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  • A Special Community

    Hill House is exactly the right size of school;  with around 700 pupils, we are still small enough for a tangible family atmosphere, where all children can be known and valued as individuals, but large enough for a very full range of activities and opportunities. A year group generally has no more than 60 pupils.

    We are proud of our high standards and high expectations. At a time when children are subject to so many influences on their lives, not all of which are good, we are unashamed in expecting the best from all the members of our community.

    Hill House is built on outstanding relationships, a happy, vibrant and caring school blessed with a dedicated staff and supportive parents. Teachers know the pupils very well, so that every child is known for their strengths and for how they need to improve, able to nurture children as individuals and cater for different stages of development.

The House System

The House system is central to the life of the school. In the Junior School, pupils are members of the houses but year groups are arranged on the basis of classes. The senior school’s forms are organised into the three Houses; Field, Master and School. Each House is led by an experienced Housemaster or Housemistress, assisted by a dedicated team of tutors, who ensure that every pupil is cared for and valued. 

Inter House rivalry is strong, with many opportunities for competition including the annual House Music, House Debating, House Relay and numerous House sporting events.

  • Personal Development

    Central to a Hill House education is the encouragement to all pupils to participate in the wonderful opportunities available them, including sport, music, drama, debating and many other activities.
    All pupils are given significant chances to develop leadership skills, and older students are encouraged to take responsibility for the young members of the community. The large numbers of leadership positions include opportunities to be prefects, house captains, monitors, team captains, activity leaders, members of the School Council and members of the Food Committee.
    Large numbers of children each week represent the school in sporting fixtures, including many B team matches, and even D team matches. Others can represent the school through music and drama, as school ambassadors and tour guides. All pupils are involved in the school’s much valued charity work, and there are numerous local and overseas trips, sporting, social, musical, academic and theatrical, all of which enhance personal development.