Hillside Special School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
89
AGES
3 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community special school

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(7/3/18)
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97%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

6.6:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
24.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
5.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
42.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
Hitchcock Place
Sudbury
CO10 1NN
01787372808

School Description

Hillside School caters for pupils with severe learning difficulties, many of whom have associated medical, sensory or behavioural needs. Some pupils have profound and multiple learning difficulties or autism spectrum disorder. Most pupils have statements of special educational need apart from part-time pupils in the assessment nursery who are being assessed. Many of these also attend mainstream nurseries. These pupils either transfer to mainstream or join Hillside School full-time. Most pupils attend the school from south west Suffolk, including the towns of Haverhill and Sudbury and their surrounding villages. Almost all are White British and speak English as their first language. A very slightly above proportion of pupils are eligible for the pupil premium (extra government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, looked after by the local authority or from a family with a parent in the armed forces). Some older pupils also attend Priory School as they are studying for additional qualifications. Key Stage 4 pupils go to West Suffolk College once a week for work-related courses. Most pupils leave at the end of Year 11 to join local colleges with specialist provision. The school provides an outreach service alongside two other Suffolk special schools to support pupils with special needs in mainstream.

Hillside Special School Parent Reviews



92% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 83% Agree 14% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>83, "agree"=>14, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 36 responses up to 24-06-2019
Strongly Agree 72% Agree 22% Disagree 3% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>72, "agree"=>22, "disagree"=>3, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 36 responses up to 24-06-2019
Strongly Agree 53% Agree 39% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>53, "agree"=>39, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 36 responses up to 24-06-2019
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 28% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>28, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 36 responses up to 24-06-2019
Strongly Agree 58% Agree 36% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>58, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 36 responses up to 24-06-2019
Strongly Agree 36% Agree 14% Disagree 19% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 31% {"strongly_agree"=>36, "agree"=>14, "disagree"=>19, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>31} Figures based on 36 responses up to 24-06-2019
Strongly Agree 50% Agree 42% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 8% {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>8} Figures based on 36 responses up to 24-06-2019
Strongly Agree 31% Agree 19% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 50% {"strongly_agree"=>31, "agree"=>19, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>50} Figures based on 36 responses up to 24-06-2019
Strongly Agree 44% Agree 39% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 6% {"strongly_agree"=>44, "agree"=>39, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>6} Figures based on 36 responses up to 24-06-2019
Strongly Agree 67% Agree 19% Disagree 11% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>67, "agree"=>19, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 36 responses up to 24-06-2019
Strongly Agree 61% Agree 25% Disagree 11% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>61, "agree"=>25, "disagree"=>11, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 36 responses up to 24-06-2019
Yes 92% No 8% {"yes"=>92, "no"=>8} Figures based on 36 responses up to 24-06-2019

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