Pupil Admission Number 2021 and 2022

Please note that in accordance with section 88E of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998, the proposed change to the admission arrangements determined by The Governing Body of St. Hild's Church of England Voluntary Aided School was approved by the Office of the Schools Adjudicator in November 2020.

The published admission number (PAN) for September 2021 is 155 pupils.

The PAN for 2022 is also 155 pupils.



The changes to the Pupil Admissions Number will enable the School to effectively plan and resource pupil groupings, so that the needs of all pupils are met to the highest possible standard.

We are proud of the small and nurturing size of St. Hild’s Church of England School, and we look forward to welcoming new pupils into our School Community.

Year 6 Transition 2020

Starting Year 7

Watch our Virtual Year 6 Open Evening Videos.

Welcome Video

School Day Snapshot

St. Hild's is a small and nurturing school

Our Year 6 Prospectus 2020-21 can also be viewed via the link below.  To view interactively please download and view in full screen (Ctrl + L) in Abobe Reader.

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

You can do this online: https://www.hartlepool.gov.uk/info/20014/schools_and_learning/652/apply_for_a_secondary_school_place

Applications should be made on the Local Authority Common Application Form, and returned to the Local Authority by 31st October 2021.

The admission number for St. Hild’s from September 2021 is 155.

If the number of applications exceeds the number of places available, we have a formal detailed policy regarding the priorities which will be applied. Full details are in our current 
Admissions Policy. See also our current Admissions Appeal Timetable.

Year 6 Prospectus
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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.

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Joining at other times

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.

Please see our Admissions Policy for the formal, detailed priorities which will be applied.

The Admission criteria for September 2021 and September 2022 are set out in the Admission policies available via the following links:

Admissions Policy 2021                   Admissions Policy 2022

In Year School Admissions (Transfers)

Hartlepool 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 (eg Reception - starting primary school or Year 7 - moving from primary to secondary school).

Should you wish to apply to transfer to our school, please complete and return a form which can be found by clicking on the following link :

We welcome enquiries for Admissions 2021

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.

Enquiries form

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Year 6 Transition

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 Transiton 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.


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Transition Information

An Information booklet is also produced each year as a guide for Parents and Carers. Links to the current Transition booklets; letters to Parents and a few Transition information videos can be found below:

Transition Information Booklet 2019-20  

My New School Booklet 2020-21 

Parent Transition Letter 2020

Pupil Transition Letter 2020         

Video Links  

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