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High Jump


Pupils enjoy our indoor and outdoor PE facilities.


At Hill Top we have performances throughout the year, not only within school, but also in the community and local performance venues.

school clubs


At Hill Top School we have a breakfast club each day where pupils can enjoy a breakfast of cereal, juice and bagels before school commences.

We have an out of school DT club where pupils across all key stages can work together, get creative and learn woodworking skills.



Hill Top pupils enjoy celebrations.

For Your Diaries

Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am
Year 7 Welcome Coffee Morning
We welcome Year 7 parents/carers to school for a coffee morning. Come along and meet Teachers and see a sample of year 7 work too.
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm
Break up Friday 19th October 2018 October Half Term –  Monday 22nd October to Friday 26th October 2018
Oct 31 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Halloween Disco
Our Autism Centre are organising the annual spooky disco in school during the afternoon of 31st October. Pupils can come in fancy dress or non uniform. Voluntary contribution of £3 includes a hotdog (meat or[...]
Nov 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Post 16 Transition Event
Come along to our Transition Event and find out about the options available after Hill Top. All parents/carers of Year 10, 11,12 and 13 pupils are invited to come along.  
Dec 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Pupil Christmas Lunch
Christmas Dinner day will be Wednesday 19th December

Latest News

Equal Arts Workshop

Our KS5 Land Based group plus Connor J took part in an art workshop today with Equal Arts today. They used a variety of natural materials to create shapes and overall pieces of hen related artwork using rollers, leaves and pinecones. All pupils as well as Teaching...

Food Technology at Hill Top

Our Year 7 pupils have enjoyed baking scones and fruit scones as well as preparing and cooking pizza bagels in their Food Technology lessons recently. Pupils were delighted with the end results and thoroughly enjoyed eating their masterpieces.

Hensioners Visit Hill Top

Local Hensioners have enjoyed a coffee morning with cakes and treats made by our Sixth Form pupils, after being invited back to see how our Hill Top Hens have settled into their new home here at school. Our Hill Top Hens got a treat too and were happy to socialise...

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You Say…

“My son has enjoyed Hill Top School from the first week he started. He has been like a different little boy: for all of the right reasons! Thank you.”

Mrs Mounsey


Our son has been attending Hill Top School for three years and has continued to develop in such a fantastic environment. The facilities available, such as the Autism Centre, together with the team of teachers and classroom assistants who are all focused on every child’s needs ensure his education is in great hands. Hill Top School’s attention to detail means that every child really does get an individual education programme specifically for their needs. We feel both privileged and thankful that he is so happy in such a wonderful and caring school. Mandy Smith


Hill Top School, Gateshead

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