Hillside School

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

Hillside School

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

Inspection October 22 2014

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."