Admissions (children currently attending a Sefton School)
Pupils currently attending Sefton Schools will receive an information booklet about local schools directly from their primary schools during September. It gives details about how to apply online at www.sefton.gov.uk/admissions
If you do not have internet access, a paper application is available upon request.
If you reside in Sefton you can return this form to your child’s current primary school or direct to:
Sefton Admissions Team Schools Regulatory Services Town Hall
Bootle L20 7AE
If you reside in Sefton but your child attends a primary school in another authority please return this form direct to the above address.
All applications must be received by 31st October at the latest, parents are advised to complete and return their forms as quickly as possible.
Admissions (children currently attending a Liverpool School)
When using the above website, you must register to use this service with an email account. If you do not have an email account, you can sign up for one from either Microsoft or Google.
When completing your application, you must search for Hillside High School under section 4 titled School Preferences. You can search by post code or Local Authority. (See below)
If you have any trouble applying online, please contact the School office on 0151 525 2630 and we would be happy to assist you with your application.
All applications must be received by 31st October at the latest, parents are advised to complete their forms as quickly as possible.
After the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan where the school is named in the plan, and where there are more applications than places available, the admission criteria listed below will be applied, in the following order, to allocate places to the school.
1) Looked after children and all previously looked after children, including those children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted (or became subject to a child arrangements order, or special guardianship order). *
2) Sibling - Children who have either a brother or sister living in the same house who already attends the school as long as they will still be at the school in September 2023. (1) Sibling is defined in these arrangements as: Brothers and sisters including step-children, foster children and half-brothers and sisters, adopted brothers and sisters or children of the parent(s)/carer(s) partner, living in the same family unit at the same address, who attend the school in question, as long as they will be at the school in September 2023.
3) Contributory Primary Schools - Children who, at the start of the Spring Term 2023, are on the roll of either Bedford Primary School or Christ Church CE Primary School. (1)
4) Distance - Other requests that name the school as a preference. (i) Tie Breaker Clause
(i)If it is not possible to offer places for all applications within any criteria then priority will be given to those living closest to the school measured by the shortest walking distance from the child’s home. We will measure from the property’s address point, to the nearest school gate (using recognised routes known to the Local Authority at the time of measurement).
* A looked after child is a child who at the time of making an application to a school, is in the care of a local authority or is being provided with accommodation by a local authority in England in the exercise of their social services functions (see definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989). This includes children who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they became subject to a child arrangements order or special guardianship order. A child is regarded as having been in state care in a place outside of England if they were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation or any other provider of care whose sole purpose is to benefit society