Welcome to our website and to take a look at our school community. I am incredibly proud of my role as Principal of this amazing, and life changing school.

We are a friendly, vibrant two form entry primary academy in the heart of Chapeltown, Leeds with over 450 children aged 3 to 11. We have a strong ethos of inclusion, encouraging all our children to be confident and caring of themselves and those around them. We set the highest standards of respect, hard work and achievement for all of our pupils and adults alike.  We are constantly striving to provide our children with the best possible education and opportunities for a better future.

At Hillcrest our aim is to foster a love of learning and develop eager and inquisitive minds. We take great delight enabling all our children to overcome barriers and reach their full potential.  We go to great lengths to provide the most exciting opportunities and life experiences for our children to celebrate diversity and respect each other’s differences, working together as a community to develop as responsible citizens.

If your child is joining us for the first time we welcome you and look forward to a happy and successful partnership with you over the coming years. If you already have a child here, we really value our existing links with you as part of our school community. Education is a partnership between home and school and we place a great deal of emphasis on our partnership with parents. We believe that children learn best when home and school work together.

If you would like any more information about the academy, or to arrange a visit, please contact us. I look forward to meeting you.

Mr Sam Done Mr Simon McCarthy Sir John Townsley
Principal Executive Principal: Primary Education Chief Executive Officer