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  • Free school meals for eligible pupils over the half term period

    Published 26/10/20
    Dear Parents/Carers,  You may have seen on Friday, 23rd October, that the Leader of the Council announced that Birmingham City Council will fund free school meals for eligible pupils over the half term period.  For those students
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  • Virtual Open Week 17th to 24th September Please click here to see our video and other resources and how to book onto one of our webinars

    Published 11/09/20

    Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre ‘Virtual Open Event’ for Year 6

    We would like to invite you to view our VirtuaOpen Evening Video and FAQs document on our website from Thursday 17th September.

    Parents will also be able to sign up for live webinars hosted by key staff in the school, with the opportunity to ask any questions after the webinar or by arranging a phone call discussion.

    Hillcrest Webinars

    Session 1 - Thursday 17th September 2020 at 6pm

    Session 2 - Monday 21st September 2020 at 5pm

    Session 3 – Thursday 24th September 2020 at 5pm

    Parents will need to email their name, child’s name, current Primary School and an email address for the invite and indicate which session you would prefer to attend to or call 0121 4643172.

    When we are able to start having visitors on site again we will off course arrange some face to face transition activities and open events for pupils starting at Hillcrest in September 2021.

    Hillcrest School Video




    Hillcrest Open Week Booklet

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  • School Reopening​​​​​​​

    Published 15/07/20

    Week 1

    Monday 31st August - Bank Holiday (No staff or students required in school)

    Tuesday 1st September - Teacher Training Day 1 (No students required in school)

    Wednesday 2nd September - Teacher Training Day 2 No students required in school, except

    Year 13 Enrolment 1330 to 1430 in the OLC

    Further details of the return to school process of reintegration and reorientation for students and COVID-19 control systems and measures will be sent in mid-August, so please check your ParentMail emails and the school website.

    Thursday 3rd September  - Year 7 start school at 8.45 am (Year 7 Induction Day 1)

    Parents Information Morning (Year 7) 9-11am

    Friday 4th September  - Year 7 start school at 8.45 am (Year 7 Induction Day 2)

    Year 12 Induction Day 0930 to 12noon


    Week 2

    Monday 7th September

    Year 11 return to school at 8-45am

    Year 10 return to school at 10am

    Tuesday 8th September

    Year 9 return to school at 8-45am

    Year 8 return to school at 10am

    Risk Assessments and Plans for Re-Opening

    We would like to assure you that we are working through the summer to do everything needed to make your child’s return to school in September a safe, happy and positive one. The updated risk assessments, systems of control measures and plans for re-opening will be available on our school website from mid-August and a brief outline will be sent via ParentMail. We will be monitoring the Department for Education and Public Health England guidance closely and will keep you informed if there are any further changes to our start of term arrangements.

    I would like to thank you for your support over the last year, especially in these difficult times. Please continue to follow the current government guidance and enjoy the summer break, we look forward to seeing everyone in our school community next term.

    Free School Meal Vouchers over the Summer Holidays

    The government have confirmed that students, who are eligible for Free School Meals, will continue to receive £15 per week free school meal vouchers (per student)

    over the school summer holidays.

    • On the 13th July you will receive: - £45 (£15 x 3 weeks of 13th, 20th and 27th July)

    • On the 3rd August you will receive: - £60 (£15 x 4 weeks of 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th August)

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  • Summer Break

    Published 15/07/20
    School will close for the summer break on Friday 17th July at 3pm. Please continue to follow the current government guidance and enjoy the summer break, we look forward to seeing everyone in our school community next term. Main Reception (012
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  • Parents/Carers of Year 10 & 12 Hillcrest student

    Published 09/06/20

    Parents/Carers of Year 10 & 12 Hillcrest students- please complete the Year 10 & 12 questionnaire by the end of the day on Tuesday 9th June. The questionnaire can be found in the 'Forms' section on your ParentMail App or website and was sent to Primary contacts only and is in regards to the school possibly re-opening up for Year 10 & 12 students before the summer.  

    Please note: School will NOT be open to any Year 10 and 12 on 15th June 2020.

    Year 10 and 12 Parents/Carers will be contacted when we have analysed the replies to the questionnaire.

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  • Messages from Hillcrest Staff

    Published 22/05/20



    Click on the video above to view messages from Hillcrest staff, 

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  • Messages from Hillcrest

    Published 13/05/20
    Click here to view Messages from Hillcrest. 
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  • PAUSE Support Agency

    Published 23/04/20
    Dear Parents/Carers We are aware that this period is very challenging emotionally for young people. Please see below details about a support agency called PAUSE and information about the provision they have in place in response to Covid-19.
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  • Update

    Published 20/04/20
    Dear Parents/Carers We hope you are all safe and well and have managed to have a good break and enjoy some family time. We are writing to thank all of our parents and carers for the huge support you’ve been giving to children during
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  • Kooth New Service From Birmingham Children's Partnership​​​​​​​

    Published 14/04/20
    We would like to remind you that if you have any concerns about a Hillcrest student, please contact the Hillcrest Safeguarding team by emailing If you have any other queries, please contact us by emailing&nb
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  • Information for Parents and Carers

    Published 10/04/20
    Dear Parents/Carers Birmingham Children’s Trust are committed to providing support to families in Birmingham during these difficult and unprecedented times to ensure the most vulnerable children are protected. As a result, they have put a nu
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