Welcome to The Hills Academy

mrs whitehead copyThe 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.

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Latest News & Blogs

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  • Week commencing Monday 1st February 2016
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    Week commencing Monday 1st February 2016 Hello everyone and welcome to the Reception weekly blog! First of all, we would just like to say a huge thank-you to all our parents who were able to join us for our Mathematics Information evening and for your very positive feedback - it was very much appreciated!  If you were unable to attend, please do not worry as all the handouts will be emailed to you shortly. This week we have all been a bit prickly - hedgehogs everywhere! …
    Written on Thursday, 04 February 2016 16:55 in EYFS
  • Week commencing Monday 25th January 2016
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    Week commencing Monday 25th January 2016 Hello everyone and welcome to our weekly blog! We have had a fantastic outdoor discovery week and the weather was generally kind to us!  We have made bird feeders, practised our jumping off logs skills, created owls from egg boxes and woodland animal collages using natural materials together with making owl sandwiches and singing songs around a campfire.  Wow!  The children have been a pleasure to teach and have engaged really positively with their natural environment. Next week our focus…
    Written on Thursday, 28 January 2016 07:52 in EYFS
  • Week commencing Monday 18th January 2016
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    Week commencing Monday 18th January 2016 Hello everyone and welcome to the weekly blog. This week we have enjoyed learning about Echo the bat (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84FMfIYU7eY) and the children have had to listen really carefully to find the bat facts hidden in the story.  We have also practised our joining skills by creating a bat with moving parts using split pins. We have spent a second week counting with money and the children's use of everyday money vocabulary has really improved. Both classes have also been practising…
    Written on Thursday, 21 January 2016 16:21 in EYFS
  • Week commencing Monday 11th January 2016
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    Week commencing Monday 11th January 2016 Hello everyone and welcome to our weekly blog! This week we have enjoyed reading 'The Owl Babies' and writing about how we felt Bill, the baby owl, felt when his mother left him to go hunting.  We have had some super descriptive vocabulary: sad, lonely, afraid, frightened and terrified!  The children have also produced some amazing owl mask collages using a broad range of materials from feathers to lentils!  In our mathematics we have been learning the value of coins…
    Written on Thursday, 14 January 2016 16:57 in EYFS
  • Forthcoming Events
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    Monday 18th January 2016      -       PTFA meeting 7.30pm in the staffroom. Wednesday 25th January 2016 -       Quiz Night at The White Horse in Newnham Avenue 7.30pm for 8pm start.  Friday 5th February 2016        -        PTFA disco 6.30pm-8pm. Monday 29th february 2016    -        PTFA meeting 7.30pm in the staffroom
    Written on Thursday, 14 January 2016 16:03 in The Hills Academy PTFA
  • PTFA Quiz night
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    Test your general knowledge at The Hills Academy PTFA Quiz Night Wednesday 27th January 2016 from 7.30pm The White Horse Newnham Avenue, Bedford £5 per person for the quiz (this includes a plouGHmans) Teams of 2 to 6 persons Raffle Everyone is Welcome!
    Written on Thursday, 14 January 2016 13:02 in The Hills Academy PTFA
  • Week commencing Tuesday 5th January 2016
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    Week commencing Tuesday 5th January 2016 Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and welcome back to our Reception blog! This term we have a new topic called 'Into the Woods' and a curriculum information letter will be sent out next week providing curriculum coverage and key dates for the term.  You will also have received a letter regarding our Outdoor Discovery Week commencing Monday 25th January 2016.  It would be great if you could attend the parent/carers morning visit to Molliver's Activity Centre at…
    Written on Thursday, 07 January 2016 16:15 in EYFS
  • Visit from Santa
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    Visit from Santa On Wednesday the children had a visit from a very special guest, Mrs Carver caught the magic on camera.
    Written on Thursday, 17 December 2015 14:04 in News
  • Week commencing Monday 14th December 2015
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    Week commencing Monday 14th December 2015 Hello everyone and welcome to the final blog of the autumn term! It is really hard to believe that we are already a third of the way through the Reception year - its seems only a short while ago that we were meeting you all on our home visits!  The children have been really brilliant - they have settled quickly to the rituals and routines of their classes and have been willing to participate in all that has been asked…
    Written on Wednesday, 16 December 2015 16:52 in EYFS
  • Keystage 1 Christmas Production
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    You can find the video of the Year 1 & 2 Christmas Production here.
    Written on Tuesday, 15 December 2015 14:24 in Key Stage 1
  • Wriggly Nativity Dress Rehearsal Video
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    The video of the dress rehearsal of the brilliant Early Years Christmas production is online here!
    Written on Tuesday, 15 December 2015 14:21 in EYFS
  • Week commencing Monday 7th December 2015
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    Week commencing Monday 7th December 2015 Hello everyone and welcome back to the weekly Reception blog! This week we have been learning about the Christmas story and we have been putting the finishing touches to our Christmas production!  We have been practising counting numbers forward and backwards too.  We also watched the KS1 Christmas production and thoroughly enjoyed it! Although next week is the final week of the term, we are going to be very busy!  We are presenting our final dress rehearsal to the whole…
    Written on Friday, 11 December 2015 13:46 in EYFS
  • We need your vote
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    We need your vote The Hills Academy have decorated a tree (No 14) at Milton Ernest Garden Centre and there is a competition to vote for the best tree where the winning entry will receive a £100 voucher for the school. It would be lovely if you could visit the Garden Centre to see our tree and they also have some great gift ideas for Christmas presents. Our tree will be displayed forom the 2nd until the 16th December. Our tree is number 14.…
    Written on Friday, 04 December 2015 09:46 in News
  • Shoe Recycling
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    Shoe Recycling The Eco Committee has decided that they would like recycle more and support others that are not as fortunate as themselves. We have therefore decided that we will be collecting any unwanted footwear for reuse. If you have any unwanted shoes, or if you will be buying any new ones over the Christmas period, please bring them into school in pairs and place them in the container in reception. The shoes will be collected sent abroad for reuse and provide…
    Written on Friday, 04 December 2015 09:32 in News
  • Switch off fortnight
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    Switch off fortnight From 16th-29th November 2015, our school participated in ‘Switch off Fortnight’ which was part of energy month. The Eco Committee made a short video clip to launch our campaign which gave many reminders to our school community about how we can save energy both in school and at home. As the Eco Committee regularly monitor the energy usage around our school, we decided to share our good practice with our families. Thank you to all those families that made a…
    Written on Friday, 04 December 2015 09:29 in News
  • Week commencing Monday 30th November 2015
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    Week commencing Monday 30th November 2015 Hello everyone and welcome to Reception blog! Firstly, a huge thank-you to all parents and children who attended our Christmas Fayre - it was lovely to see you all and we made over £2,000 - all of which will be used to support your children's learning opportunities at The Hills! What a very busy week we have had!  We have had our first dress rehearsal for our Christmas production and, hopefully, you have all been able to order tickets for…
    Written on Thursday, 03 December 2015 21:20 in EYFS
  • Monster Mash
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    We 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
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    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

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The registered office is The Hills Academy, Stancliffe Road, Bedford MK41 9AT.

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