OUR ETHOS AND VALUES
At Hellesdon High School we believe in the pursuit of excellence. This is reflected in our aims, which underpin the ethos of our school and those of the wider Specialist Schools and Academies Trust.
In July 2015, we carried out an audit of how Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural (SMSC) issues are covered across the school curriculum.
For an outline of the school day, please click here. For details of the curriculum at HHS, please visit the Curriculum page.
- Hellesdon High School will enable everyone to realize their potential and enjoy life to the full.
- Hellesdon High School celebrates our differences and gives the opportunity for everyone to become successful and do well in this changing world.
- Hellesdon High School is a caring community, where we show concern and respect for the safety and welfare of others.
- Hellesdon High School will help everyone to enjoy their time here by showing respect for others and celebrating diversity.
- Hellesdon High School will always try to provide a friendly learning atmosphere so that no-one feels left out.
- Nobody should feel that they don’t belong here; everyone who walks through the school gates is an equal.
- Hellesdon High School is a place where everyone can be someone.
Hellesdon High School will help everyone to express and develop their individual interests, skills and gifts.
- Hellesdon High School will develop the lively and enquiring minds of everyone to appreciate and seek worthwhile human achievements.
- Hellesdon High School will help everyone in every way to achieve, with no target too small or too large for our help.
- Hellesdon High School will do everything possible to make sure everyone achieves by making sure everyone has equal chances in everything they do.
- Hellesdon High School will use education to transform the opportunities of its whole community and enable everyone to fulfil their potential.
Hellesdon High School will allow everyone to succeed by offering an inspirational, innovative and creative curriculum.
- At Hellesdon High School everyone is helped to succeed by challenging them and supporting them throughout their time here.
- At Hellesdon High School students are prepared to be ready for the outside world.
- Hellesdon High School will develop enthusiastic and confident learners who aspire to do their best.
LATEST ATTAINMENT AND PROGRESS FIGURES
Hellesdon High School has enjoyed record GCSE results in recent years. Our Year 11 students in 2016 posted higher rates of progress than any previous year group, and 68% of students achieved GCSEs at grade A*-C in English and Maths.
21% of Year 11 students qualified for the English Baccalaureate combination of subjects with their GCSE results.
Hellesdon High School Sixth Form continues to perform in the top 25% of all schools nationally. Our Year 13 students achieved outstanding results including 100% A*-E, 83% A*-C and 53% A*-B. Our Year 12 students also recorded some excellent results and have made a superb start to their post-16 studies.
Please click for a more detailed look at this year’s Hellesdon Sixth Form results (PDF).
Key HHS Published Data (2016)
Key Stage 4:
a) progress 8 score: +0.10
b) attainment 8 score: 51.98
c) percentage of students achieving grade C or above in English and Mathematics: 68%
d) percentage of students achieving the English Baccalaureate: 21%
Key Stage 5:
a) progress made in English: 1.00
b) progress made in Mathematics: 0.20
c) average 16-19 grade: C+
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT & DEVELOPMENT PLAN
Hellesdon High School’s Improvement and Development Plan sets out the priorities for the year, based on previous inspections as well as detailed analysis and self-evaluation at Leadership, Department and Year Group levels.
The priority headings are listed in the SIDP Summary document (pdf). Each priority has a detailed action plan explaining how we are planning to improve and develop these areas. The document also highlights where Departments and year groups feed into and support the whole school priorities for the year.
A good school never stands still. From robust and honest self-evaluation at the end of the academic year 2015/16, we have identified key priorities below which underpin our three‐year strategic plan (pdf) through to 2018/19.