Hillside is an all age community special school for pupils with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties. We are situated in Sudbury, Suffolk.

At Hillside we provide a stimulating, happy and supportive environment, in which every child is valued as an individual and encouraged to lead as full and independent a life as possible.

We have a highly skilled and experienced staff team dedicated to helping children learn and achieve.

We provide a wide and varied curriculum to meet individual needs, including many off-site activities.

Our specialist on-site facilities include a hydrotherapy pool, light and sound room, computer suite, life skills room, well resourced classrooms and a wide variety of technology to promote communication and learning. We also have spacious, well equipped outside areas.



An Ofsted inspection took place at our school in January 2014. We are absolutely delighted to be able to report that Ofsted judged our overall effectiveness as Outstanding for the third consecutive inspection and the results in their four categories are as follows:


  • Achievement of pupils – Outstanding
  • Quality of teaching – Outstanding
  • Behaviour and safety of pupils – Outstanding
  • Leadership and management – Outstanding

For further details please see our Ofsted page and read Ofsted’s full report.

Dates to Remember

Friday 8th December 2017 - Family Forum followed by Christmas Market


Thursday 14th December 2017 - Christmas Performances


Friday 15th December 2017 - Christmas Jumper Day


Monday 18th December 2017 - Christmas Fancy Dress Party


Tuesday 19th December 2017 - Last day of term


Wednesday 20th December to Wednesday 3rd January 2018 - Christmas Holiday


Wednesday 3rd January 2018 - Non-pupil day (P.D.Day)


Thursday 4th January 2018 - First day of Spring Term for pupils


For all other term dates please see the Term Dates page of our website.

Learning Outside the Classroom
To find out more and see further photos please see our Learning Outside the Classroom page    
Family Feedback
  • "Hillside is an amazing school."
  • "My child loves it so what more can you ask for?"
  • "The staff are very special people who really care."
  • "Everyone at Hillside is very welcoming and approachable."
  • "A truly fantastic school."

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