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The place is vast, and many worry that they will struggle when they first start, but very few do. Lots of comings and goings, as they must only attend timetabled lessons; great for the independent spirit, possibly not so great for social cohesion. But many spend most of their days there as lots of study areas too. Open to all, the geeks, nerds, boffs and bookish are easily absorbed; they are with kindred spirits here.

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The College's national reputation for excellence results from our commitment to provide the best possible teaching and the strongest possible support and guidance within a caring College community. In addition to its outstanding academic curriculum, Hills Road offers an exceptional range of enrichment and extra-curricular activities making the College an exciting and enjoyable place in which to learn. There is a happy and purposeful atmosphere and a real sense of partnership between staff and students. Many generations of students have enjoyed their time at Hills Road and remember the College with great affection: they frequently comment on the College's unique blend of warmth and friendliness, opportunity and challenge, quality and achievement. ...Read more

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Excellent performance by Girls taking History at an English Comprehensive School (GCE A level)
  • Best performance by Girls taking History of Art at an English Comprehensive School (GCE AS level)




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Since 2008, Linda Sinclair (50s). Studied languages and linguistics at Essex before entering the banking world. Decided that wasn’t for her so took her PGCE. Came to Hills Road in 1988 as a business studies and economics teacher and has never left. ‘I only expected to be here three years but it just sort of evolved,’ she says. Much admired by parents. ‘She has great strength and gravitas, is very caring and very clear about Hills Road’s values,’ said one parent. ‘A fantastic leader who is very good at sorting out the finances,’ said another. An admiring father described her ‘relentless drive for improvement and to keep going forward.’ She struck us as a very competent, able woman, approachable, friendly and warm, but with a steely determination and clear vision of what she wants...

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Special Education Needs

No comment by the college, but a range of SEN's are catered for. A few students have statements of SEN. They are an Ambassador College for the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
Not Applicable
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired Y
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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