Admissions Policy Consultation
In line with other schools and Kent County Council, Hillview School for Girls is consulting on a change to its Admissions Arrangements for September 2020 in the shape of an extra criterion that would extend the prioritization of Looked After Children.
We propose to ensure that children who were previously in care outside of England also receive the highest priority for admission to the school. We feel that it is right that these children should be on an equal footing as those children who are looked after and were previously looked after by a local authority in England.
We are also proposing to amend the wording for Admissions to the Hillview Sixth Form to determine the PAN for external students to 70 in Year 12 and amend the wording for the oversubscription criteria for the Hillview Sixth Form.
To view the Policy for 2020-21 please click here
If you would like to comment on the proposed amendments then please do so either by email to email@example.com or by post to The Chair of Governors, Hillview School for Girls, Brionne Gardens, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 2HE. Deadline for receipt of comments is Thursday 17 January 2019.
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.
Please note that a Supplementary Information Form is not required for admission to Hillview School for Girls.
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.
Performing Arts places 2019 – APPLICATIONS CLOSED 4 OCTOBER 2018
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: