Foredown Road, Portslade, East Sussex BN41 2FU

01273 416979

Hillside School

"Working together as a dynamic team to provide the best for all learners"


The Oak Tree

A symbol of strength and endurance.

Welcome to Oak Class

You will find us in the secondary department!

We are a busy class and if not working hard in the classroom, are off out at various places such as Raystede Animal Rescue Centre, horse riding or at Southwick Gym taking part in Rebound Therapy, as well as various extra-curricular activities both on and off site with other secondary students as part of Moving On sessions.

Meet the students...

Saul, Aidan, Amal, Beth, Molly, Louiza and Marouf


Meet the staff...

Teachers: Marina and Emma

Teaching Assistants: Linda, Sally, Julie, Sandra

Midday Supervisors: Sue and Louisa


Topic News...March 2017

This term the topic is Myths and Magic' - exciting! So far the class have acted out The Dragon's Treasure sensory story which involved going on a hunt for treasure, trying to steal it from a huge dragon without waking it up, and casting a spell to send the dragon to sleep. The dragon did strike some fear into the students, but they overcame it well and developed some great anticipation and retelling of the story using symbols.


This half of the term we have been looking at the Dreamtime Paintings by Aborigines and our science week at Hillside in a couple of weeks should provide us with some magic!


The Dragon's Treasure...

The Physical Side..

We are very busy class. These are some of the things we get up to...walkers, standers, trikes, power chairs, walking slings, hydrotherapy, horseriding...


Raystede Animal

Rescue Centre

Oak Class visit Raystede every fortnight. We take part in grooming and feeding the horses and donkeys, meeting rescue dogs and meet some of the other animals such as the sheep and goats, cats and smaller furry animals. It is an opportunity for the students to care for something, and for the rescue animals to develop trust in humans again.