Hill Park School
- Hill Park School
- Head: Mrs Rachel Burstow
- T 01273 422855
- F 01273 417512
- E [email protected]…ighton-hove.sch.uk
- W www.hillside.b…ton-hove.sch.uk
- A state special school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 16. Type of SEN provision: ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder; SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health; SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication; VI - Visual Impairment.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Brighton and Hove
- Pupils: 76
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
- Early years provision Outstanding 2
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 2
- 1 Short inspection 13th February 2019
- 2 Full inspection 22nd October 2014
Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.
- Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 3rd February 2010
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the school says...
Hillside is a state maintained special school catering for the needs of pupils with severe and profound and multiple learning difficulties. We have recently developed Key Stage 1 provision for pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
This is not currently a GSG-reviewed school.
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Special Education Needs
Hillside School caters for children with a wide range of abilities between the ages of 4 and 16, all of whom have learning difficulties. Pupils have profound and multiple learning difficulties, and severe learning difficulties. In 2005 we opened a provision for pupils who have autistic spectrum disorder. We benefit from having a full-time school nurse and can cater for complex medical conditions. Support from therapeutic staff, working for the local NHS Trusts is a strength of the school. Additionally we offer a SLD Outreach Service to local mainstream schools.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health||Y|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication||Y|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment||Y|
Interpreting catchment maps
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Where the map is not coloured we have no record in the previous three years of any pupils being admitted from that location based on the options chosen.
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Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.
Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.
*The coloured areas outlined in black are Census Output Areas. These are made up of a group of neighbouring postcodes, which accounts for their odd shapes. These provide an indication, but not a precise map, of the school’s catchment: always refer to local authority and school websites for precise information.
The 'hotter' the colour the more children have been admitted.
Children get into the school from here:
sometimes, but not in this year