Hunters Hill is on two sites, lower school for pupils in years 7, 8 and 9 and Cropwood, which is for upper school pupils who are in years 10 and 11. Residential accommodation for students is in smaller houses equipped and maintained to a high standard.
Hunters Hill Technology College,Spirehouse Lane,Blackwell,Bromsgrove,Worcestershire,B60 1QD, United Kingdom.
0121 445 1320 Fax : 0121 445 2496 : firstname.lastname@example.org Registered Charity Number : 1091007
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.
Facilities available for physical education include a state of the art sports hall, a brand new Multi Use Games Area, acres of open green fields and a fitness suite. The activities covered include rugby, football, table tennis, badminton, lacrosse, basketball, athletics, cricket, fitness training, boxing, dodge ball, mountain biking and uni-hoc.
Our extensive outdoor education programme covers climbing, skiing, mountain biking, shelter building, canoeing, abseiling, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, mountain walking, high ropes, low ropes and orienteering.
Bricklaying is part of the Technology Department which consists of: MVM, CDT, Design Technology, Painting & Decorating, Skills 4 Working Life, Food Technology and Music. Bricklaying is an integral part of our Key Stage 4 Curriculum – Skills 4 Working Life Programme, this course was initiated after the school achieved `Technology Status’ and was in place prior to the current emphasis on 11 – 19 Curriculum.
The impact of students following this course has resulted in a lot of success with our students continuing their studies in further education colleges and some have also gained acceptance with various training providers. Working with the schools extensive work experience programme it has expanded students career options.
Food Technology is a practical hands on subject with students having practical activities every other week. It is a very popular subject and since gaining `Technology’ status the subject has been focussed on providing skills to enable pupils to produce good healthy meals for themselves and others. The `IMPACT’ this subject has had since gaining `Technology Status’ has been tremendous. We have achieved with close cooperation with our work experience and transition coordinators, Chef of the Year and Birmingham City College of Food & Tourism. Three students are currently following courses at the College of Food.
Our students regularly experience working with the school Chef to provide catering for events such as meetings and open days at Hunters Hill. Facilities include a fully modernised fitted kitchen, Bistro and classroom with Interactive Whiteboard facilities.