Welcome to Hellesdon High School, a popular and successful school serving the north-west fringe of Norwich. Currently we have 1,300 students on roll, and 200 in the Sixth Form. HHS has been a Leading Edge Academy since 2012.
Please see the Key Information section for details of the school’s ethos and values, attainment and performance data, pupil premium funding, and our most recent financial statements.
Ofsted: a Good school
Following our most recent Ofsted inspection in November 2012, HHS received a resounding ‘Good’ verdict. >> Read the Ofsted report.
Hellesdon High School has enjoyed record GCSE results in recent years. Our Year 11 students in 2015 posted higher rates of progress than any previous year group, and 56% of students achieved five or more GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and Maths.
This was also the first year of A-Level results for the Hellesdon Sixth Form as a centre independent of other schools, and our Year 13 students achieved our best ever set of results, including 100% A*-E grades and 80% at A*-C. 56% were A*-B grades, placing our provision in the top 10% of institutions nationally. Our Year 12 students also recorded some excellent results and have made a superb start to their post-16 studies.
We are proud of all of our students’ achievements, which are a testament to their hard work and that of their teachers.
At Hellesdon, we take pride in knowing every child as an individual. Pastoral care is organized through Heads of Year, Tutors and Mentors, with all our staff playing a part. The school has a friendly atmosphere and a well-publicized anti-bullying policy.
>> Witnessed or experienced bullying at HHS? Please email the student support line.
We are a well established centre offering a wide range of Advanced Level and Btec courses and excellent individual care and guidance, as we support every student to realise her or his full potential. Read more on the Hellesdon Sixth Form Centre pages.
The School enjoys the active support of the PTA and all of our parents and carers, who have access to the latest information about their children’s progress through the Learning Gateway (login required).
Our excellent kitchen was given a five-star rating at its latest inspection. DinerMite serves up an inspiring selection of nourishing food every day. For information on food allergies and intolerances, please see the display board in the dining hall, and see Mr Bush, Catering Manager, for any further information required. You can also click here to download the DinerMite price list (pdf).
The school was inspected and re-certified in summer 2014, and the Green Flag flutters proudly from the HHS flagpole once again, showing that we have met the ECO Schools criteria for an environmentally conscious community.
Hellesdon High is a lively school with active links with the local community and our feeder primary schools; activities and courses for adults are also based at the school.
We offer a huge range of sporting activities to all students, including training in leadership skills, opportunities to take part in local leagues and competitions with other schools, and to enjoy extracurricular clubs and activities. Our students campaigned to save School Sports Partnerships, which they felt had helped young people in our area to get into and benefit from sport.
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