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  • Sixth Form Revue

    Published 09/05/19
    This year’s Sixth Form Revue was another roaring success. Embracing the theme of ‘Cabaret’, the students put together a fantastic showcase of their talents. The Jazz Band kicked off proceedings with two wonderful pieces, before D
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  • Olly Ayers - Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement

    Published 07/05/19
    The final lecture in this year’s speaker series, The Robert Winston Lectures, saw us welcome historian and lecturer, Dr Olly Ayers. Olly came from the New College of Humanities in London to share his specialist knowledge of the civil rights act
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  • The Robin Hood Music & Drama Festival 2019

    Published 04/04/19

    The ninth Robin Hood Festival was another huge success! With bigger audiences and more performers than ever before, it really has become a highlight in South Yorkshire’s arts calendar.

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  • A Musical Feast

    Published 03/04/19
    This half term has been particularly busy for the Hill House Music department, with performances and events in school and across the country! On Saturday 9 March, Hill House School Music Department staged a Doncaster Schools’ Instrumental Da
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  • Regional Champions

    Published 02/04/19
    Recently, 11 debaters from Years 7 to 10 took part in the regional round of The International Competition for Young Debaters (ICYD) in the prestigious Cambridge Union. It was a privilege for them to debate in the same debating chamber as the likes of
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  • Twelfth Night

    Published 02/04/19
    Once again, a fantastic production has graced the stage of Hill House School. In our newly-refurbished theatre, the Senior School production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night was a resounding triumph of student-led drama that delighted audience
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  • A Minor Setback

    Published 19/03/19

    The latest talk in our speaker series, The Robert Winston Lectures, was particularly special as we welcomed quadruple amputee, Alex Lewis, for his talk, ‘A Minor Setback’. Alex discussed his journey from contracting an apparent common cold, to battling Strep A, Toxic Shock Syndrome, Septicaemia and Necrotising Fasciitis.

    Through his humour and positive attitude, Alex taught us that anything is possible. The audience listened intently as he talked us through his life as a pub landlord and father, to adventures such as kayaking through Greenland, skydiving and battling rapids in Africa.

    Alex’s story first came to the public eye back in 2016, thanks to a Channel 4 documentary, 'The Extraordinary Case of Alex Lewis'. Since then, he has made it his mission to live life to its fullest and be the best father he can be, whilst raising awareness of the daily battles that amputees face.

    We also heard about his next mission, tackling Ethiopia’s highest peak on a specially made hand-cycle for the Wild Wheelchairs Project. His aim is to bring awareness to Ethiopia’s amputee population, who are often shunned by society. He will be raising money to turn a wheelchair workshop into a full factory and hoping to influence some positive change in the country.

    If you would like to donate to this wonderful course, you can do so here: https://goo.gl/kcDyr8

    Alex was kind enough to answer questions after his talk and he even had pupils queuing up to speak with him after the event.

    Event organiser, Miss Chappell, said afterwards, “It was such a privilege to welcome Alex; he has really highlighted to us how important it is to persevere and never give up, no matter what obstacles we face. This is a great message for our pupils and a reminder to us all that life is for living. He has been a true inspiration and we are very grateful to him for speaking to us.”

    For those who could not make the lecture, the highlights are available on our YouTube channel.

    We now look forward to our final lecture of the year on Tuesday 7 May, Dr Olly Ayers. Olly will be talking to us about Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement, an important topic for everyone studying History.

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  • Zip Wire Grand Opening!

    Published 06/03/19

    Hill House pupils are swinging into spring with a new addition to the school woods.

    Thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of Hill House School, we have installed a zip wire and some brand new exercise equipment.

    The Head Girls had the honour of the first ever ride, quickly followed by competition winners from each House.

    Headmaster, Mr Holland, said, “We were delighted when the Friends said that they would like to donate to further develop the woods and a zip wire fits perfectly with the ethos of our school. We strongly believe that children should have the opportunity to be children, to enjoy playing, whilst still being encouraged to take risks. Ever since the zip wire opened, it has proved very popular, even our Sixth Formers enjoy having a go!

    Alongside the zip wire, we have also installed some outdoor exercise equipment. Throughout school life, we hope to foster a healthy attitude towards fitness and, again, the pupils are enjoying making use of the equipment.

    Previous developments in the woods have included a forest school, dipping pond and archery range. With recent studies highlighting the importance of outdoor learning, we feel very lucky to be able to offer these facilities.

    We are very grateful to the Friends group for their ongoing support, they work tirelessly to fundraise for the school and it is fantastic to see so much fun being had!”

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  • House Music 2019

    Published 15/02/19

    It was an historic occasion at this year’s House Music competition as New House came away victors in their inaugural year!

    The event, led entirely by our student body, was a huge success and highlighted just how supportive and enthusiastic our pupils are. Year 5’s Alexis Armstrong opened the afternoon with a beautiful song in memory of her uncle. This was followed by some incredible solo and group performances from our singers and musicians across Junior and Senior school, and it was wonderful to see the collaboration between the year groups. We were even treated to some original material by our talented Year 11 pupils. Oliver Barker wowed the audience with his piece, “Dance with Me, Baby”, while Joe Warren performed his brilliant song, “Love Ain’t” on the guitar.

    As always, the afternoon was brought to a close by the house performances. This year, the theme was the 00s, and the pupils, who had spent weeks rehearsing and perfecting their songs, really gave it their all.

    First up were Field House who celebrated all things red, white and blue for their mash up of “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas, and “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus. Master House showed off their dance moves for Cee Lo Green’s “Forget You”. New House rocked out to “Year 3000” by Busted and School House closed the show, demonstrating their Taekwondo skills for “Kung Fu Fighting”.  

    Judging the competition was pianist Annabelle Lawson. Returning for her second year, Annabelle is one of the most dynamic and enterprising musicians of her generation. She has performed extensively and internationally, teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in London, as well as examining for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music.

    With the points very close between all fours houses, New House were delighted to come away as the winners. Mr Barnett, New Housemaster, said, “I am over the moon that we won in our first ever House Music competition. It is testament to the hard work that the pupils and form tutors have put in over the last couple of months and I could not be more proud of them.”

    Well done to all of the performers. Be sure to visit our YouTube channel watch the individual and group performances.

     

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  • Cross Country Success

    Published 06/02/19

    Year 11 pupils, George Rowland and Joe Warren, are celebrating after being one of four Doncaster pupils selected to represent South Yorkshire in the English Schools' Athletics Association Cross Country Championships next month.

    Both boys represented Doncaster in the South Yorkshire Schools Championships held in Penistone last Saturday. George, who qualified for this national final last year, finished in 6th position in a tough race on frozen ground. Running mate Joe was in 8th position and is thrilled to be representing South Yorkshire for the first time. 

    The South Yorkshire Schools Championships saw runners from Sheffield, Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster compete to earn one of 8 places in the South Yorkshire squad. 

    George's sister, Jessica, finished in a very respectable 12th position in the Year 8/9 girls event. Year 7 pupil Martha Thomas, a relative newcomer to cross country running, finished in 7th position in the Year 7 girls event and is definitely a prospect for the future.

    Hill House PE teacher, Mr Keyworth, said, "We have supported this schools competition for a long time and it is great to see our pupils reach this prestigious national final. Thanks go to Michelle Allott at Ash Hill Academy for her work as Doncaster team manager. "

    The next generation of cross country stars have also been in action recently. Inspired by the success of the senior school, pupils from our Junior School went to Cannon Hall in Barnsley to compete in the South Yorkshire School Games competition. There were several outstanding performances, with Greta Highfield finishing 3rd and Harriet Vernon and Daniel Credland both coming in the top ten for their age groups. Junior pupils are already looking forward to the Doncaster District Schools Championships, which will be held at Hill House School in May. 
     

     

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  • Open Doors Afternoon for Prospective Families

    Published 30/01/19

    Friday 1 March 2019 - 1.30pm to 3.30pm

    Come and see the school in action, including the opportunity to see our outstanding provision for Music, Drama and Sport. From Nursery through to Sixth Form, the open doors afternoon offers prospective families the chance to tour the school during regular lesson time, meet our pupils and teachers and view our wonderful facilities

    Pre-register using the button below or pop along on the day. 

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  • AMSP Maths Feast

    Published 28/01/19

    We were delighted to be a host venue for the AMSP Year 10 Maths Feast 2019. The Maths Feast is a fun educational challenge which tests problem solving and teamwork skills. Six schools from the Doncaster area entered teams of four, all budding mathematicians, each competing in several rounds of problem solving.

    Deputy Head of Mathematics at Hill House School, Mr Barnett, said, “It was a huge privilege to host this event, especially as everybody who entered showed a passion for maths! Our teams did fantastically well, the boys won one of the rounds and the girls were commended for their consistently high scoring. I am incredibly proud, everybody showed real promise.”

    AMSP is a government-funded initiative which aims to increase participation in A Level, Further and Core Mathematics.  

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