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Hillside Primary School
Dyke Drive, BR5 4LZ, UK Orpington
+44 (0)1689 830383

Our School

We are a Primary school for 5-11 year olds based in Orpington in the greenbelt of the London Borough of Bromley with beautiful school grounds, a Pre School (Robin's Den) and a Special Needs Unit.

Hillside Primary School was founded through the amalgamation of Ramsden Infant and Junior Schools in 1999 and has flourished becoming the popular school it is today.

Hillside has been run as a 2 Form Entry School since 1999. We are pleased to announce following an appeal to the adjudicator that the DFES has acknowledged our successes and a decision was made on 21 March 2007 to officially recognise the schools status as 2 Form Entry.

From September 2007, Hillside has a published standard admission number of 54 in accordance with the DFES adjudicators decision. We are hopeful that from September 2008, the standard admissions number will be increased to 60 places which the DFES has hinted is practical. Download the full decision details.

This decision ensures that Hillside Primary School will not be forced to take mixed aged classes, which the LEA wanted us to do. We are all obviously delighted with the outcome.

Welcome to our school

The Aims of our School

Our aims at Hillside Primary School are for every child to reach his or her potential in a happy, caring, stimulating and disciplined environment. We have high expectations of our pupils and celebrate achievement at all levels.

Children are encouraged to:

  • develop curiosity, imagination, understanding, self discipline, self-motivation, the ability to question and reason and to apply themselves to problem solving.
  • acquire mathematical, linguistic, reading and listening skills and to apply their knowledge.
  • develop the skills and knowledge needed to become responsible adults.
  • develop an understanding of people and the world in which they live.
  • develop a sense of autonomy and a respect for others.
  • develop an awareness and appreciation of aesthetics.
  • develop physical skills and be aware of the ways to stay healthy.
Entrance to Hillside Primary School

Head Teacher:
Mrs E Burman
Administrative Officer: Mrs S Day
Chair of Governors:
Mr B Jenkins



"For each child:-

The highest achievement both academic and social, in an inspiring, stimulating and well-disciplined environment.

Everyone is an individual and everyone is important."


The curriculum is the whole learning experience offered by the school. It follows, therefore, that it includes all lessons and planned activities and, additionally, the tone, standards and quality and discipline of the school and the attitude and values it presents.

How learning takes place is as important as what is taught. The curriculum should be seen as much in terms of experience spiritual, social, aesthetic, physical, linguistic, mathematical and technological, as of the knowledge and skills they should have. It should also be concerned with personal qualities, behaviour and conduct. For these reasons we should encourage:

  • High moral standards and qualities of good character and behaviour.
  • Good personal relationships, a sense of responsibility, teamwork and loyalty.
  • Social awareness, courtesy, consideration for others and sensitivity to one's surroundings.

Such qualities such as inventiveness, curiosity and imagination which can lead to self-fulfilment and the best use of leisure time. Self-awareness, knowledge and reliance, and elementary knowledge of health and safety and the ability to care for oneself. An understanding of how to contribute to, and benefit from living in a community.

The National Curriculum

The National Curriculum lays down in detail what should be taught at each Key Stage. These documents are available for parents to look through. All children at Hillside, including those in our Reception groups, work within the National Curriculum. Our planning shows what will be taught to each year group. The effectiveness of the implementation of the National Curriculum learning targets depends that maintaining high quality teaching is their main priority.

The learning programme for our school is divided into three stages. The first stage, known as the Foundation Stage is for children in Reception Year aged up to 5. From ages 5-7 years, children move on to Key Stage 1 of the National Curriculum. The next stage is for children from 7-11 years and is known as Key Stage 2.

All children will be taught the following National Curriculum subjects: Core Subjects

These are very important subjects in the National Curriculum and they form a major part of what children are taught. Their importance at Key Stage 1 and beyond is reflected in the proportion of time given to them in the planning forecasts of the class teacher. The subjects are:

English | Mathematics | Science | ICT | History and Geography | Art | Music | PE | Early Years

The following subjects are not part of the National Curriculum but are studied at Hillside:

Religious Education

Religious education and Collective Worship are required for all our pupils except those whose parents have chosen to withdraw them. All pupils take part in a daily act of collective worship and the majority of these acts in any one term are broadly Christian in character. Our Key Stage One children have collective worship separately from the Key Stage Two children each Wednesday and Thursday morning. Class Assemblies are very special and we are pleased to welcome parents to join us on these occasions.

Health Education

We believe that the school can have a powerful impact on the development of healthy lifestyles but is only one influence among many. We believe also that parents are key figures in helping children to cope with the physical and emotional aspects of growing up and in preparing them for the challenges and responsibilities which they will meet in adult life. Sex education and the broader issues of human relationships, moral issues and decisions are taught within the context of our Health Education programme. The school ensures that 'where sex education is given to any registered pupils at the school it is given in such a manner as to encourage those pupils to have due regard to moral considerations and the value of family life.'



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Mr. Polidoro

Yrs 4, 5 & 6



Mrs Goddard,&
Mrs Boulton

Yrs 2,3,4,5 & 6

Assembly Time

Cross Country

Mrs Davies

Key Stage 2



Mrs Pickering &
Mrs Boulton

Year 6 Changes termly

Monday lunchtime

Football x 2

Mrs Shields &
Mr Ford

Yr  3&4 Group,
Yr  5&6 Group

After school


Mrs Boulton

Yr 2, 3, & 4


Gifted & Talented PE

Mr Platt (from The Priory School)

Year 6 & Other Schools

After school


Mrs Shields
Mrs Levey (Parent Helper)

Yrs 2, 3 & 4

After School

Line Dancing

- Advanced

- Intermediate

- Beginners


Mrs Pickering

Mrs Pickering

Mrs Pickering

Yrs 3,4,5 & 6


After School




Miss Warwick
Mrs Warde &
Mrs Periera

Yrs 5 & 6


Premier Sports Football

Premier Sports Ltd.

Key Stage 1

After school


Mrs Beston

Mrs Williams



Assembly Time

Assembly Time

Sewing x 3

Mrs Pickering &
Mrs Jemmeson (Grandparent Helper)

Yrs 3,4, 5 & 6

Tuesday & Friday Lunchtime

Table Tennis

Mr Polidoro

Yrs 4, 5 & 6

After school

Theatre Club

Mrs Creedon

Yr 5, & 6


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