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A View From A Hill

At Hill House School, we are blessed with a staff body of forward thinkers and are proud of our position at the forefront of innovation in education. 

In our blog, A View From a Hill, we have a weekly thought from a range of writers, including the Headmaster, members of staff or pupils, covering a variety of topics with the aim to stimulate conversation and even civilised debate.

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  • Covid Year 2 - Time for a conversation with the children?

    Published 07/05/21, by Admin

    In this blog, our Headmaster, David Holland, discusses the effect face coverings are having on pupils in lessons and asks, 'is it time for a conversation with the children?'

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  • Short sighted and lacking in sleep - what are the realities of remote learning?

    Published 29/01/21, by Admin

    Our Head of Senior School, Mrs Rogerson, explores the effects of remote learning...

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  • Blue Monday - The Importance of Cheering Up

    Published 15/01/21, by Admin
            Blue Monday  Monday 18 January will be the day this year when we are judged to be at our most depressed. This concept was born in Cardiff University in 2005, when a mathematical formula was
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  • The Adventure Begins...

    Published 05/09/20, by Admin

    With the start of the new school year just around the corner, some children may be feeling nervous about what is to come. Particularly those who are heading in to Year 7. Leaving behind the familiarity of their junior school can be quite daunting to some. That is why we asked Harry to write a few words of encouragement to those who are taking that leap into the unknown world of senior school. Harry knows exactly how our new Year 7s are feeling as he was in their shoes this time last year.

    Take it away, Harry…

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  • Au Revoir Val Cusworth

    Published 13/07/20, by Hill House School

    Our plan was to use speech day as a farewell to Val Cusworth as she steps down from her role as Chair of Governors. For obvious reasons, speech day didn't happen so we wanted to use this space to pay tribute to the legacy of the Cusworth family...

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  • School Governors - Who Are They?

    Published 05/07/20, by Hill House School

    As Speech Day is, unfortunately, not going ahead this year, our Chair of Governors, Val Cusworth, will not have the opportunity to address the parents, pupils and staff of Hill House in the traditional manner. Instead, Val has taken over this week's blog, taking the chance to explain who governors are and why they are so important to the school community. 

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  • The Benefits of an Independent Education

    Published 19/06/20, by Hill House School

    Choosing the right school for your child can be a daunting task for a parent. With so many options to consider, it can be difficult to know what to do for the best. Children are so young when considering a nursery or reception class, how will you know what their educational needs will be in 5 years’ time? When considering senior schools, how can you tell if your child will thrive in that environment or become lost amongst the masses? And sixth forms offer so many options, which one will guide your child to the next step in their education or career?

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  • Keep Going

    Published 12/06/20, by Hill House School

    The last 3 months have been challenging for so many people on so many levels; for some, perilous for their health, for others, damaging to their business, for older pupils, worrying for examination success and university places. Many have missed friends and relatives, others have missed loved activities and eagerly awaited opportunities.

    As a keen student of history, I am reassured, however, by the many examples from the past of the supreme resilience of the British people, the crucial quality that the wonderful cricket commentator, player, coach and umpire David Lloyd calls ‘bouncebackability’.

    This week’s assembly, therefore was about the importance of resilience; given the critical importance of this trait at this challenging time, we thought it appropriate to share this message a little more widely.

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  • Welcome Back!

    Published 05/06/20, by Hill House School

    This week, our Early Years Foundation Coordinator and Nursery Manager, Janine Guest, talks about the positives of bringing our youngest children back to school…

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  • Life Behind the Hot Plate

    Published 22/05/20, by Hill House School

    This week, our Catering Manager, Matthew Hewitt, discusses life behind the hot plate and the importance of teamwork, especially when working with the likes of Gordon Ramsay and Raymond Blanc...

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  • Bowled Over

    Published 13/05/20, by Hill House School

    Head of Girls' Games, Miss Barnes, talks about why the summer term may be a little different for girls these days...

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  • Conserving our World from the Pandemic of Climate Change

    Published 06/05/20, by Hill House School

    This week, Lower Sixth student, Eve Nicholson, highlights the positive effect the global pandemic has had on the environment. 

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