amazing journey learning all about the history of road and river transport; designing their own flying, time travelling and water skiing bicycles; painting traditional canal art; and learning about the geography of our town and the transport links we use. We have also looked at traditional river tales and folk music, in keeping with our topic. Next Tuesday 15th is our Fantastic Finish…
    Written on Wednesday, 09 July 2014 13:16 in year 2 13-14
  • Canal boats!
    Hello and welcome to our blog. We are continuing to enjoy our topic and are now finding out all about canals and canal boats. The children have enjoyed creating their own canal art and have written and found out many facts about canals. Last Friday afternoon, we performed our salsa dance at Grandparents afternoon - the children did a fantastic job and enjoyed learning different moves involved in salsa dancing! In numeracy, we have been recapping on money and 3D…
    Written on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 10:38 in year 1 13-14
  • Roar!!!!
    Roar!!!! Hello to everyone, This week we have been learning all about Faberge eggs. The children enjoyed seeing all the different types and designs. All of the children made their own Faberge eggs using lots of glitter and jewels. Have a look at the pictures of our finished eggs below. We have been continuing with our dinosaur topic all week and discussing the different types of dinosaurs and what they used to eat. We have had fun looking at what would…
    Written on Friday, 04 July 2014 14:53 in EYFS 13-14
  • Stomp! Stomp! Stomp!
    Stomp! Stomp! Stomp! Hello to everyone, What a busy week we have had! The children have been practising so hard for their special dinosaur dance for you all today. I hope you had a lovely afternoon watching the children; they really loved seeing you all. It was really great to see so many grandparents! Have a look at some of the pictures we took below. Next week will be our last full week in the classroom as we will be spending the following…
    Written on Friday, 27 June 2014 11:49 in EYFS 13-14
  • Pamper Evening 2014
    The Hills Academy PTFA Pamper Evening was held on Friday night (20th July), it was highly successful and enjoyable evening.  The PTFA would like to say thank you to everyone that attended on the night, and to all the sponsors that supported the event which helped raise an amazing £600 for the PTFA. The Pamper Evening was well attended with over 60 people visiting the stalls (such as Jewellery, Sweets & Cupcakes, Make-up and Ann Summers) and having beauty treatments…
    Written on Monday, 23 June 2014 11:46 in The Hills Academy PTFA
  • Teddy Scare at The World Minute Movie Cup
    Teddy Scare at The World Minute Movie Cup The Hills Academy is very proud to announce that our one minute movie ‘Teddy Scare’ has been selected by The Institute of Amateur Cinematographers to represent the UK at this year’s World Minute Move Cup which is held as part of the Union Internationale du Cinema (UNICA) WORLD FESTIVALS. The UNICA World Festival is held during the last week in August in Piestany, Slovakia this year. The World Minute Movie Cup is currently timetabled for Friday 29th August.  (Changes are…
    Written on Monday, 23 June 2014 10:33 in News
  • And then there were butterflies!!
    And then there were butterflies!! Hello and welcome back to the blog. This week we have been patiently waiting for the arrival of our butterflies. On Thursday morning we were pleasantly surprised when a few of the children spotted that some of our cocoons were empty.  Some of our beautiful butterflies had hatched and were flying around the net. We were all very excited and enjoyed watching them one-by-one wiggle their way out. Today after lunch we all went down to our environmental garden and…
    Written on Friday, 20 June 2014 14:47 in EYFS 13-14

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