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.
Latest News & Blogs
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Written by Miss StarrWe hope you enjoyed watching our assembly last week… we certainly enjoyed performing for you! This is our Monster Mash Video we made to show off our gargoyles we made!Written on Friday, 27 November 2015 12:21 in Year 4
Week commencing Monday 23rd November 2015
Hello everyone and welcome back to the weekly blog! This week we have moved into the school hall to practise our Christmas production and your children have been truly inspiring - we are all getting very excited about presenting it to you and next week we may attempt a rehearsal in our costumes! A letter inviting you to the production and asking for your ticket requirements will be sent out to you next week. Thank-you to everyone who…Written on Thursday, 26 November 2015 16:30 in EYFS
Hilltop presentation 2016
Written by Mrs ThomsonPlease find attached the Hilltops 2016 Presentation for parents. You can view the images in the gallery below or download a pdf version.Written on Thursday, 26 November 2015 10:23 in News
Written by AdministratorWritten on Thursday, 26 November 2015 09:10 in Year 2
Christmas Fair 2015
Written by AdministratorSaturday 28th November 2015 at 1:30pm - 4:00pm Dear Parents/Carers, Preparations for this year’s Christmas Fair are currently underway. There will be games and craft stalls as well as refreshments. We will also be having traditional music from the Bedford Brass Band. We will be having our usual wonderful raffle of Adult and Children prizes. Please come and support us and help us to raise funds for the school. URGENT: We will be requiring small toys/gifts/ fun size sweets, toys,…Written on Monday, 23 November 2015 11:54 in News
Week commencing Monday 16th November 2015
Hello everyone and welcome to our blog! We have now finished our Christmas decorations and they are fabulous! They will be hung for the children on the afternoon of Friday 27th November whilst the children are watching a film in the hall. When you come to The Hills Christmas Fair on Saturday 28th November, please look out for them - we have made Christmas robins and beaded candy sticks! We have also finished casting for the Christmas production and just…Written on Thursday, 19 November 2015 16:37 in EYFS
Week commencing Monday 9th November 2015
Hello everyone and welcome back to the blog! We have thoroughly enjoyed celebrating Diwali and the diva lamps looked beautiful! We also learned some facts about India and we sampled some naan bread - most of the children thought it was, "Delicious!" You may well be hearing a range of Christmas songs being sung around the home now as the children are really busy rehearsing for their Christmas production. We have also found time to practise finding more and less…Written on Friday, 13 November 2015 12:10 in EYFS
Written by Miss ReardonOur topic this month is Freedom. In our Key Stage 2 assembly we thought about and looked at why we have Remembrance Day. We looked at the history of Remembrance Day, the Poppy as a symbol, why we still have 2 minutes silence at 11 o'clock on the 11th November each year and thought about the sacrifice that people before us have given to allow us the freedom we have today.Written on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 14:27 in News
Week commencing Monday 2nd November 2015
Hello everyone and welcome back to our weekly blog! We have been busy using our measuring skills this week and have even measured the length of our feet! We have just begun a new book called, 'Letters Around the World' about a little girl called Emily who writes letters to pen-pals around the world. Emily told us that she liked to eat cheese and tomato toasted sandwiches and drink strawberry milkshakes, so we made our own strawberry milkshakes to try. …Written on Thursday, 05 November 2015 15:48 in EYFS
Young Voices 2016
Written by Miss ThompsonWritten on Thursday, 05 November 2015 10:09 in Choir
Week commencing Monday 19th October 2015
Hello and welcome to the last blog of the half-term. It doesn't seem possible that we are already at this stage and time has flown! We all watched baby Lily being bathed by her mummy and lots of interesting questions were asked by the children! We have also been thinking about how to be a friend to others and, once again, the children were full of sensible and thoughtful ideas. After the half-term holiday we will be focusing on measuring…Written on Thursday, 22 October 2015 12:02 in EYFS
Meet the new Hills Academy Eco-Committee!
Written by Mrs PointonEach class in Key Stage One and Two elected two Eco-Committee members to represent their class. They have all been hard at work ensuring that our school environment is eco-friendly. They have been checking that all the bins have the correct rubbish in, that the lights, fans and computer monitors are turned off when not in use and finally that the taps are turned off. Also this week, we have rewarded a child in each class with an ‘Eco-Achievement Award’…Written on Thursday, 15 October 2015 14:18 in News
Walk to School Week
Written by Mrs PointonOctober 19th – 22nd Walk to School Week 2015 takes place as part of National Walking Month each October, bringing together nearly one million children, teachers and parents. This year’s ‘Walk to School Week’ runs Monday 19th – Thursday 22nd October 2015. Say goodbye to traffic jams, arriving late and parking stress this ‘Walk to School Week’ (Certificates will be awarded to the children who walk to school every day this week!) A generation ago more than 70% of primary-aged…Written on Thursday, 15 October 2015 13:53 in News
Week commencing Monday 12th October
Hello everyone and welcome to our blog! This week we have been very busy following up our tooth talk. We have made toothbrushes, written about healthy foods for our teeth and have role-played being a dentist! In our mathematics we have been improving and securing our knowledge of creating and repeating patterns. Alongside all of this we have been creating toothbrushes for our corridor display - please take a look when you come to parent consultations next week! Next week,…Written on Thursday, 15 October 2015 11:18 in EYFS
Consultation presentation October 2015
Written by Mrs WhiteheadPlease find attached the powerpoint from our Primary School Consultation evening (converted to pdf format).Written on Monday, 12 October 2015 14:08 in News
Welcome to Year Three!
Written by Mrs BensonWe are learning about Into the Woods and what it is. At the beginning of the term we read a book called the Wolf’s Footprint and this led to us learning how to sketch a wolf using tone and shade. We have also learnt how to build a den, which we did in Salcey Forest. It was amazing! Also it was very wet and muddy in Salcey! When we made our dens we needed to make sure it was waterproof…Written on Monday, 12 October 2015 12:06 in Year 3
Colouring our world with kindness
Written by Miss ReardonIn Year 4, we have been looking at our monthly value of kindness and caring. We have looked at a video and discussed how a small action of kindness from one person can mean the world to another - we have thought about how we can colour our school with kindness and caring and the impact it could have one those around us.Written on Thursday, 08 October 2015 18:17 in Year 4
Week commencing Monday 5th October 2015
Hello everyone and welcome back to our weekly blog! This week we have been very busy practising writing letters in the cursive script - we have even used cotton buds to dot print our names! We have also been exploring Numicon (a counting aid of brightly coloured plastic, hole-punched shapes) and have imprinted Numicon into playdough, dropped cereral rings into the Numicon holes using tweezers and used large felt pens to 'dob' colours through the Numicon shape holes to…Written on Thursday, 08 October 2015 16:59 in EYFS
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.
- Hilltop presentation 2016
- KS1 Christmas Production Letter
- Christmas Fair Poster 2015
- Christmas Fair Letter to Parents 2015
- Calendar 2015-16 (updated Nov 2015)
- Pecuniary Interests 2015-16
- Pecuniary Interests 2014-15
- Year 4 Sports Hall Athletics (17th November)
- SATs evening letter
- Year 1 outdoor week 2 2015
Online Uniform Shop
Our uniform with the new The Hills Academy Logo is available to purchase online