Visiting the school
We welcome informal visits throughout the year. To arrange a visit, please telephone: 01732 352793 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
In Year Admissions
Applications for In Year Casual Admissions to Years 7 to 11 should be made on the form available to download from Kent County Council website via this link.
Application forms should be sent directly to the Admissions Officer at Hillview School for Girls.
In the event places are not available, applicants will be placed on a waiting list held by the school and ordered according to the over-subscription criteria.
Admission and Appeals 2018
Offers of places for September 2018 were made on Thursday 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 25th 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 25th April 2018, 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.
If you child is due to start Secondary School in 2018 you can appeal if you were refused a place at one of your preferred schools.
You can appeal between 1 March and 29 March 2018 to guarantee your appeal will be heard by 15 June 2018.
If the school application was made in the normal round of applications appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline.
If it was a late application, appeals should be heard within 40 schools days of the deadline where possible, or within 30 schools days of making the appeal.
For further information on the appeals process, please visit the KCC website by clicking here.
|Admission into Year 7 – September 2018|
|29 March 2018||Deadline for parents to lodge written appeals with the school|
|18 May 2018||By this date appellants will receive notification of date and time of appeal hearing|
|25 May 2018||By this date Appeals Panel will receive appeal papers and school’s case|
|Provisional 4 – 8 June 2018||Appeal Hearing Days|
|18 June 2018||By this date appellants will receive decision letters|
|Admission into Year 12 – September 2018|
|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 2019
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. To apply please view our application form by clicking here.
These places are not subject to the restrictions of the general over-subscription 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).
Full details of our Admission Policy 2019-20 has now been determined by the Governing Body and can be found below. For personal advice on your particular situation please email email@example.com for the attention of the Admissions Secretary or ring on 01732 352793 ext 173.
To view the area of admissions by distance for previous years please click on the links below.
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: