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A group of our Year 11 girls visited University of York Friday 1st December. The girls who attended have some high aspirations to work in roles such as a forensic psychologist, police officer, surgeon, social worker and nurse. They found the day informative as they learned about choosing A Levels, applying to university and budgeting at university. The day also involved a study skills ‘BrainBox’ session and a celebration of their time on the Shine programme. They were all worn out when we arrived back at 6.30pm but they had found it extremely useful too!

Alice, Amna, Elica, Faye, Georgia, Grace, Imogen, Lucy, Rebekah, Thunajina


posted 16 Mar 2018, 09:11 by Suzanne Chevalier

We have received intelligence from the Police warning us about the use of social media.

There have been a number of approaches made through Facebook and other social media platforms from an adult male who goes by the false name of Mark Feely (sometimes M Feely). This individual is believed to have created up to 40 false social media accounts and has been attempting to contact children. The Police believe that this individual does not live in the Teesside region but have asked us to pass on their concerns with the following advice:
  • Parents should check their children’s social media accounts.
  • Check specifically for references or links to Mark Feely or M Feely.
  • Check for inappropriate or sexually explicit images. 
If you find any contacts or images that are in appropriate or cause concern you should:
Keep the images/messages.
Contact the Police on 101 quoting the reference CVP-18-046387.
I understand that you may find this information alarming but I ask that you act upon the advice given by the Police so that we can keep all of our young people safe.

D Elliott 

Pirate Circus Extgravaganza

posted 12 Mar 2018, 02:54 by Suzanne Chevalier

The staff and students at Hillsview Academy invite year 5 and 6 primary school students to join us in an evening of entertainment, as our students perform acts of bravery and skill in our Pirate Circus Extravaganza

For one night only, Hillsview Academy students will perform the unexpected to inspire the audience to take part in circus workshops taught by the performers themselves! Fancy dress costumes are encouraged as part of the fun, but not mandatory!

The Hillsview Academy Pirate Circus Extravaganza will take place on Monday 26th March form 4.30-6.30pm. 

Primary schools involved have been given the letters for parents/carers to complete and return to reserve a seat! To reserve a seat for your child, please complete and return the attached form ASAP!

GCSE Fact Sheet for Parents

posted 2 Mar 2018, 02:13 by Suzanne Chevalier   [ updated 2 Mar 2018, 02:13 ]

Please see attached DfE GCSE fact sheet for parents, please read  

Y10 Digital Construction Visit

posted 1 Mar 2018, 00:54 by Suzanne Chevalier

Even the snow did not stop Hillsview Year 10 D&T students visiting Newcastle for a Digital Construction Inspiration Day. All students were excellently behaved, very well presented and a credit to Hillsview. Whilst there they took part in several workshops/seminars which introduced them to ways in which new technologies, artificial intelligence and CAD are all used within the construction industry, as well as reinforcing that there are many avenues within construction other than the well known 'traditional' trades.


posted 5 Feb 2018, 07:08 by Suzanne Chevalier   [ updated 5 Feb 2018, 07:08 ]

Students are all welcome to enjoy a hot or cold breakfast every morning from 8 am. The food comes from a scheme called Fairshare, whom distribute surplus food from local supermarkets to charity groups, schools and children's clubs. 
Hillsview Academy can proudly claim to be the ONLY secondary school in Middlesbrough to run this worthwhile scheme.

A Night at the Museum

posted 5 Feb 2018, 06:43 by Suzanne Chevalier

Year 8 pupils engaged in lots of activities at Newcastle University Campus, where they had a sleepover in the Hancock Museum.  Hillsview Academy won the main event, beating the likes of Newcastle School for Girls and more locally Macmillan Academy.

The organisers informed me that all of the pupils were, engaged (ready) polite (respectful) and behaved themselves throughout (safe). As their Director of Progress I could not be more proud.  C Craig.



posted 21 Dec 2017, 02:07 by Suzanne Chevalier

Congratulations to the students who have achieved a 100% attendance record this term.  More than 100 certificates have been presented by our attendance team, Miss Prosser and Mrs Bentley, this week.


posted 21 Dec 2017, 02:04 by Suzanne Chevalier

It was a real pleasure to welcome so many students and their friends and families to our Celebration Evening.  Students received awards for achievement across all subjects, and for progress on the accelerator reading programme.  Entertainment was provided by Bradley Wray (Year 11), who is current National Tap Dance Champion and a student music group.

Many Thanks to all those who supported our students at the event.


Please click on the link below for further photos

Bright Futures Art Exhibition

posted 19 Dec 2017, 08:07 by Suzanne Chevalier

Well done to Nadia, Rebekah, Lacey and Lauren whose work is on exhibition in the Bright Futures Art Exhibition at Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart...  Fantastic work girls.

Year 7 Netball Team

posted 7 Dec 2017, 01:00 by Suzanne Chevalier

For the first  time in a long time I was able to field a strong yet unproven Year 7 netball team! These girls showed strength of character against a challenging opposition.
First quarter 0-2 down, second quarter we brought it to 2-3..... game on?!
The girls lost 2-4 however it was their first game and they took a huge amount from it. Well done girls !

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