St Hilda’s was inspected by OFSTED on 24th November 2015 and continues to be rated as ‘Good’.
Our latest Ofsted report captured lots of the things we are most proud of:
You have created a caring and nurturing culture, within which every pupil is encouraged to flourish.
This is a school that values individuals. Its ethos recognises that everyone is different but equal. Pupils feel safe and valued for whom they are
Pupils at St Hilda’s are eager to learn and want to do well. They are polite and friendly and behave extremely well both in and out of lessons.
Pupils spoken to during the inspection speak highly of their teachers and the support they receive from them. They enjoy their learning, and feel safe and comfortable in school.
To view the OFSTED report please click here
To view the letter sent home to parents please click here
Previous OFSTED reports for St Hilda’s may also be found on the OFSTED website click here
To view the Department for Education school performance tables website click here
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Parents and carers can give their views of our school at any time during the school year and at the time of a school inspection using an online questionnaire called Parent View.
When our school is notified of its next Ofsted inspection, parents will be invited to give their views about the school to inspectors using the Parent View online facility, as this has replaced Ofsted’s paper questionnaire. Please make sure we have your most up-to-date contact details.
Once your login has been activated, it only takes a few minutes to answer 12 short questions about aspects such as bullying, the quality of teaching and the level of homework set. If you do not have a computer or an email address, or if you would like help using Parent View, please ring the school office or ask at reception.
Your views are important in helping inspectors make a decision about our school, and to help us know what is going well and what could be improved. However, Parent View does not replace regular contact between families and school whether by letter, phone or email. Please do not hesitate to contact staff in school personally where an individual and direct response is helpful.
In our SIAMS report, March 2017, we were graded as OUTSTANDING in all 4 areas and OUTSTANDING overall.
All stakeholders describe the school as being ‘one big family’ where everyone cares for and helps one another. One parent commented that the family feel of the school meant that her son felt safe and at home here at St. Hilda’s’.
Living out the new Christian values of wisdom, hope, community, dignity and equality, combining Christian teachings, underpins the excellent behaviour and relationships within the school.
When invited to speak about these services, students do so with enthusiasm, one commenting ‘we help make it happen’. The Eucharist is held in school at significant times of the Christian year. The end of year service and annual carol service in the cathedral, are high points in the school’s worship calendar. All stakeholders speak of how they value these services. Staff particularly referenced a recent Epiphany service when one Year 8 student gave the address and the impact of the message given as ‘powerful and memorable’.
The long established Christian ethos is valued by all members of the school community and has a positive impact on behaviour, relationships and attitudes to learning.
The excellent pastoral and academic support arising from the Christian belief in the worth of every individual means that all are nurtured, supported and managed with compassion and attention.
To view the National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican Methodist Schools (SIAMS) report for St Hilda’s click here