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  • New Girls Basketball Sessions

    Published 13/01/23

    As a school that has previously shown an interest in developing girls basketball, we wanted to share details of a new All Girls session that we are starting here at City of Birmingham Rockets.

    Starting on Saturday 14th January our new All Girls Skill Development sessions will take place at Heartlands Academy from 11-12.30 each week. The sessions are aimed at any girls aged 11-18 who have shown an interest in playing basketball and wish to develop their skills.

    Our registration form is here:

    Girls Development Sessions (Age 11-17) – CITY OF BIRMINGHAM ROCKETS BASKETBALL CLUB -

    Our new all-girls Saturday sessions at Heartlands Academy (B7 4QR) take place from 11:00am – 12:30pm and are open to players aged 11-18 years old – sessions will commence on 14th January 2023.. These sessions offer the ultimate way for players to improve and enjoy basketball in an environment catered for female participants.

    We would be grateful if you would share this with any girls in your school who might be interested in attending and developing their basketball skills with our club coaches who will be supported by players from our Rockets women's team!

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  • Hillcrest School is now closed for the Christmas Holidays

    Published 22/12/22

    Hillcrest School will close for the Christmas break on Friday 22nd December at 12.30pm. 

    School reopens for ALL students on Tuesday 9th January at 08.45. 

    If you have a safeguarding concern, please refer to the useful links below to access the support you may need. 

    If you are a student and/or parent and are in need of additional support for your well-being or mental health, please refer any of the organisations below:

    Kooth -

    Forward Thinking Birmingham - or ring 0300 300 0099

    Young Minds -

    You can also use the Waiting Room to find information on a range of support services in Birmingham, including housing and financial support -

    If you require immediate assistance, please contact the Samaritans or call 999 in an emergency. If you require support from Birmingham Children's Services please ring 0121 303 1888. 

    Additionally, you can access further support by visiting

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  • We are delighted to be named as 2nd in the Sunday Times top 3 comprehensive schools in the West Midlands.

    Published 12/12/22
    The Sunday Times has published the 30th edition of its Parent Power guide to the best national and regional schools of the year. Amongst its findings, the Times identifies the highest-achieving schools in the UK based on their own criterion
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  • Ofsted Inpection Letter

    Published 07/11/22

    We have now received the letter from our recent Ofsted Inspection which took place on 27th and 28th September. Please click here to see the letter.

    We are delighted that the inspection team have confirmed that Hillcrest continues to be a good school and maintains its Ofsted ‘Good’ rating.

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  • Sixth Form Open Evening- 17th November

    Published 01/11/22

    Join our highly successful Sixth Form in September 2023

    Please click here for the full prospectus Hillcrest Sixth Form Prospectus

     To apply for a place in September 2023 please click the link below for our sixth form application page 

    If you have any questions please email our Head of Sixth Form Mr L Provis


    A LEVEL and BTEC Level 3 RESULTS 2022

    Another year with a 100% pass rate (for the 12th consecutive year).

    Hillcrest Year 13 students achieved:

    A* = 28% (14.6% nationally in 2022)

    A* & A = 74% (36.4% nationally in 2022)

    A* to B = 90%

    A* to C = 94% (82% nationally in 2022)

    A* to D = 100%

    A*to E = 100% (98.4% nationally in 2022)

    100% of students are now on University or Apprenticeship routes.

    Exceptional individual results include Duaa who achieved 3 A* grades in Maths, Further Maths and Physics and grade A in Chemistry, and has a place at Churchill College Cambridge. Dania who achieved 3 A grades in Maths, Chemistry and Biology, and has a place at Kings College London. Aiyah who achieved 3 A grades in Maths, Chemistry and Biology. Rumaysah who achieved A* in Criminology and A grades in Psychology and Sociology. Fatima who achieved A* in Psychology, A in Sociology and B in Criminology, and has a place at the University of Birmingham.

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  • Ofsted Inspection

    Published 26/09/22

    Ofsted inspection of Hillcrest School and Sixth Form Centre

    Tuesday 27th September 2022 and Wednesday 28th September 2022

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  • HM Queen Elizabeth II

    Published 12/09/22
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  • A Level & GCSE results 2021-2022

    Published 18/08/22
    Congratulations to all students in the 2022 cohort we are so proud of you! We are delighted to announce another year of excellent results. A LEVEL and BTEC Level 3 RESULTS 2022 Another year with a 100% pass rate (for the 12th consecutive yea
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  • September Arrangements

    Published 15/07/22
    The term will end on Thursday 21st July 2022 at approximately 12.30 pm.   School will re-open again for students in September    Please see below for return to school dates.   Year 7: 2022-23 Day 1 induction
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  • Hillcrest Open Evening & Morning 2022

    Published 12/07/22

    Please find details below of our open evening and morning for September 2022

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  • May Half Term

    Published 27/05/22
    This half-term will end on Friday 27th May at the normal school finish time School will re-open again for students on Monday 6th June 2022 with registration at 8.45am.   If at any time you have any concerns about a Hillcrest student ple
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