We believe that education is not for children but for the adults they will become. We encourage young people to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors.

‘Character Development’ is at the heart of all we do within Hilltop Primary Academy both within the curriculum and in extracurricular activities.

We encourage our children to reach their full potential both in their academic and personal progress  throughout their time at school and to follow the values everyday whether they are in school or out.

Our Character Development values are woven through the curriculum in all lessons and our RECIPE acronym is referred to constantly during the day, reminding the children of what this means to them:


We want all our children to have the essential skills for their future whatever they decide to do;

•     Confident and equipped with soft skills
•     Equipped with life skills so they can be independent
•     Understand their role in the community and wider society
•     Fully equipped and ready to get the best out of their secondary education
•    To be aware of the world and different cultures
•     Have a good knowledge of the workplace and how to behave

Regular Character Development/Career Assemblies are held by a variety of individuals, businesses and organisations to widen the childrens’ knowledge of the outside world and to give them an insight into the many different jobs that are available.

Other Skills for Life assemblies held:

  • Family Trust
  • Vet
  • NHS Nurse
  • Small Business Artist

Our strategy is an integral part of our school, equipping children with the vital skills they need for secondary school and adult life.  We believe that every child can reach their potential and our caring and dedicated staff will allow them to achieve this. Children should become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background.