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Welcome to Hillside Primary School




All parents/carers of new starters for Reception class were sent a letter before the end of last term detailing your child’s start date and describing the induction process.


If you are not sure when your child should start school, or you are unsure when your home visit will take place, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will email a further copy of your letter to you.  Please include your child’s name in the email.




Please click here for our Summer Newsletter.


1st and 2nd September 2014 are INSET days

and children should not attend school.


See you on Wednesday 3rd September at 8.55am.


Have a lovely summer break!





OFSTED Inspection


Our Report is now available to download from the Ofsted website. 

Please click here to view the Report 

Please click here to see Mr. Smith’s letter to parents of 10 July 2014





Thank you to all those who attended and supported the Fayre on Saturday 5 July

The Friends would like to thank:

Allied Bakeries Orpington

Anthem Photos

Graham Webb Orpington

Mount Mascal Stables

Fiesta Mexicana

Wilkinsons Orpington

Tesco Orpington

SG Smith Bromley Audi


Roman Originals Store, Orpington

Essensuals Orpington

Hobbycraft Orpington





There will be two INSET Days on 1st and 2nd September.  Children return to school at 8.55am on Wednesday 3 September.  Please click here for a copy of our term dates for 2014/15.





Please click here for details of the new EYFS outdoor learning area and whole school Science area, made possible by a £56K grant from the Department for Education.  Works will take place during the Summer break, ready for September.



LIBRARY NEWS:  We have taken delivery of our new books and are cataloguing them for use with our new Junior Librarian computer system.  All systems are go for September!

CALLING ALL PARENTS AND CARERS.... Could you spare a one or two hours a week, at lunchtime or after school, to help run our new library?  You don't have to have worked in a library before, full training will be given!  

If you would like to help, please come in and leave a message for Miss Melhuish at the school office.


A message from the ChildLine Schools Service


The ChildLine Schools Service has recently visited all children in years 5 & 6  to provide them with key messages about keeping safe.  It can be beneficial for these messages  to be reinforced at home. The NSPCC has developed some guides for all parents of primary school aged children  to speak to your child about keeping safe – called the Underwear rule.

You can find guides to the Underwear Rule to help you have simple conversations about keeping safe from abuse at

You can speak to an advisor for further advice or request a hard-copy guide for parents and carers by phoning the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000. You can also visit for other advice on keeping your child safe.










Mon Sep 01
Tue Sep 02 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Wed Sep 03
Children Return to School

Hillside Latest News: 

Could we remind parents that they should not park on the yellow school markings outside school during restricted hours, or you may get a ticket.  Also please note that the garage areas on Dyke Drive are private property.  Please be considerate to our neighbours and do not park there.