Admission Arrangements

NEAT Academy Trust is the admissions authority for St. Hild’s Church of England School.
A full copy of our admissions arrangements can be found in our Admissions Policy in the policies section of our website.

There is a right for people to raise objections to the admissions policy agreed by the 28th of February each year with the Schools Adjudicator. Objections to the admissions arrangements for 2025-26 must be made by 15th May 2024.

Year 6 Transition 2022

St. Hild’s is a small and nurturing school

Our Year 6 Prospectus 2022-23 can also be viewed via the link below.

Starting Year 7

If you wish your child to attend St. Hild’s from the start of Year 7, you must complete an application form from Hartlepool Borough Council.

Parents are advised to check the council’s website for deadline dates for Year 7 applications.

You can do this online: Apply for a secondary school place

The admission number for St. Hild’s Church of England School is 155. Please see our Admissions Policy for the admissions criteria which will be applied.

You have the right of appeal if you are refused a place. Further information, including the admission appeals timetable is available from the Hartlepool Borough Council website.

Settling in Quickly

In close co-operation with our partner Primary Schools, we work very hard at ensuring that every child can make a smooth transition to Secondary School life at St. Hild’s.

Contact starts as early as Year 5, and continues through Year 6 with regular visits by our teaching staff, plus at least two complete days spent at St. Hild’s.

Our aim is that, when the children join us at the start of Year 7, they will already feel ‘part of the family’.

In addition to the Primary Schools in our immediate locality, we have a close relationship with all four of the Church of England Primary Schools in the town and an increasing number of other schools.

Moving from Year 6 into Year 7

We go to great lengths to ensure that every child can make a smooth transition from primary to secondary education – our aim is that they will begin to feel ‘at home’ at St. Hild’s even before the official start of Year 7 in September.

We hold open evenings for Year 5 and 6 pupils each September; a Year 6 Transition Evening in June and a two week Transition Event for Year 6 pupils in July. These events are only part of our year long timetable of contact and transition work with our upcoming new Year 7 pupils.

Transition Information

An Information booklet is also produced each year as a guide for Parents and Carers. The current Transition booklet can be viewed below.

In Year School Admissions (Transfers)

Hartlepool Borough Council Admissions Team co-ordinate in year admissions for all primary and secondary schools within the town. An in year admission is when a parent wishes to apply for a place at a school that is not during normal rounds of entry. (e.g. Reception – starting primary school or Year 7 – moving from primary to secondary school).

We pride ourselves on being able to make newcomers quickly feel welcome. Visitors to school frequently comment on experiencing a real ‘community feeling’ and it is this quality which allows new students to settle in very quickly.

Should you wish to apply to transfer to our school, you can do this online: In Year School Admissions

Please see our Admissions Policy for the admissions criteria which will be applied.

We welcome enquiries for Admissions

If you have any questions please complete the linked form below.

This will be emailed direct to our Admissions Enquiries email address, and will be picked up by our Administration Department.