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  • A Night at the Oscars

    Published 09/03/18

    We are delighted to invite you to join us for an evening of fantastic music and entertainment at this year’s Sixth Form Revue on Tuesday 20 March.

    The evening’s theme will be ‘A Night at the Oscars’, where we will be celebrating music from the movies.

    Doors will open at 7.00pm, tickets cost £10.00 per person and include a drink and nibbles. Hill House School pupils go free. All proceeds will be shared between two charities, ‘Parkinson’s UK’ and ‘Weston Park Cancer Charity’, organisations close to the hearts of this year’s Upper Sixth cohort.

    There will also be a raffle, with proceeds from this going towards Milly Everatt’s fundraising effort for “Beauty with a Purpose”, part of her new role as ‘Miss Lincoln’.

    The dress code for the evening is smart.

    To book tickets, please usse the electronic link or contact the school office.

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  • Author Visit

    Published 13/03/18

    Caryl Hart, whose prizewinning books have sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide, visited Hill House this week to speak to over 380 children about her exciting stories for girls and boys. Everyone in the audience received a free copy of one of her books, and had a great time!

    In the morning 185 Hill House pupils from Nursery to Year 2 heard Caryl talk about her life, her books, and her writing process. Caryl then helped them to create some fun stories.  In the afternoon Caryl enthralled 200 Reception pupils and staff from four local junior schools: Richmond Hill Primary; Balby Central Primary; Hatchell Wood Primary and Crowle Primary.

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  • Beauty and the Beast

    Published 09/03/18

    The Lent term saw the biggest Senior School production to date – Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. The production used two stages to convey the key areas of Belle’s village and the beast’s castle, with the cabaret-style seating for the audience acting as the route between the two.

    Sixth Form students, Rebecca Vernon and Hannah Powell, directed and choreographed the entire show, running rehearsals with efficiency and enthusiasm. Katie Smith and Ella Hudspeth, also of Hill House Sixth, were instrumental in creating interesting and believable looks for each character through their passion for make-up and costume design.  

    In the build up to the show, many of the key characters including the protagonists, Cogsworth, Lumiere and Mrs Potts spent lunchtime with the Nursery and Junior School. This ‘character lunch’ allowed the actors to really get into the role and respond to groups of very excited young children who were delighted to receive an unexpected visit!

    During the production run, large audiences of both senior and junior pupils, parents, governors, staff and their families, friends and former students enjoyed the show. Acclaim was heaped on all the cast and crew members, with some deeply compelling performances by pupils from year 7 to Lower Sixth. A large number of debut performances by pupils who were cast in significant roles continued to show that drama at Hill House really does discover, grow and develop talent.

    Looking forward, the next Whole School Production will be ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ and this, too, promises to showcase the talent we have here with a cast ranging in age from 7 to 17 years old.

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  • A Dream Come True for Milly

    Published 22/02/18

    Sixth Former Milly Everatt is celebrating after recently being crowned ‘Miss Lincoln 2018’, securing her a place in the semi-finals of Miss England.

    Milly was inspired to enter the competition after watching her older sister do the same. Milly said, “It’s the dream to win the overall Miss England crown and I will give it my best shot.”

    As well as ‘Miss Lincoln’, Milly also received the ‘Top Model’ and ‘Miss Charity’ titles after raising a fabulous £560.00 through bake sales.

    The hard work does not stop there, as part of her new role, Milly has been tasked with raising money for ‘Beauty with a Purpose’, a charity that helps disadvantaged children across the world and she is already busy planning fundraising events, the first of which is a sky dive!

    The semi-finals take place on Saturday 3rd July and Milly is preparing for the ‘Eco Round’, producing an outfit from recycled materials.

    If you would like to sponsor Milly, her donation page is  

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  • Hearts of Gold

    Published 21/02/18

    Thank you for your donations to our recent charity day, we have raised a whopping £2000 for The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund!

    For those that might not know, we chose The Children’s Heart Surgery fund in aid of Toby Johns in Year 2.

    Toby, who has been under the care of Leeds General Infirmary since he was 6 days old, knows better than most just how vital donations like this are. Toby, was diagnosed with Aortic Stenosis, meaning his aortic valve had not formed properly. Despite his young age, he has already had two open heart surgeries. The first, as a 6-week-old baby, removed his aortic valve and replaced it with the pulmonary valve, with a tube implanted to replace the pulmonary valve. By the time he had reached 3 years old, Toby had outgrown this tube and undertook his second major surgery to replace it. His Cardiologist and Surgeon are hopeful that this tube will last until Toby is a teenager.

    Toby and his family have been raising money for The Children’s Heart Surgery Fund and his classmates were keen to help.

    Toby’s teacher and Hill House Charity Co-ordinator, Mrs Lee, said, “Toby is a wonderful character, full of energy and charisma. He is very popular amongst his peers and we wanted to do something to support him. The whole school got involved, from Nursery all the way through to Sixth Form, and everyone has taken Toby to their hearts. The money was raised through a ‘wear something red’ day, the pupils changed one item of their uniform for an item of red clothing, with sweets stalls and raffles being held throughout the day.

    Once the money had been counted, we wanted the children to see where the money was going to so we took Toby, our Year 6 House Captains and Sixth Former Morgan Everatt, who was heavily involved in the organisation of the fundraising, to personally deliver the cheque to Leeds General Infirmary, along with Toby's parents. Here, we learnt all about the new surgical theatre that they are building, and how the money raised allows families to stay overnight with children while they are in hospital.”

    For more information, or to donate directly to the Children’s Heart Surgery Fund, please visit

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  • Beauty and the Beast

    Published 20/02/18

    We are delighted to release tickets for the Senior School Production of “Beauty and the Beast”.

    We have four performances, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th March 2018 at 6.30pm. Tickets cost £5.00 per person, including refreshments, with Hill House pupils going for free.

    For tickets, please call the office on 01302 776300. 

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  • Music Festival Win for Tilly

    Published 15/02/18

    Congratulations to Tilly Poskitt who was awarded the Bunty Ohlsen Memorial Trophy at the Cottingham Methodist Church 2018 Music Festival. Tilly won for her performance of “Fire Dance”, by David Watkins, in the open age harp class.

    Lower Sixth student Tilly, who is currently working towards her grade 7, is also the harpist in residence at Wentworth House, playing regularly in their Marble Saloon.

    Tilly said, “I am proud of my achievements. I have been playing the harp for over five years now, so it is great to see that my hard work has paid off. The harp isn’t the easiest instrument to get around so I am lucky that my Dad dedicates so much time to taking me to events like these.”

    Well done, Tilly!

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  • World Renowned Pianist Comes to Hill House

    Published 15/02/18

    Join us for an evening of scintillating piano playing, by the partnership of renowned concert pianists Ben Frith and Heidi Rolfe, presented in partnership with Doncaster Rotary Club for the 'End Polio Now' campaign.

    The theme celebrates the well-documented connections between Clara and Robert Schumann and Felix and Fanny Mendelssohn, plus a fascinating partnership responsible for arranging Gustav Holst's Planets Suite for piano. 


    Ben and Heidi will perform a terrific programme for two and four hands. The undeniable chemistry between them being a tantalising feature of their performance. 

    Tickets £12 for adults, £5 for children, with all money raised going to the 'End Polio Now' campaign. 

    For tickets, contact the school office on 01302 776300.

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  • Oliver is TCDI Song and Dance Champion

    Published 02/02/18

    GCSE Drama pupil, Oliver Barker, has added yet another prize to his growing list of musical theatre accolades. During the weekend of 27 January 2018, Oliver became the Cheshire senior TDCI Song and Dance champion, adding to his All England title, earned earlier this year in London. Singing and dancing to “Why, God, Why?” from the hit musical Miss Saigon, Oliver romped to victory. The Theatre Dance Council International awards are fiercely contested and, in his own words, Oliver felt “amazed and proud to win against such stiff competition; especially when so many competitors were 18.” Head of Drama, Mr Ross, said of Oliver’s recent triumph, “Oliver is a very talented young man who acts, sings and dances with an enthusiasm and a natural skill that belie his years. It is a delight to see a student, so dedicated to the performing arts, receiving the recognition that he so richly deserves.”

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  • Success for Jess

    Published 02/02/18

    A Level student, Jessica Farmer, has been awarded a London College of Music Diploma in Musical Theatre. Only the fourth person in the history of Hill House School to achieve such a qualification, the Diploma supersedes Grade 8, a grade to which most aspire. Jessica’s achievement is highly unusual for someone so young and is testament to her passion and dedication for musical theatre. Performing pieces ranging from opera Cosi Fan Tutte’s ‘Una Donna A Quindici Anni’ to ‘Somewhere’ from the popular Bernstein musical West Side Story, Jessica enthralled her examiner with her thoughtful and considered interpretations of her pieces and the historical range from which her programme was devised.

    In response to achieving her LCM diploma, Jessica said, “I thoroughly enjoyed the process of devising my programme in order to engage thoroughly with the world of musical theatre, covering a wide span of narratives and developing my understanding of characterisation.”

    Head of Drama, Mr Ross said of Jessica’s achievement, “This level of attainment is exceptionally rare for someone still in full-time education. We are all thrilled for Jessica and pleased that years of hard work and dedication has yielded such success.” Jessica will be performing a selection of her diploma repertoire at the up-coming Sixth Form Revue.

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  • Olympian Visit Inspires Hill House Pupils

    Published 02/02/18

    Olympic gold medal winner Hollie Pearne-Webb visited Hill House School last week to offer training and advice to students.

    Hollie, who famously netted the winning penalty for the GB Team at the 2016 Olympic Hockey Finals, brought along her medal to inspire and motivate the Hill House pupils.

    After conducting a training session with the Year 7 boys and girls, Hollie took the time to talk to our promising and enthusiastic hockey players. She talked about the hard work that went in to achieving her life long ambition as well as the importance of studying for a career alongside her training, Hollie has a degree in Economics from the University of Sheffield and is a qualified accountant. The pupils were delighted to get the opportunity to get up close and personal with Hollie’s gold medal, a huge inspiration for those wanting to take their sport to the next level.

    GCSE and A Level pupils enjoyed a question and answer session with Hollie, discussing training programmes, how to avoid injury and what impact winning an Olympic gold medal has had on her life.

    Hollie was then back out on the pitch for a skills session with more of our elite hockey players, who relished the chance to learn from the best.

    The younger generation were also delighted to meet an Olympian when Hollie opened the afternoon session of the In2Hockey tournament that was being hosted at Hill House School. Year 5 pupils from schools across the South Yorkshire area had their photo taken and hockey sticks signed.

    Hollie said, “‘I had a fantastic day at Hill House School last week on a Squadkit ambassador visit meeting lots of enthusiastic students, teachers and coaches that are clearly passionate about sport. It’s great that Squadkit provides such opportunity to their partner schools, not only focusing on providing high performance sportswear to schools but also supporting and inspiring the next generation of athletes. School sport is so important for the development of any youngster and it was fantastic to see the facilities and programme Hill House run.’

    Director of Hockey, Mr Ross, said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for our young players to learn from someone who knows what it takes to achieve their dream. We are so thankful to Squadkit for arranging this visit with Hollie. They share our passion for encouraging students to achieve their sporting goals and I know that today has been a real inspiration for our pupils.”

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  • Superb Under 14 Girls Book Place in National Finals

    Published 22/01/18

    The Girls Under 14 Hockey Team hosted Blundells School, from Devon, in a play-off match between the runners up of the North, and The West of England,  to decide which school would play in the National Finals next month.

    The girls started brightly, with probing play by Daisy Bennett and Isabel Kell, before a rash stick tackle brought a penalty stroke. Bennett stepped up nervelessly to convert the penalty, scoring in the bottom left hand corner.

    Blundells’ strong midfield then began to dominate, and much of the rest of the first half saw Hill House defending resolutely, including superb sweeping by Eve Bishop, who had risen from her sick bed to play, and a number of inspirational saves by Grace Thomas.

    The second half followed a similar a pattern, with Emma Tonge, Niamh Doody and Narin Cowell increasingly influential in defensive midfield, until a stunning breakaway run by Bennett was converted ruthlessly by captain Isobel Flanagan, to end the game 2-0.

    The girls will now play in the last 8 of the country at the national finals, to be held at the end of February at the Lee Valley Hockey Stadium in London.


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