Hillstone Primary School
- Hillstone Primary School
- Head: Ms Gillian Sparrow
- T 0121 675 3573
- F 01217 767077
- E [email protected]
- W www.hillstone.org.uk
- A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Birmingham
- Pupils: 474
- Religion: Does not apply
- Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
- Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
- Effectiveness of leadership and management Good 2
- 1 Short inspection 28th June 2017
- 2 Full inspection 6th February 2013
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: Good on 8th May 2008
- Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report
What the school says...
The core values of Hillstone school are "INSPIRE, CARE, EDUCATE". Our tests results are above the national average for all core subjects and our value added score is well above the national average. We are passionate though about ensuring that children have an all round education, and the way that is delivered is through inspiring, engaging activities.
Every junior child has the opportunity to go on a residential visit every year. We are a pathfinder school for Modern foreign languages; teaching Spanish in year 3, Italian in year 4, German in year 5 and French in year 6. Children also have the opportunity to take guitar and keyboard lessons. Numerous after school clubs cover a range of interests; cookery, gardening, football, art, netball, hockey and we will shortly be having a drama club.
Before school there is a free breakfast club from 8.00am where children socialise and play games before school starts. We have very spacious grounds, with climbing frames, two football pitches and trim trail as well as an outdoor classroom to support science and geography work.
Hillstone regularly invites professional artists into school to work with the children, these may be musicians, dancers or artists.
We are very proud of the ethos that we create at the school, behaviour is good and Ofsted noted "This is a very caring school where teachers and all support staff are dedicated to the well-being and best interest of the children". Special needs children make very good progress at the school. We welcome visitors. Please contact the office to make an appointment for a tour. ...Read more
What the parents say...
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Overall school performance (for comparison or review only)
Interpreting catchment maps
The maps show in colour where the pupils at a school came from*. Red = most pupils to Blue = fewest.
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.
For help and explanation of our catchment maps see: Catchment maps explained
If there are more applicants to a school than it has places for, who gets in is determined by which applicants best fulfil the admissions criteria.
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