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

  • 23 Sep 2021
    Book Fair

    Dear Parent/Carer

    Please see letter attached.

    Thank you.

  • 23 Sep 2021

    If you have any friends or family who have children due to start Nursery or Reception in September 2022 please advise them of our Open Evening on Wednesday 20th October. Please feel free to share the attached poster with any prospective parents/carers. Thank you.

  • 23 Sep 2021
    "Keep Fit" School Meals Promotional Day - Thursday 7th October

    Dear Parents / Carers

    The school meals service is holding an exciting “Keep Fit” promotional day on Thursday 7th October. Please see poster attached. The menu will be:

    Chicken Dumbbells (oven baked chicken breast goujons)
    Runner’s wrap (tuna or cheddar cheese wrap)
    Medicine meatballs (meatballs in a tomato sauce)
    Served with Workout seasoned crispy oven baked diced potatoes or Powerful Pasta
    Balance Beam baked beans or Strength & Stamina Sweetcorn
    Followed by Fitness Flapjack or Fresh Fruit Salad

    We would encourage all children to take part and have a school meal on the day. If your child does not normally have school dinners then please let the school office know in advance if they want to be part of the promotional day so that the kitchen can plan to feed them .

    In each year group there will be a lucky “golden ticket” winner of a cupcake set, who will then enter a prize draw to try and win one of a number of star prizes, donated by Everyone Active, the UK leading operator of local leisure, gym, swim and activities facilities. :

    • Free family swims at a local Everyone Active Leisure Centre (2 adults + up to 3 children) – 12 vouchers to be won
    • Free Holiday Activity Camp one day pass – 5 prizes to be won

    Thank you.

  • 16 Sep 2021
    Anti Bullying Newsletter

    Please see attached. Thank you.

  • 15 Sep 2021
    Parent diary dates

    Please find attached a list of important dates this term for your diary. Thank you

Attendance since September 2021

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Attendance percentage to be added at the bottom of the page

Week ending 17.09.2021

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


Our school target 2021-22 is 96.6%


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