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, some go horse riding at Broadbridge Heath 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...

Aidan, Beth, Marouf, Saul, Louiza and Molly


Meet the staff...

Teachers: Marina and Emma

Teaching Assistants: Linda, Holly, Giorgina and Karen


Topic News...Spring Term 2018 

It's all Ole and Ooh La La this term as we learn about, and experience lots of things about Spain and France ...the music, the dance, the art...

Look out for an invite to our 'French Cafe' End of Topic Celebration at the end of term! There will be music, art and delicious French goodies!


In Oak class we have listened to Spanish Guitar music, in particular 'Asturias' played by John Williams (click on the Youtube video below to have a listen). It inspired us to have a go with different sized guitars.

Secondary Sports

On Tuesday afternoons the secondary classes get together to take part in different sports. This half term we've been brushing up our Handball skills with some great scores and saves! Have a look at the slideshow below of the action. 

Keeping Fit and Exercise

There are lots of different ways we keep our bodies moving, with the support from Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists as well as a wide range of equipment. Have a look at what we get up to every week below.


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.