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Hill Park has retained its status as an OUTSTANDING school - OFSTED June 2022 - Our next INSET day is 24th June2024

We have great pleasure in sharing with you our June 2022 OFSTED report which graded us again as OUTSTANDING in all areas.

We are so proud of this report and would like to thank all our families, staff and children for supporting us

Welcome to Hill Park School

Our Vision Statement

A positive, dynamic school community;  providing personalised learning that enables each child to feel proud, confident and valued for their achievements.

Read our Headteachers (Rachel Burstow) Welcome here

Do you want to know more about our school aims and ethos? 

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Statutory information for inspectors and parents can be found here

Important information for parents

We would ask all our parent/carers to read the attached documents with regards to:

  • The risk that chicken pox, measles or shingles may cause to one of our students who is receiving ongoing medical treatment.
  • Social media use.

We thank you for your understanding.

Term dates & School Menus

Horse riding sessions resume in the Spring Term


Our students in Hummingbirds class had a great start to the New Year by having their first horse riding session, overcoming some fears, and everyone getting onto a horse.

Our School

Hill Park School is a maintained specialist school for pupils aged 4 -16 with either a moderate , severe or profound learning disability.  All pupils attending the school have an EHCP.

The needs of our pupils range from having Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) , Physical Disabilities , Autism (ASC), Moderate (MLD) or Severe Learning Disabilities (SLD). As a learning disability Hub we are not a school for pupils who have a primary need of Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH), there is an excellent separate SEMH Hub in the City. 

Following our merger in September 2018 we became a school based across two sites, and then in September 2023 we opened a third site, The Hive, in Hollingdean, Brighton.

Since September 2019 the Upper Site is for Secondary pupils . There are 13  classes from Y7 - Y11 grouped both by year group and primary need. Classes are therefore organised into those for students with

  • severe learning disability and autism
  • severe learning disability without autism                                                              
  • moderate learning disability and autism                               
  • moderate learning disability without autism
  • we also have one class of Key Stage 3 and 4 students with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities 

This organisation model ensures that all students have the learning environment and approach to teaching and learning that will maximise thier progress across all areas. 

The Lower Site is for Primary aged pupils YR - Y6. We have 12 classes grouped in the same way as the secondary site. Once again we offer classroom environments and approaches to teaching and learning that maximise our younger pupils' progress. 

The Hive Centre is a small specialist provision for secondary age children with an Autism diagnosis who have found it difficult to access learning in a mainstream school. 

Although we are a generic specialist school we do not offer a generic model of teaching and learning - come and have a look round to see us in action!

Introduction to our Secondary Site

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