Apply for a place

We are delighted that you are considering applying for a place at Hilltop. Here is all the information you’ll need to find out more and apply.

Looking around

If you would like to visit us in-person, please get in touch — we would love to show you around and answer your questions.

We also have this virtual tour of the school site you can take a look at (please note, this was made during tighter Covid-19 restrictions in 2020 so some of the playground equipment is fenced off.)

Ready to apply for a school place?

If you are ready to apply for a place in reception, that’s great — please do so through Derbyshire County Council’s website.

Ready to apply for a nursery place?

If you are interested in applying for a nursery place, this can be done as early as you like by completing our online enquiry form on the link below:

Enquiry Form

Please note however that unfortunately children can only start at the nursery the term after their 3rd birthday.

Our full Admissions Policy is outlined in the PDF file below.

Appealing an admissions decision

If your child isn’t given a place at our school, you have the legal right to an independent appeal panel in line with the Department for Education’s School Admissions Appeal Code.

We understand how important decisions about your child’s education and schooling are to you, and we appreciate that making an appeal can be a worrying time for any parent.

Whilst you have a right to appeal against admission decisions, we should make it clear that engaging this process does not automatically give your child the right to a place at Hilltop and unfortunately, there is no guarantee that your appeal will be successful. That’s why you should also secure a place at an alternative school in case your appeal is unsuccessful. Accepting a place at another school does not affect your right to pursue your appeal concerning Hilltop.

If you would like to lodge an appeal, you can do so through Derbyshire County Council’s appeals website.