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, and holds the current world record for the number of people playing ‘Happy’ simultaneously on kazoos.
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. Of the results published at the beginning of September 2014, ours were the second highest of all Norfolk’s state schools, as 72% of our students achieved five or more GCSEs at grade A*-C including English and Maths (best entry measure).
This was also the first year of results for the Hellesdon Sixth Form as a centre independent of other schools, and our Year 12 students have made a superb start to their post-16 studies. Our Year 13 students also recorded some excellent results, including 100% A*-E grades and 69% at A*-C.
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.
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.
If you need a paper copy of any of the information on this website, please contact the school office.