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Hillside First School


Hillside First School is a community school for pupils aged 4 – 9, maintained by Wimborne Academy Trust.

Children Starting School in September

Parents/carers of Reception age children starting school in September should apply for a place through Dorset Local Authority.  Click on the link below for further information.

The admission policy for this school is detailed below along with our catchment area map:

Hillside First School Admissions Policy 2020-2021

Hillside First School Admissions Policy 2021-2022

Catchment Area Map

Tours of the School

We are always delighted to show parents/carers around the school and answer any questions they might have. Please telephone the school on 01202 882737 to arrange a tour. In most cases the headteacher or deputy headteacher will accompany parents/carers on school tours.

For new pupils due to start school in September, tours are available during the Autumn Term at our Open Day.  Details of our Open Days will be advertised in the local area and also on our website nearer the time.

Children Joining Our School At Any Time Other than the Start of Reception Year

We welcome applications from parents/carers for their children to join our school at any time.  If the school place you are seeking for your child is required during the school year, you will still need to apply via the local authority

Parents/carers are asked to note the following information regarding School Admission Arrangements:

Hillside First School is a member of the Wimborne Academy Trust partnership of schools.  This is a vibrant and exciting family of schools, driven to provide high quality education and to fully support the local and wider community.

Useful Admissions Information

Click here to read the School Admissions Code 2014
Click here to read the School Admissions Appeals Code 2012