Hillside Special School

Hillside Special School
Sudbury, Suffolk


An Ofsted Inspection took place at our school in September 2023. 

This was an ungraded inspection and we are happy that the Outstanding judgement remains. We will continue to strive to ensure Hillside remains an Outstanding provision. We are already working on the areas of improvement that Ofsted have identified, many of which we had already identified ourselves and were working towards.


Please see Ofsted Inspection Report September 2023 for further details.

A Full Ofsted Inspection had previously taken place in January 2014, where Ofsted judged our overall effectiveness as 'Outstanding' and on that occasion the results in their four categories were as follows:

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


This is a link to the Ofsted 2018 Short Inspection Report letter

This is a link to the Ofsted 2014 Full Inspection Report

Additional information, including all previous reports, can be found on Ofsted's website.


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