Visiting the school
We welcome informal visits throughout the year. To arrange a visit, please telephone: 01732 352793 or email: email@example.com.
Our annual Open Events take place in the autumn each year. More details can be found on our Open Events page.
To find out more about how to apply to Hillview School for Girls, please refer to our full Admissions Policy and Procedures document below.
A supplementary form is not required unless applying for the Performing Arts Aptitude workshops.
National offer day is Wednesday 1 March 2017.
Admissions and Appeals latest update 2017
Offers of places for September 2017 were made on Wednesday 1 March through the Kent County Council process. It is important that parents seeking places for their children at Hillview recognise that this is only the first step in the process and that if they are not offered a place in this first round they should not give up.
Parents will receive a “Waiting List Request Form” with KCC’s letter of 1 March. They should ensure that they complete and return this to KCC by 16 March. There will be a second round of offers made by KCC from the Waiting List on 28 April. If you are still not allocated a place then your daughter’s name will remain on our Waiting List.
We will offer places in response to demand this year and we will make those offers from the Waiting List so make sure your daughter’s name is there.
We would also advise that you make an appeal when you are invited to do so. This could provide another route to a place at Hillview. The timetable and procedure for this is detailed below.
We will offer places as soon as we can but places can become available at any time in the succeeding months and even as late as July. Of course, if you really want a place at Hillview it is worth the wait but parents should be aware that this can be a stressful process. However, you can keep in regular contact with us and we are always happy to update you on your position.
If for any reason you did not make an application for Hillview, it is not too late. You can still apply for a place by completing a Secondary Common Application Form up until 16 March with KCC. Your daughter’s name will then be put on our Waiting List.
After 28th April 2017, parents who have already made a secondary school application and now wish to apply for an additional school can still apply by completing and sending a Post Reallocation Common Application Form (PRSCAF) to the school and KCC. Your daughter’s name will then be put on our Waiting List.
Admission into Year 7 – September 2017
|29 March 2017||Deadline for parents to lodge written appeals with the school|
|20 April 2017||Deadline for appellants to submit additional evidence for appeal|
|2 May 2017||By this date appellants will receive notification of date and time of appeal hearing|
|9 May 2017||By this date Appeals Panel will receive appeal papers and school’s case|
|Provisional 22 – 24 May 2017||Appeal Hearing Days|
|9 June 2017||By this date appellants will receive decision letters|
Admission into Year 12 – September 2017
|Offer conditional upon exam results||Appeal will be heard within 30 school days|
|Offer not conditional upon exam results||Appeal will be heard within 40 school days of appeal being lodged|
|Appeal will be heard within 30 school days of appeal being lodged|
Performing Arts places 2017 (Applications now closed as deadline has passed)
Hillview is a specialist school for the Performing Arts and 10% of places (20) will be allocated on the basis of aptitude in the Performing Arts disciplines of Dance, Drama or Music.
This Is assessed through tests carried out at the school, overseen by an independent assessor.
These places are not subject to the restrictions of the general oversubscription criteria listed in the admissions policy below, except in the case of children in local authority care. These places are very sought-after and we would request that parents do not apply for them if they are likely to gain a place according to the normal criteria (e.g. sibling or closeness to the school).
To view the area of admissions by distance for previous years please click on the links below.
Full details of our Admissions Policy for 2017-18 has now been determined by the Governing Body and can be found below. For personal advice on your particular situation please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of the Admissions Secretary or ring on 01732 352793 ext 173.
We are ideally placed for excellent transport links. Last year we were able to offer places to children who live up to approximately 8 miles from the school, including Sevenoaks and Ightham, Tunbridge Wells, Edenbridge and Kings Hill. However, our ‘catchment area’ varies each year, depending on the number of applications.
Some of the main bus links can be found by clicking the following map: Map-bus-routes.
Kent County Council Journey Planner is a useful tool for planning your journey to school. Further information can be found via the following links: