Choosing the right school for your daughter is a difficult but crucial decision. I am very pleased to commend to you Hillview School for Girls, which is proven as a school that offers a quality education. It provides maximum opportunities for children to develop academically and socially in an environment that is stimulating, caring and supportive. The school seeks explicitly to instill core values, which are vital to maintaining high standards of behaviour and enabling the girls to develop into confident and responsible young adults.
We are regularly oversubscribed, an indication of the success and popularity of Hillview. As a wide-ability Foundation school, we aim to provide opportunities for pupils of all aptitudes to achieve high standards. An excellent range of courses is available and the school's academic success is widely recognised. The value added by the school to the attainment of all students as they progress through the key stages is very high, and outstanding in the Sixth Form, according to annual assessments by the DfES.
Hillview is an ambitious and forward-thinking school, as witnessed by our £5m building programme, which was completed in October 2005. It provides 21 additional classrooms (including a Music suite and Art studios), administration area and new entrance to the school, and we have planning permission for a second phase, to include new science laboratories, a media centre, 350 seat theatre, additional dance studio, library/resource centre and a dining hall. We already have a fully equipped studio theatre.
Hillview School is successful because it has a team of well qualified and committed people, both teachers and support staff, who are prepared to take an interest in each child within the school community. I am proud to lead that team, as I am equally proud of the pupils.
With such enthusiastic and committed pupils, I believe the school has a most exciting future and it is my firm intention to continue to provide a stimulating environment in which all the girls will be encouraged to develop their talents to the full.
I warmly invite all prospective parents to visit Hillview School and meet the pupils and staff. I will be happy to outline my own philosophy on education and share with you our future plans, of which I very much hope you will want to become a part.