St Hild's Church of England School
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
About St Hild's Church of England School
St Hild's Church of England School, named after Saint Hild of Whitby, the founding abbess of the monastery at Whitby, is a mixed, voluntary aided secondary school located in Hartlepool, Durham. The school admits pupils aged 11-16.
St HIld’s aims to serve its local community by providing a high-quality, fully inclusive teaching and learning environment in a Christian context. Its motto is “Life to the max”.
A full range of enrichment and extra-curricular activities include sport, music, community and charity work, drama, dance, environmental work and outdoor pursuits. Pupils can train as Student Librarians and, in Years 10 and 11, as Junior Sports Leaders,
Values and vision
As a Christian community, St Hild’s’ educational offering is based on the values of care, equality, honesty and responsibility.
Students are encouraged to have increasingly high expectations of themselves and are nurtured to develop growth mindsets so that they believe that their intelligence can grow and that effort leads to success. The school offers full support so that they can achieve their academic potential, as well as develop both personally and socially.
Traditional teaching methods are complemented by innovative and creative methods of curriculum delivery. The school takes in loco parentis seriously and makes every effort to make the decisions that parents and carers would make for their own children if they could.
“A friendly and caring school atmosphere, which reflects the positive school ethos and values, ensures that students feel safe and valued.”