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Hilltop Primary School
Hilltop Road, Frindsbury, ME2 4QN Rochester
+44 (0)1634-710312

Welcome to Hilltop Primary School

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Hilltop Primary School is a popular school which enjoys an excellent reputation within Medway. It was built in the early 1960s. Initially, the school had a one form entry, but since then has doubled in size. In 1974, thanks to the efforts of parents and friends of the school, an indoor heated Swimming pool was opened which is still in use today.
In 1996, a new two storey teaching block was built to replace seven temporary classrooms.
Recent additions to the site include: a purpose built ICT Suite and a new library. The school has benefitted greatly from the constant support of a very effective PTA. They actively support the running of the swimming pool and raise a lot of money to support the school in a range of ways.


Seaside Senses Poems
Icecream Poems.
The Roman Army
Giants and Dragons Wanted
It was so quiet that I heard.... (Poems)
K'Nex Challenge
Poetry using Metaphors in the style of 'My Sister Jane'
Poetry - In the style of a poet
Polyphemus the Cyclops

Year 6 Greek Day
All About Us!



At Hilltop Primary School we work to provide a secure and caring environment in which there is equality of opportunity for each child to develop to his or her full potential.

We seek to enable children to grow in independence and have respect for themselves and others.

Our Aims

  1. To set high expectations and assist the all round development of every child in the school.

  2. To create a school environment that makes children feel happy and secure, and which is full of interest for them.

  3. To encourage children to be more confident and independent.

  4. To help children develop personal relationships of quality.

  5. To give every child the experience of success and satisfaction.

  6. To insist on good standards of behaviour and respect for the school, the facilities, the staff and each other.


We are proud of our school uniform and all our children are expected to wear it. We know that the wearing of uniform gives the children a sense of belonging and pride in our school.

The uniform is as follows:


Grey skirt or pinafore dress or grey trousers (straight, not flared)

White or pale blue blouse

Royal blue pullover or cardigan

School tie

White socks

Blue, black or grey tights

Summer Dress:

Blue and white check gingham to any style

Black or brown shoes, not trainers. No open toe or open back shoes. Low heels please.


Grey trousers

White or pale blue shirt

Royal blue pullover

School tie

Grey socks

Black or brown shoes, not trainers

For PE – blue shorts, white tee shirt and rubber soled plimsolls (training shoes are not suitable).

Hilltop ties are unique to the school and are woven specially to our design. They are available from the school office in either elastic or normal style, price £2.00.

Please ensure that all items of clothing are clearly labelled. Please note that neither the school nor Medway Council accepts responsibility for loss or damage to the personal property of pupils or adults.


he National Curriculum is followed throughout the school and every week your child will spend time in a variety of activities such as:

  • Learning the basic skills of reading, language, mathematics and handwriting

  • Participating in a variety of physical activities which could include dance, movement, sports and PE

  • Enjoy music, drama and literature

  • Study humanities which includes Geography and History

  • Take part in technology work

  • I T work, which may involve working on our 42 computer network, either in the Learning Zone or in the classroom.

  • Studying the culture and religions of other peoples (RE). Our religious education reflects the government’s commitment to promote respect, understanding and tolerance for those who adhere to different faiths. RE is part of the basic curriculum and has equal standing with English, Maths and Science.

We also have collective worship sessions (assemblies) during the week. If you do not wish your child to participate in these sessions or R.E., then please let us know.

We will then discuss suitable alternative provision for your child.

As part of our Technology sessions the children may be involved in making, tasting and testing food products. Please do inform us if your child suffers from any specific food allergies.

At the start of each term, we send home an outline of the work to be covered during that term. If you would like further information, please do not hesitate to contact the class teacher.

The day in our Foundation Stage (reception classes)

The foundation stage was introduced by the Dfes as a distinct phase of education for children aged between the ages of 3 to 5years in the year 2000. The Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage sets out six areas of learning which form the basis of the foundation stage curriculum.

These areas are:

  • Personal, social and emotional development

  • Communication, language and literacy

  • Mathematical development

  • Knowledge and understanding of the world

  • Physical development

  • Creative development

Each area of learning has a set of related early learning goals. Curriculum guidance for the foundation stage is used to help the foundation stage team plan to meet the diverse needs of all the children so that most will achieve and some, where appropriate, will go beyond the early learning goals.

A single national assessment system for the foundation stage was introduced. The Foundation stage profile has 13 summary scales covering the six areas of learning, which need to be completed for each child.

At Hilltop over the past two years, the foundation stage team have worked closely with Medway Early Years Advisers to develop and implement the foundation stage curriculum. We have widened the opportunities for our reception children by improving access to the outdoor areas.

The increased use of the outdoor area allows and encourages a wider choice of activities and improves independence. This gives a more improved balance between formal structure to their working day and child-initiated play and learning. This has shown that children are better prepared for accessing more formal work when it is given. The children are closely monitored and continually assessed in the six areas of learning.

If you would like any additional information on the foundation stage curriculum, the reception teachers are always happy to spend time to talk to you about it.

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