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Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to the St. Hild's Church of England School where it is my privilege to be Headteacher. Our Ethos Statement sets out our determination to provide high quality education in a Christian and fully inclusive context. Our Core Values of care, equality, honesty, respect and responsibility are evident in our everyday life. We are very proud of our school and its pupils and take every opportunity to celebrate our many successes.

St Hild’s pupils enjoy modern facilities which support our high aspirations for them. Our approach to education is built on sound, traditional teaching which has stood the test of time, enhanced by innovative and creative methods of curriculum delivery; our focus is on learning and we try to make the decisions that parents and carers would make for their own children if they could. We work tirelessly to ensure each child enjoys their education and is able to achieve the best they can, both academically and in terms of their personal and social development. “Life to the max” John 10:10, is our motto and we work hard to make this a reality. 

Not all learning at St. Hild’s is done by our staff and pupils. As a Community School, we offer a wide range of adult learning opportunities, ranging from lifestyle and hobby-based courses through to certificated courses which can lead to further education or employment.

Visitors to school always comment on our “warm and welcoming” environment and it is this quality which ensures pupils feel safe and supported, and any new pupils settle in very quickly.

 “a caring and friendly school atmosphere, which reflects the positive school ethos and values, ensures students feel safe and valued!"

Ofsted, February 2015

We take a very professional approach to all aspects of our work; there is no complacency from anyone despite the kind words of those who know our work. Our focus is always on teaching and learning; lessons provide all pupils with challenge, support, rigour and pace in proper measure. There are no shortcuts to quality in education; the way to success lies in high expectations, thorough planning, scrupulous monitoring and review and sheer hard work.

Our greatest success, however, is seen in the kindness, dedication and efforts of our pupils, staff, parents, carers and governors.

Please take some time to look at our website and get a flavour of St Hild’s Church of England School. It is always a delight to welcome prospective parents and carers and should you wish to arrange a visit, please contact the Main School Office.

Tracey Gibson


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