Hills Grammar appreciates that every child and young person is different. Our aim is to identify, nurture and expand on each person’s passions, skills and capacity in order for them to graduate into the world as confident, accomplished and original.
The School has a comprehensive intake and is open to all students regardless of cultural, socio-economic and religious background. Hills Grammar has a non-selective (no entrance tests) admission policy where each application is considered on its merits. Priority is given to siblings of children already enrolled and to the children of former students. The School is proudly co-educational and aims to provide an equal number of places for boys and girls. All applicants are expected to demonstrate a willingness and ability to support the School’s mission and values and to apply themselves to academic study and participate fully in school life.
We believe that the safe and supportive environment of Hills Grammar has a lot to offer students. Through a combination of its challenging academic program and diverse co-curricular opportunities, students embark on a learning journey that will prepare them well for whatever future they may choose.
For further information please contact the Enrolments Office on 9654 2111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All enrolment procedures and practices comply with the state and federal anti-discrimination laws.
Applications for 2018 and beyond are welcomed. Receipt of your application will be acknowledged and formal interviews will commence from Term 1 of the year preceding enrolment. If you would like to secure your enrolment now for 2018, please contact the Enrolments Office on 9654 2111 or email email@example.com.
Applications can be made by filling the enrolment application form online or by downloading a printable form in PDF format:
Alternatively, you can contact the Enrolments Office on 9654 2111 and we will post you a prospectus and application form.
In assessing applications for enrolment, each prospective student’s educational needs are considered and where necessary further information is sought in consultation with parents and other relevant people. The student’s date of application, gender, sibling status, readiness for school, academic progress, and co-curricular involvement are all factors (as appropriate) that are taken into account during the assessment.
Application Policy and Procedure
- An application form must be lodged for each child.
- For domestic students, an application fee of $242 is payable for the first child and $193 is payable for each succeeding sibling.
- For international students, an application fee of $385 is payable
- Acceptance of the application by the School does not constitute admission of the student
- Your application will be acknowledged in writing after which you and your child/children will be invited to attend an enrolment interview.
- Prior to attending the interview, parents/carers will be asked to submit supporting documentation including references, school reports, results of public tests, immunisation papers, as well as information relating to any special needs.
- The interview covers the following;
- the student’s broad interests, achievements and general ambitions for the future
- the student’s academic performance and development to date
- our consideration of the students’ personal characteristics and readiness to participate in the academic programs of the Year Group for which they are applying
- our assessment of the student’s and family’s willingness to support the School’s values and its code of conduct.
- In some circumstances, an additional interview may be required in order to confirm personal details or to better understand identified learning needs
- Following the enrolment interview, a Letter of Offer for a place in the school will be issued subject to vacancies.
- To secure the place for your child you are to return the forms that accompany the Letter of Offer together with the non-refundable enrolment fee of $1750 by the due date.
- The Acceptance of Offer becomes a legally binding contract between yourself and the School.
While it is expected that there will be no change to the Fee Schedule during the course of an academic year, the School Council reserves the right to change the Fee Schedules in the event of exceptional circumstances.
If you would prefer a hard copy to be posted to you, please contact the Enrolments Office on 9654 2111.
As members of the Hills Grammar community, students are expected to take pride in the school uniform and wear it appropriately at all times. Uniform items can be purchased from the Uniform and Recycle shop located at the School.
Uniform and Recycle Shop Opening Hours
Opening hours during school term are:
Monday 8:00am – 1:00pm
Wednesday 12:00pm – 5:00pm (during Term 3 there will be no trading on Wednesdays)
Thursday 12:00pm – 5:00pm
1st Saturday of the Month 9:30am – 12.30pm
The uniform shops are also open on certain days during school holidays. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to make an appointment.
Hills Grammar is located at 43 Kenthurst Road, Kenthurst. Kenthurst is a rural suburb in north-west Sydney. Only 40 minutes drive from the centre of Sydney, and 15 minutes from the nearest railway station, the School enjoys the best of both worlds; the idyllic environment of 16.2ha of bush and landscaped grounds with access to the cultural offerings of an international city.
The School is serviced by two bus companies, Hillsbus and Busways. You can view all services to Hills Grammar by visiting their websites;
Visit the Hillsbus website and scroll down to “The Hills Grammar School to view Hillsbus bus routes and timetables between Hills Grammar and Parramatta, Knightsbridge, Annangrove, Winston Hills, Castle Hill, Glenhaven, Kellyville, Beaumont Hills, Rouse Hill, Kenthurst, Glenorie, Galston, Berowra, Carlingford, Pennant Hills, West Pennant Hills, Beecroft and Eastwood.
Busways operates all services formerly operated by Westbus and Hawkesbury Valley Buses in the Penrith/St Marys/Richmond/ Windsor areas, as well as continuing to operate existing services in the Blacktown/Mt Druitt areas. For Busways services to Hills Grammar, please visit their website.
Dedicated Hills Grammar Bus Services
We also have dedicated Hills Grammar buses serving:
Bella Vista Route and Timetable
The Ponds – Stanhope Gardens, The Ponds and Kellyville Ridge Route and Timetable
Glenwood Route and Timetable
The Hornsby Area – Mt Colah, Asquith, Hornsby Heights, Wahroonga, Hornsby, Normanhurst, Westleigh and Thornleigh Route and Timetable
Epping, Carlingford, Cheltenham and Beecroft Route and Timetable
These bus services are booked through the school’s administration each term. Registered students are issued with a tap-on/tap-off card and the cost of $4.40 per trip including GST will be charged to the family account at the end of each month based on the student’s usage. Summary of all Routes
Please contact the Enrolments Office on 9654 2111 or email@example.com for more information.
Below are some of the Frequently Asked Questions regarding the application and enrolment process at Hills Grammar.
Can I visit the school to see it ‘in action’?
Tours with the Principal are held each month – please view dates and make a booking. If you can’t attend a tour, you can make an appointment with the Enrolments Office to visit the school during school hours. We also hold an Open Day in March or April each year, on a regular school day. In 2017 Open Day will be on 31 March.
How long in advance do I need to apply?
We suggest you apply two to three years ahead, although some parents register their children many years prior to enrolment. Casual vacancies exist throughout the School, so contact us to enquire about your application.
Are there any entrance tests?
Unless sitting for a Scholarship Examination, students do not need to sit an entrance test.
Do I need to pay the $1750 deposit for every child enrolled at Hills Grammar?
Yes, the $1750 is payable for each child. Entry to ECEC is also $1750 for all new applications.
Can my child change schools now and come to Hills Grammar straight away?
We will accept applications for immediate start if places are available. Please contact the Enrolments Office as soon as possible to discuss availability.
Does my child need to attend an interview?
Yes, each child enrolling in the school needs to attend an enrolment interview with the Enrolments Manager, accompanied by at least one parent or guardian.
Will there be an orientation day before my child starts at Hills Grammar?
All children commencing at the beginning of the school year will be involved in orientation programs. This will vary for children entering at different times of the year.
Does Hills Grammar accept exchange students?
Short-term exchanges will be considered for a maximum of six weeks at the discretion of the Principal. Exchanges for a longer period will require the student to be involved in an international exchange program and an external provider will need to make a request to the Principal.
Does Hills Grammar offer sibling discounts?
Yes, sibling discounts apply when three or more siblings are enrolled at the same time.
All sibling discounts, scholarships and bursaries will be calculated as a percentage of the annual tuition fees.
The 3rd sibling will receive a 20% reduction in annual tuition fees. The 4th (and subsequent) sibling will receive a 30% reduction in annual tuition fees.