About Hunters Hill College

 

About

Hunters Hill has a fabulous location being based on two sites set in extensive grounds in the open countryside south of Birmingham City between the villages of Blackwell and Bromsgrove.  Across the two sites we cater for 120 students with a lower school for years 7, 8 and 9 and Cropwood, which is for upper school students in years 10 and 11.  The school occupies a site of over 150 acres, consisting of buildings, grounds, woodland, playing fields and farm land.  This means that we can provide a wide range of learning and social opportunities, both in school and in residence, with activities aimed at engaging, motivating and challenging the students to do their best.  We want our students to be happy and thrive while they are with us.

Our students have various social and family circumstances but all have challenging and often negative educational experiences which have led to significant social, emotional and behavioural needs.  Many students have experienced failure and rejection in their previous schools because of their challenging behaviour and disruption to learning and some have previously experienced school exclusions.  It is typical for them to have damaged self-esteem, self-worth and self-confidence and be underachieving academically.  In addition to social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, many pupils have additional generalised or specific learning difficulties. The school has students who have been diagnosed with a medical need or condition, such as, ADHD, and Asperger’s Syndrome.  All our students have a Statement of Special Educational Needs, or an Education, Health and Care Plan which describes all of this in detail along with the provision required to support them through school.

The school aims to ensure that all students are prepared for the next phase of education, training or employment and many students go on to courses in a range of FE Colleges. The curriculum is broad with a focus on functional maths, English and science along with a range of additional study areas including physical education, technology (bricklaying, food technology, design and technology, ICT), motor vehicle studies and art.
 

Code of Conduct

We ask our students to follow this simple code of conduct. We expect staff to uphold it in their place of work.

As a member of Hunters Hill College Community we commit to the following Code of Conduct:


Be safe

  • Be in the right place at the right time.
  • Walk when moving around the buildings.
  • Be aware of other people’s needs and abilities. 
  • Do all in our power to behave in a way that does not threaten or place others in danger.
  • Keep ourselves fit and healthy and away from dangerous practices.
  • Listen to other people’s views and concerns.


Be happy

  • Be in the right place at the right time.
  • Speak to someone if we are worried or feel unsafe.
  • Be smart. Dress with a sense of pride and purpose.
  • Use language that does not cause offence.
  • Say only those things that will promote other people’s happiness.
  • Make sure that all our actions do not threaten others.
  • Respect our surroundings and other people’s property.
  • Be vigilant for all forms of bullying, name calling or offensive behaviour and take action to bring it to the attention of someone who can be trusted to do something about it.
  • Complain, using the Complaints procedure, when we feel it is necessary.

We are all here to raise our standards and achieve.