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Close to the railway station, so accessible from as far away as King’s Lynn, and has quite a feel of a university. ’They are treated as adults who will make their own decisions, but the support scaffolding is still in place.' this is not simply an exam factory, spoon-feeding to get results, but a place to learn the art of independent study and making the most of college life. Sport not compulsory, though ‘everyone is encouraged to be physically active,’ and, judging by packed cycle racks, many take this for granted...

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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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Equestrian centre or equestrian team - school has own equestrian centre or an equestrian team.



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Since 2017, Jo Trump BA (40s); first in English from York and PGCE from Oxford. Made an early decision to opt for the post-16 sector, ‘I discovered quickly where my strengths lay,’ and held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility at Cirencester College, Peter Symonds College and Farnham Sixth Form College (now part of Guildford College), followed by a networking role for the S7 Consortium of Surrey Sixth Form Colleges. During her fast-paced career Jo found time to have a family and, for a period, worked part time at the Surrey Colleges. ’I never regretted slowing down for those years, and feel my overall perception and knowledge was developed by having the chance to stand back and get to know how the sector worked across several institutions’. Appointed deputy principal at Hills Road...

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Special Education Needs

The study skills team offers a calm and warm welcome to any student who would like additional support for their studies. It has a suite of rooms available for supporting student needs including one-to-one diagnostic assessments, group study, and a comfortable rest space for students needing rehabilitation following significant illness or those managing ongoing chronic conditions. Trained staff are available to support students with everyday tasks where appropriate and qualified staff support a range of disabilities. Expertise in supporting a wide range of learning needs is available through study skills staff at the College.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder Y
Aspergers Y
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia Y
Dyslexia Y
Dyspraxia Y
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment Y
Hospital School
Mental health Y
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
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired Y
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment Y

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