Our Values


The Four Elements - R I P E 

There are Four Elements that are used throughout the school and promoted and demonstrated by every member of the Hillcrest Community. Each Element can be expressed as a skill to practise and a virtue to embody.

These Skills and Virtues provide a template for the high expectations we have for behaviour and attitudes towards learning, as well as a common language to use when talking to children about all aspects of life at Hillcrest.

We believe that through our promotion of The Four Elements we not only enable children to become independent learners but we also prepare children to succeed in life in modern Britain.


                Resilience – Perseverance & Positivity

          Innovation – Critical Thinking & Creativity

          Partnerships – Collaboration & Respect

          Excellence – Precision & Pride 


Here are the images we use to promote the 4 Elements around the school, and help pupils reflect upon the Element they are using and developing. These also feature on the stickers used to celebrate pupils' achievement, and on the certificates that are given out in Celebration Assembly on Wednesdays (KS2) and Fridays (KS1).