Hillside School

Hillside School, Foredown Road, Portslade, Brighton BN41 2FU

Thursday, 25th September 2014, 6:26 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 2:29 pm

Foredown Road


Brighton BN41 2FU

01273 416979

Community special school

Visual impairment; severe learning difficulty; autistic spectrum disorder; behaviour, emotional and social difficulty; physical disability; speech, language and communication

Pupils (4-16) 70

Free school meals 35.7%

English not as first language 17.2%

Headteacher Rachel Burstow

Chair Marian Tipler

Overall effectiveness Outstanding

"Hillside is an outstanding school where pupils are happy, feel safe and make rapid progress. They feel valued and cared for."; "Leaders' very high expectations, together with excellent opportunities for staff development, have resulted in outstanding teaching and achievement."; "Achievement is outstanding because almost all pupils make at least expected progress and the majority make more than expected progress over time."; "The subjects the school teaches are closely matched to the needs of the pupils and this prepares them very well for their next stage in education."; "Not all teachers give pupils their next steps in a way that can be easily understood. The environment is not consistently stimulating in all classrooms."