Hillview School for Girls
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Secondary
Post 16
PUPILS
1379
AGES
11 - 18
GENDER
Girls
TYPE
Academy converter
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING

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This pupil heat map shows where pupils currently attending the school live.
The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2021, ONS
03000 41 21 21

This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

This information is provided as a guide only. The criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

3 steps to help parents gather catchment information for a school:

  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(27/3/18)
Full Report - All Reports
62%
NATIONAL AVG. 60%
5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
38%
NATIONAL AVG. 43%
GCSE Grade 5 (strong pass) or above in both English and maths
1%
NATIONAL AVG. 14%
3 A levels at AAB or higher inc. two facilitating subjects
47.1
Attainment 8 score
Results in 8 core subjects
NATIONAL AVERAGE 46.7
+0.2
Progress 8 score
SATs to GCSE
NATIONAL AVERAGE -0.03
DATA
GUIDE

Secondary Data
Explained for parents
32.5
A level average point score
NATIONAL AVERAGE 34.3
C
+
Average A level result
NATIONAL AVERAGE C+
+0.1
A level progress score
GCSE to A level
NATIONAL AVERAGE -0.02
92%
NATIONAL AVG. 87%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

18.8:1
NATIONAL AVG. 16.6:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
13.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 13.7%
Persistent Absence
3.6%
NATIONAL AVG. 17.2%
Pupils first language
not English
11.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
8.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 11.5%
Pupils with SEN support

Progress Compared With All Other Schools

+ 0.2 GCSE Progress Score Well Below Average (About 12% of schools in England) Below Average (About 20% of schools in England) Average (About 37% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 14% of schools in England) + 0.1 A level Progress Score Well Below Average (About 5% of schools in England) Below Average (About 25% of schools in England) Average (About 48% of schools in England) Above Average (About 17% of schools in England) Well Above Average (About 5% of schools in England)

School Results Over Time

2017 2018 2019 63% 61% 62%

% of pupils who achieved 5+ GCSEs grade 9-4
2017 2018 2019 43% 33% 38%

% of pupils who achieved GCSE grade 5 or above in both English and maths

These results over time show historic performance for key exam results. We show pre-pandemic results as the fairest indicator of whether performance is up, down or stable


Brionne Gardens
Tonbridge
TN9 2HE
01732 352793

School Description

Hillview School for Girls is a very large 11 to 18 girls’ secondary modern with a mixed sixth form. Approximately half of the students in the sixth form are from other schools. The school converted to an academy in August 2011. At the time of the inspection, the school was being led by the acting headteacher who has taken responsibility for the running of the school in the absence of the substantive headteacher who is currently recovering from major surgery. The school has a specialism in performing arts, selecting 10% of students based on their aptitude in dance, drama or music. The majority of students are White British with small numbers of other White, Asian, Caribbean and African students. The proportion of students from minority ethnic groups and those who speak English as an additional language is below the national average. The proportion of students supported by school action is in line with the national average. The proportion of students supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below the national average. The proportion of students known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which is additional government funding for students known to be eligible for free school meals, looked after children and children from service families, is below the national average. The number of students eligible for the Year 7 catch-up premium is small. A very small number of students are educated off site at Grow2Grow, Hadlow College, West Kent Health Needs, West Kent Student Support Centre and the Tonbridge Lighthouse Project for students who are at risk of permanent exclusion or non attendance. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress at the end of Key Stage 4.

Hillview School for Girls Parent Reviews



Average Parent Rating


“Hillview school. Five star.”


Both of our daughters attended Hillview, a school which we think is outstanding. They were both quite shy and quiet when they joined from primary school, but left quietly confident young ladies, due in the main to them taking part in the performing arts. Drama has given them confidence and self esteem along with other skills such as team work, leadership, organisational skills and discipline. They gathered skills not just needed in the world of business, but life skills as well. This gave our daughters the confidence to achieve in other subjects as well. There is a great choice of extra curricula activities and the teachers we have met over the years are full of enthusiasm and inspiration. All in all we can't fault the school for the effort it has put into our daughters education and would strongly recommend it to anyone thinking of sending their children there. Martin and Angela Brindley
88% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 54% Agree 38% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>54, "agree"=>38, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 199 responses up to 17-01-2019
Strongly Agree 57% Agree 36% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 2% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>57, "agree"=>36, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>2, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 199 responses up to 17-01-2019
Strongly Agree 35% Agree 54% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>35, "agree"=>54, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 199 responses up to 17-01-2019
Strongly Agree 48% Agree 42% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 1% {"strongly_agree"=>48, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>1} Figures based on 199 responses up to 17-01-2019
Strongly Agree 26% Agree 59% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 3% {"strongly_agree"=>26, "agree"=>59, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>3} Figures based on 199 responses up to 17-01-2019
Strongly Agree 26% Agree 56% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 3% Don't Know 6% {"strongly_agree"=>26, "agree"=>56, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>3, "dont_know"=>6} Figures based on 199 responses up to 17-01-2019
Strongly Agree 28% Agree 51% Disagree 14% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 4% {"strongly_agree"=>28, "agree"=>51, "disagree"=>14, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 199 responses up to 17-01-2019
Strongly Agree 24% Agree 37% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 7% Don't Know 28% {"strongly_agree"=>24, "agree"=>37, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>7, "dont_know"=>28} Figures based on 199 responses up to 17-01-2019
Strongly Agree 42% Agree 42% Disagree 6% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 6% {"strongly_agree"=>42, "agree"=>42, "disagree"=>6, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>6} Figures based on 199 responses up to 17-01-2019
Strongly Agree 36% Agree 40% Disagree 10% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 11% {"strongly_agree"=>36, "agree"=>40, "disagree"=>10, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>11} Figures based on 199 responses up to 17-01-2019
Strongly Agree 41% Agree 50% Disagree 8% Strongly Disagree 1% Don't Know 2% {"strongly_agree"=>41, "agree"=>50, "disagree"=>8, "strongly_disagree"=>1, "dont_know"=>2} Figures based on 199 responses up to 17-01-2019
Yes 88% No 12% {"yes"=>88, "no"=>12} Figures based on 199 responses up to 17-01-2019

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News, Photos and Open Days from Hillview School for Girls

Last update: 02 May 2019
OPEN EVENTS

Students from Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks and surrounding area are eligible to apply.

We welcome informal visits throughout the year. If you would like to visit us for a tour of the school, please contact us via the main school Reception to book a tour of the school. Please  telephone: 01732 352793 or email: [email protected]

Open Events 2016

Main School Open Evening
Thursday 29 September 2016
5.30 – 8.30pm
Headteacher talks at 6.00, 6.45 and 7.30pm

Informal tours can be arranged for parents by emailing our Reception: [email protected]

*No on-site parking. A free shuttle bus is available from Sainsbury’s supermarket, Tonbridge.

Open Morning
Saturday 1 October 2016
10.00am – 12.00pm
Headteacher talks at 10.15 and 11.00am

Open Mornings
Tuesday 4 October 2016
Wednesday 5 October 2016
Tours from 9.15 – 11.15am
Regrettably, no on-site parking

 

 

WHY CHOOSE HILLVIEW SCHOOL FOR GIRLS?

 

Six Great Reasons to Choose Hillview School for Girls

  • Girls' School with history of academic excellence
  • Performing and Creative Arts Specialisms
  • Consistently high results andf exceptional progress
  • Rich, varied curriculum fosters a love of learning
  • Calm, caring atmosphere with excellent behaviour
  • Outstanding extra-curricular provision
     

Visit our website to explore further: www.hillview.kent.sch.uk

ANNIE - SCHOOL MUSICAL - 9TH TO 11TH JULY 2015

Annie Poster

 

 

Annie - The Musical
 

at the E.M. Forster Theatre

Thursday 9 July

Friday 10 July

Saturday 11 July

7.00pm

Tickets £10 from our Box Office

See www.hillview.kent.sch.uk for details