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)
Applications can be completed online by visiting the following site:
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 which names the school and where there are more applications than places available, the following admissions criteria will be applied in order to allocate places.
First Priority: A 'looked after child' or a child who was previously looked after and ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order). A child who appears to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be so as a result of being adopted.
Second Priority: Children who have 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 2021 (see note  below).
Third Priority: Contributory Primary Schools - Children who, at the start of the Spring Term 2021, are on the roll of: Bedford Primary School and Christ Church CE Primary School (see note  below).
Fourth Priority: Distance - Other requests that name the school as a preference (see note  below).
Tie Breaker Clause ( 1 ) 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).