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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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  • 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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  • The Times They are a Changin’

    Published 01/05/20, by Hill House School

    From the Headmaster....

    Just like our children, we parents, have rites of passage, some joyous, some challenging. The delight of the birth, the first word, the first day at school; the triumph of much longed-for selection for a team, the despair of an audition or music exam not passed. The terror of the first boyfriend or girlfriend; exam results…….

    This summer, I had one of the experiences that comes to many parents of a certain age – the start of the university career!

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  • Learning for the Future

    Published 24/04/20, by Hill House School

    Head of Hill House Junior School, Mr Hall, considers the effect the current situation may have on our future...

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  • What Was The Point?

    Published 17/04/20, by Hill House School

    Like parents all over the country I have spent countless hours over the last two years fretting about my child’s GCSEs. Too much study, not enough, are they coping, are they too laid back? Knowing a great deal about how the process works and having been through it many times from “the other side” doesn’t provide any insulation from these worries. I’ve proffered revision cards hopefully, made comforting hot chocolates, suggested timetables and study breaks - and now suddenly it’s all gone. So does that mean the last two years were wasted? I think the answer is obviously, and thankfully no.

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  • Snakes Alive!

    Published 09/04/20, by Hill House School

    This week's blog has been written by our very own Mr Craddock! Head of Computing here at Hill House School, he is also an authorised lay-minister in the Church of England, licensed to preach and lead services. It seemed fitting for him to write a piece this Good Friday. Take it away, Mr Craddock...

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  • Mr Holland's Easter Top 10

    Published 03/04/20, by Hill House School

    The plan for the Easter Holidays has changed, which I am sure everyone can identify with.

    It looks like goodbye to my trip up Scafell Pike, and the start of the cricket season isn’t looking too rosy either.

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  • Still Together...

    Published 27/03/20, by Hill House School

    From the Headmaster…..

    For generations, crises have had the capacity to bring out the worst in us, or the best. I am concerned, at the moment, from the news, that the worst is winning……

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