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  • Examination Results 2021

    Published 13/08/21
    Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre is pleased to report some outstanding achievements by its students in their GCSEs, A levels and other qualifications this summer. This year, following the cancellation of exams, grades were awarded through a
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  • Summer Holidays

    Published 21/07/21

    School will close for the summer break on Wednesday 21st July at 12.30pm. 

    Main Reception (0121 464 3172) will be open weeks beginning 9th and 16th August from 9am to 3pm.

    A Level Results Day is Tuesday 10th August

    GCSE Results Day is Thursday 12th August

    Details of results day procedures have been sent to Year 11 and 13 students. 

    As always, please do not hesitate to contact the school via email if you require any further support or guidance.

    If at any time you have any concerns about a Hillcrest student please email: safeguarding@hillcrest.bham.sch.uk  or contact Children’s Advice & Support Service (CASS) on 0121 303 1888.

    For all other queries please continue to use enquiry@hillcrest.bham.sch.uk  (Emails will continue to be checked over the summer periodically)

    September 2021

    School will re-open again for students in September with staggered start dates due to the new COVID guidance received by school. If you have previously consented to on-site lateral flow testing, your child will attend school the day before their lessons start (on the dates below) according to your child’s year group. If you did not previously consent but you would like your child to be included in the return to school covid on-site testing please contact enquiry@hillcrest.bham.sch.uk

    Please see below for testing dates and return to school dates. On the testing date your child will only be on school premises for the lateral flow testing and then is to leave the site and return home. Your child is then free to return to school from the return to school date unless you receive instructions otherwise.

    Year 7: 2021-22

    Testing on school site - Thursday 2nd September, please attend the test centre anytime between 10am to 2pm

    Return to school Friday 3rd September 8.45am

    Year 12 and 13: 2021-22

    Testing on school site - Thursday 2nd September, please attend the test centre anytime between 10am to 2pm

    Return to school Friday 3rd September: Year 13- 8.45am, Year 12- 10am

    Years 10 and 11: 2021-22

    Testing on school site- Friday 3rd September, please attend the test centre anytime between 10am to 2pm

    Return to school Monday 6th September: Year 11- 8.45am, Year 10- 10am

    Years 8 and 9: 2021-22

    Testing on school site- Monday 6th September, please attend the test centre anytime between 10am to 2pm

    Return to school Tuesday 7th September- Year 9 - 8.45am, Year 8 - 10am

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  • Transition from Primary to Hillcrest School

    Published 07/07/21

    Click here to watch the welcome messages from subject staff and take a virtual tour of the school on the Year 6 Transition page.

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  • School Return Schedule

    Published 05/03/21
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  • Click here for Information and Advice on Covid-19.

    Published 05/03/21
    Important! Please do not send your child to school if  your child has any COVID-19 symptoms anyone in your household has any coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms DO NOT send siblings into school until the full isolation period has been
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  • Councillor Ian Ward Leader of Birmingham City Council

    Published 04/03/21
    Click here to view letter from - Councillor Ian Ward Leader of Birmingham City Council
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  • Hillcrest Virtual Library World Book Day

    Published 03/03/21
    Welcome to Hillcrest School’s Virtual Library Click on the link to browse the shelves and choose any book to read or listen to. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1JhevWcXBSsHguuMFzFNA7_RN4fx9OCYgxSbDa6HIST4/edit?usp=sharing
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  • Hillcrest School is now closed for the Half Term Holidays.

    Published 12/02/21
    Hillcrest School is now closed for the Half Term Holidays. School reopens on Monday 22nd February at 9am for registration. Students will be taught remotely with a mixture of live lessons, pre-recorded lessons and tasks set on Show My Homework. If
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  • School Closed

    Published 05/01/21
    School is currently closed to all students except those who have a parent who is classed as a key worker for the purposes of support available during the COVID-19 pandemic and those students who are classed as vulnerable. If you would like to enquire
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  • Hillcrest School is now closed for the Christmas Holidays- 1.30pm Friday 18th December 2020

    Published 18/12/20
    Hillcrest School is now closed for the Christmas Holidays- 1.30pm Friday 18th December 2020 If any Parent/Carer or outside organisation needs to contact school regarding a student case of Covid-19, please email Enquiry@hillcrest.bham.sch.uk
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  • COVID-19

    Published 26/11/20

     Information and Advice on Covid-19 for Parents/Carers

    Important! Please do not send your child to school if:

    • your child has any coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms
    • anyone in your household has any coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms
    • DO NOT send siblings into school until the full isolation period has been completed.

    Everyone in your household should self-isolate following the guidance https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/when-to-self-isolate-and-what-to-do/

    Arrange a test -  if you or your child develops symptoms and inform the school of the results as soon as possible.

    If the test is positive, follow guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, and engage with the NHS Test and Trace process.

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
    • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
    • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

    Hillcrest School Covid-19 Risk Assessment

    The school has implemented a number of protective measures to help ensure the safety of both students and staff.

    The current risk assessment can be found below, please ensure that you read the risk assessment and if you have any queries please contact the school.

    Click here for the HILCREST SCHOOL COVID-19 RISK ASSESSMENT  

    Information for Parents/Carers on the NHS Test and Trace: COVID-19 testing for Students 

    As you are aware testing for those without coronavirus symptoms is beginning across the country using new, quicker COVID-19 tests known as ‘lateral flow devices. This letter is to help give you more information about the testing programme.

    Up to one third of people who have coronavirus are asymptomatic. By testing we will help to reduce the spread in school and college settings through asymptomatic transmission. I am therefore strongly encouraging those returning to school to be tested.

    Plan for testing

    We will be looking to test all students when they return to school.  The first three tests will be completed at the test centre on the school site and students will be supervised and shown how to take the test correctly themselves, after their third test students will be given a pack of tests kits to take home and test twice weekly at home (3 to 5 days apart)   All tests are free of charge.

    The lateral flow tests are quick and easy to undertake, using a swab of the nose and throat. Results take around half an hour from testing. 

    Parental consent

    Parents/carers MUST complete a consent form to inform the school whether they do or do not agree to their child taking part in lateral flow testing in school.  You will receive an online consent form via ParentMail,  

    The testing of students is voluntary, if you do not consent your child can still attend school but must ensure they self-isolate if they or any member of their household has any one of the covid-19 symptoms.   

    Asymptomatic testing information for parents and adults in households with children at school or college

    Undertaking regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing helps reduce transmission of the virus. Parents and other adults in households with children at school or college, who do not have symptoms, can now access regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. This includes childcare and support bubbles.

    Tests are fast, easy and completely free. There are different ways for a household, childcare or support bubble to collect their test to take at home, twice-weekly:

    · through your employer, if they offer testing to employees

    · by collecting a home test kit from a local test site – anyone aged 18 or over can collect 2 packs of 7 tests

    · by ordering a home test kit online – please do not order online if you can access testing through other routes, this frees up home delivery for those who need it most

    If you have any queries about the tests, and you live in England, please call 119 (free from mobiles and landlines). Lines are open every day from 7am to 11pm.

    Testing is voluntary, but strongly recommended to all who are eligible. Alongside the vaccine, washing hands, wearing face coverings, and maintaining social distancing, rapid testing plays a vital role in reducing transmission rates. Getting into the habit of regular testing as part of our everyday lives will help us all to play our part and do what we can to protect each other.

    What if my child tests positive?

    If a pupil tests positive on a lateral flow device, they will need to self-isolate for 10 days and follow the guidance from NHS Test and Trace.

    What happens if the test is negative? 

    While a small number of pupils may need to repeat the test if the first test was invalid or void for some reason, pupils who test negative will be able to attend school and resume their activities as normal.

    What if staff or students have been in close contact with someone in school who tests positive?

    The staff member or student will be notified that they are a close contact by the school and will need to self-isolate for 10 days in line with Government guidance.

    What if my child develops symptoms?

    This testing programme at school is for people with no symptoms. If your child develops symptoms at any time (including a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; or a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste) they must immediately self-isolate and book a test by calling 119 or visiting https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test.

    Click here for - Parents and Carers FAQs

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  • Sixth Form Open Event Thursday 26th November

    Published 19/11/20
    Join us at our online Open Webinar event on Thursday 26th November at 6pm You will need to contact us via email or telephone to book on this webinar Email: Enquiry@hillcrest.bham.sch.uk Phone: 01214643172 Click here for Sixth Form Application pa
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