Ashbourne Hilltop
Primary and Nursery School

with ERS Provision

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Head Teachers Welcome


Welcome to Ashbourne Primary and Nursery School with ERS provision.


Our wonderful school is known for its inclusive ethos and caring approach. All children are supported with their individual needs and interests, encouraging them to flourish into the fantastic life-long learners that each of our young people have the potential to become.


It is an exciting time for us all at Ashbourne Hilltop. We have great plans for improvement across all areas of school life. The next stages in our Hilltop journey are underway and we cannot wait to share them with the Hilltop family as soon as possible.

I joined the school as Head Teacher in January 2021. One day after joining, all schools were asked to close to all but critical worker and vulnerable children and so even as I write this message there are children I am yet to meet! I cannot wait to speak with every one of you soon!


Personally I have years of experience in leadership of an outstanding Infant and Nursery school, many of these as Head Teacher, and I cannot wait to begin our journey of improvement together through this next chapter for Ashbourne Hilltop.

My vision for pupils is clear. I believe that every child who attends our school has their own brilliance and it is our responsibility and privilege to enable them to find and develop their talent.


At Ashbourne Hilltop the children sit at the heart of everything we do. By working together as a whole school community we will encourage and guide everyone to become life-long learners and achieve the very best for themselves and our fabulous community.


Mr Darren Hooley

Head Teacher