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Welcome to our website


Watch a video introduction to Hillcrest HERE


Hillcrest is a popular school at the heart of our community in Totterdown - a supportive and inspiring environment where each pupil is valued for who they are. The children are at the heart of everything we do - nurtured, academically engaged and inspired to achieve their full potential.   


Our four values - Resilience, Partnership, Excellence and Innovation - are central to our ethos and curriculum and help the children to grow into compassionate, well-rounded individuals, confident in their abilities, with a love of learning and a zest for life.


Both children and staff feel valued and cared for here. Our students benefit from excellent teaching, a rich curriculum and a strong sense of partnership between school and family.


Please contact us if you have any questions.


Bridget Norman, Head Teacher  


Where all children learn and discover together

to create a better world.  


The school office can provide a paper copy or translation of any of the documents on the website.






Hillcrest Houses


Every child at Hillcrest belongs to one of four houses. The houses take their names from significant ships to reflect Bristol's maritime history, but each name also has a meaning in its own right, reflecting different aspects of the learning process. 


Our four houses are...



        Victory                    Discovery                  Adventure                 Endeavour


The four house teams comprise an equal share of pupils from across the school, and siblings will be together in the same house. 


As well as using the houses as a way of grouping the children for sports days and similar events, pupils are awarded house points for demonstrating the four elements and a positive attitude in class and around the school. Each week in Celebration Assembly, a representative from each class announces the house which has earned the most points in their class, and this is compiled into a whole-school total for each house.