Welcome to Ashby Hill Top Primary School
Ashby Hill Top Primary School is a busy, friendly, lively school attended by children from within and from outside of our catchment area.
Ashby Hill Top Primary School is one of four primary schools in Ashby de la Zouch. On leaving our school at aged eleven, most of the children attend Ivanhoe College in Ashby de la Zouch between the ages of eleven and fourteen and then move on to Ashby School to complete their education. There are regular meetings between the Headteacher and teachers of all the Primary Schools who work closely together within our group.
Most children join our school in the year in which they are five, but some join us later on in their school career and quickly settle into their new school life, making friends and learning routines with help from their new teacher and class mates.
We believe in putting the children at the very heart of everything we do. We aim for our curriculum opportunities to be creative, broad and varied so that all children can achieve their best and are motivated to continue their learning beyond their years at Hill Top.
We strive to build strong and purposeful relationships with families. We operate an “open door” policy and we welcome feedback and comments. We also value the support that families give us so that we can work in partnership for the benefit of the children.
On 1st October 2012, Ashby Hill Top Primary School became an Academy. This makes little difference in the day to day running of the school. The biggest change we noticed was the way in which school is funded. Hill Top children still take the same national tests as children in other schools and our curriculum will remain. We will still be subject to OfSTED inspections in the same way as before. More information on academies is available at www.education.gov.uk
Hill Top was most recently inspected by OfSTED in April 2013. The inspection was very successful. We were delighted that the inspectors could see our many strengths and we were graded “Outstanding” in all aspects. A copy of the summary of the OfSTED inspection report can be found on the OfSTED website. Alternatively, a paper copy is available from the school office. This prospectus contains a number of direct quotations from our inspection report.
I do hope that you find our website both interesting and informative. If you have any further questions, or would like to come and visit our school, please telephone us, you are guaranteed a warm welcome.