St. Hilda's School has two Reception classes: Reception 1 for pupils aged 3 to 4, and Reception 2 for pupils aged 4—5.
Both classes follow the government Early Learning Goals and are inspected by Ofsted. The pupils' curriculum is enriched by activities including drama, cooking, music and regular trips to places of local interest. Pupils in Reception 1 may attend school from as little as two sessions a week up to full time.
Infant and Junior Schools
From Grade 1 to Grade 6, all pupils follow the National Curriculum in the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and ICT. They also study history, geography, music, drama, art & design, PE, RE and, from Grade 3, French.
Pupils are taught most subjects by their Form Teacher so that they are able to build up a good working relationship with them, and their pastoral care can be closely monitored. In the Junior School there are specialist teachers in some subjects. Pupils sit the government SAT tests at the end of Grades 2 and 6. Pupils are also prepared for the 11+ Selection Test in which we are always successful. If required, we also prepare pupils for Common Entrance.
LOWER SCHOOL (GRADES 7-9)
All pupils follow the National Curriculum in the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and ICT. They also study history, geography, French, German, RE, PE, music, art & design and textiles. Their curriculum is supported by relevant school trips each year to such places as the theatre and places of historical interest. Pupils sit the government SAT tests at the end of Grade 9.
UPPER SCHOOL (GRADES 10-11)
All pupils sit GCSEs in the following subjects: English, English Literature, Mathematics, French or German and Science (single award). They may then choose up to a further four examination subjects from option groups that currently contain the following: art & design, ICT, history, geography, a second foreign language, textiles, science (double award) and PE. Pupils also follow courses in music, Life Skills and PE.