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Hillsborough School Vision 

At Hillsborough, we support, nurture and challenge our children and encourage them to BELIEVE in their strengths and in those of others. 

We do this through having high expectations of the children in their learning and in their behaviours, encouraging them to take risks and develop resilience for when things get hard. We provide opportunities to develop their moral code through high quality teaching and learning as well as group discussions and 1:1 mentoring around issues that are relevant to children’s well being. We want to ensure that our children move on to their next stage of education with confidence and pride, knowing that they have the self-belief to do anything they put their mind to.  

At Hillsborough, we create a belief in our children, staff and parents that they BELONG to a community that cares for them and supports all of their needs. 

We do this through exploring all aspects of communities, both past and present, and give children opportunities to develop their own understanding of how they fit into their personal, social and global worlds. The Hillsborough code is explicitly taught to the children in order for them to develop an understanding of boundaries and rules for good community living and to ensure that they show a high level of tolerance and respect to everyone that they meet. Parents are given varied opportunities to engage with the school community and invest in their child’s learning and staff are encouraged to fully commit and belong to the school and to the Trust, whose purpose is focused on ensuring all children reach their full potential. 

At Hillsborough, we enrich and extend learning for all so that every child can achieve their potential and BECOME the individual they aspire to be. We do this through ensuring high quality teaching and learning which develops children’s basic skills, knowledge and understanding of the world. We value learning in all areas of the curriculum and believe that children have a depth of understanding if learning is linked together and children are encouraged to draw on their knowledge.


We emphasis aspiration and expose children, through our topics and the experiences we provide, to different roles people undertake and ensure that children are encouraged to think big and aim high in order to achieve their dreams.