Helvellyn Road, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, SR2 9JJ

0191 5947962



Hill View Infant Academy

Believe and Achieve

Due to the ever changing COVID-19 guidelines some of our standard information will not be accurate at this current time. We will continue to send specific information to parents via text, email and the school app.

We have school places available in every year group.

Please contact the school office on 0191 5947962 if you would like to find out how to secure a school place.

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Welcome to Our School

The purpose of this website is to introduce you to Hill View Infant Academy and to provide information you may find useful.

We provide education for children aged 3 to 7 years. We have a large nursery for 104 children aged 3-4 and we are a four form entry school from Reception to Year 2.  We are part of a MAT (Multi-Academy Trust) with Hill View Junior Academy.

As our reputation and OFSTED reports (2001 and 2007) fully endorse, we have many strengths. These include very high standards of teaching throughout the school, demanding expectations of children’s achievements and behaviour. In addition to this we firmly believe in providing all children with a wide range of opportunities, sporting, musical, cultural, recreational and social. We offer extended care for both nursery and school children from 8.00am to 6.00pm. 

Our aim is to provide each child with an education that will equip them to become responsible citizens, to make informed choices having both self respect and respect for others. To achieve this we provide an extensive range of opportunities beyond the school day, in a caring and safe atmosphere.
Please enjoy browsing our website where you will find much more about the life of our school.

Kind regards

Claire Smith

Head teacher


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Parent comments

'It was delightful to see the children working together on the outside equipment, learning how teamwork gives great results!'

'Very friendly, happy atmosphere. Teachers and children were really lovely.'

'The equipment and facilities that the children have are very impressive. Also lovely to see the children interact with the staff and the fabulous relationships they have.'

'Wonderful staff and Nursery environment!'

'Very friendly and welcoming as usual! Lots of fun, it is clear to see how happy staff and children are.'

'My son comes in every day and talks about what he has learnt. He loves it and I can see why.'

'Very impressed at both the indoor and outdoor classrooms!'

'Very impressed with both the classroom and the staff. The children seem very happy and comfortable. Brilliant work!'

We have published our COVID-19 Risk Assessment, which outlines the protective measures we have put in place to reduce risks. 



Latest Newsletters

  • 16 Jul 2021
    End of Term 2021

    Dear Parent / Carer

    Please see letter attached.

    Thank you.

  • 13 Jul 2021
    Additional Spring Bank Holiday 2022

    Dear Parent / Carer

    The Government has announced that the Spring Bank Holiday in 2022 will be moved to Thursday 2nd June and an additional Bank Holiday on Friday 3rd June will be given for Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. As this additional bank holiday falls in the May half term, it has been announced that the Government will reduce the minimum number of sessions schools are required to meet in the academic year 2021 to 2022. The total school year will therefore be 194 days.

    Hill View Infant Academy will be closed on Monday 6th June 2022. This means we will return to school following the May half term break on Tuesday 7th June 2022.

  • 07 Jul 2021
    Year 2 Leavers' Concerts

  • 01 Jul 2021
    Year 2 leavers' concert

    Please find attached details of our Year 2 leavers' concert. These performances will be weather dependent.

  • 30 Jun 2021
    Thank you to our amazing, generous school community

    We want to say a MASSIVE thank you to you all!

    With your help we have raised £18,583 towards Nature School. This could not be achieved without your generous support and we will be forever grateful for our amazing families.

    Nature School will be created over the summer holidays and launched in September 2021. We cannot wait for our children to benefit from this innovative and long term approach to outdoor learning.

Attendance since September 2020

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Attendance percentage to be added at the bottom of the page

Week ending 16.07.2021

This  % will be updated on a weekly basis on a Monday


Our school target 2020-21 is 96.6%


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