Hillside High School
Sefton, United Kingdom
About Hillside High School
Hillside High School in Bootle, Merseyside, is a mixed comprehensive secondary school for children aged 11-16. At full capacity, the school has a pupil roll of 970.
Hillside High School was formed in 1972 when Bootle Girls' Grammar School combined with Balliol County Secondary School. It was on two sites until 1987. when a new school building was completed. The school converted to academy status in March 2015 under the umbrella of the Wade Deacon Trust.
The school works hard to ensure that all students are encouraged to reach their academic potential, with its most able pupils in all subject areas supported and extended through challenging cross-curricular projects, clubs and educational visits. However, all individual talents and passions are equally valued and nurtured.
Hillside has strong international links and pupils regularly visit schools to work with their counterparts in countries including Malaga, France, Slovakia, Germany and Italy.
Values and vision
Hillside believes that all children are entitled to an educational environment in which their individual abilities are fully developed by highly motivated teachers and support staff and facilities are provided to create an inspiring learning atmosphere.
The school views pastoral care as key to helping all its pupils flourish and become well-rounded young people with a positive attitude to school and learning. It endeavours to ensure that pupils are guided into making positive choices in terms of behaviour, health and relationships with others.
Respect, courtesy and integrity towards other people are key values promoted by the school.