Admission Arrangements

We welcome new children and families to our community and we would be proud to show you round our happy school. Please contact our office on: 0151 928 7012 to make an appointment.
Hatton Hill Primary School follows Sefton’s Admission Criteria. Whether your child is starting in Reception or moving schools, details can be found by following the link below or contacting Sefton’s Admissions team on: 0151 934 3590.

Sefton School Admissions
We have also provided a summary and direct links to documents below:

2017 Admissions Criteria for Hatton Hill Primary


After the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care Plan where the school is named in the plan, and where there are more applications than places available, Sefton Local Authority will apply the Admissions criteria listed below in the following order to allocate places:

1: A 'looked after child' or a child who was previously looked after and ceased to be so because they were adopted, (or became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order).

2: Sibling - Children who have a brother or sister living in the same house who already attends the primary school of their choice, provided they will still be in attendance at the school in September 2017.  Sibling is defined in these arrangements as step-children, foster children and half-brothers and sisters, adopted brothers and sisters or children of the parent/carer’s partner, living in the same family unit at the same address, who attend the school in question, as long as they will be at the school in September 2016. (¹)

3: Distance - Children in order of proximity of their home to school, measured as per the tie breaker clause shown below. (¹)

Tie Breaker Clause (¹) If it is not possible to offer places for all applications within any criteria then priority will be given to those living closest to the school measured by the shortest walking distance from the child’s home.  We will measure from the property’s address point, to the nearest school gate (using recognised routes known to the Local Authority at the time of measurement).

Twins/Multiple Births
Where there are twins and children from multiple births, and where one of the siblings has been allocated the last remaining place at a school, the other sibling(s) will be admitted.

Starting Primary or Secondary School in 2017/18 – A Guide for Parents

Please be aware that the number of places allocated in each criterion can change from year to year.

In-Year Admissions:

Guidance Notes for parents/carers for children moving in to Sefton or moving house to another area within Sefton.

In Year School Admissions: A Guide for Parents
In Year School Admissions Application Form

In-Year Transfers:

Guidance Notes for parents/carers who want to transfer their child from one school to a Sefton School where the transfer is requested for other reasons than a house move.
In Year Transfers: A Guide for Parents
In Year Transfers: Application Form

Direct link to guidance:
If you decide that you would like to enrol your child in our school, please follow the links above to access admissions guidance for parents or contact Sefton’s Admissions team on:0151 934 3590.

Nursery Education

Hatton Hill Primary School has private childcare facilities and a school nursery.

Hatton Hill School Nursery Admission

Nursery Admission Policy and Procedures

Hatton Hill Childcare

Please contact Manager, Lauren Anderson, on 0151 928 1255

Further information about Sefton’s Nursery Education can be found in the following document and is also summarised below:

Free Early Years and Childcare for Children 2-4 Years
Three and four year olds

All 3 and 4 year olds are entitled to a free part time nursery education place, if their parents/carers wish to accept one. It consists of 15 hours per week and can be taken from the term after the child’s third birthday. For 3 and 4 year olds, parents can choose from a free place in a Local Authority maintained school or in a private, voluntary or independent setting such as playgroup or day nursery, who must be registered with Ofsted. Childminders rated good or outstanding by Ofsted can also offer funded places. Further details can be found via the Sefton Council website:

Funded two year olds

Further details can be found via the Sefton Council website:
Since April 2014 40% of two year olds are also entitled to 15 hours free entitlement. Similar to 3 and 4 year olds, this consists of up to 15 hours per week and can be taken from the term after the child’s second birthday.

You can claim a free two year old place for your child if you receive one or more of the following:
· Income Support
· Income-based Job Seekers Allowance
· Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
· Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
· Guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
· Child Tax Credit and annual gross earnings of less than £16,190
· Working Tax Credit and annual gross earnings of less than £16,190
· Working Tax Credit 4 week run on (the payment you receive when you stop qualifying for Working
Tax Credit)

Children are also eligible if they:
· are a ‘Looked After’ child
· are a child of a Care Leaver (under the age of 25 years)
· have an Education, Health and Care Plan
· attract Disability Living Allowance
To apply for a two year old place:
· Speak to a member of staff in your local Children’s Centre
· Speak with your Health Visitor or Social Worker
· Visit
· Contact the School Readiness Team on 0151 933 6021

To access provision for 2 year olds parents can choose a free place in a private, voluntary or independent setting such as playgroup or day nursery, with a childminder, or a small number of schools and nursery schools also now admit two year olds. It is important to note that all providers should be rated at least good or outstanding by Ofsted.