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Hartford Infant School is an Academy of The Cam Academy Trust. The Trust and the local governing board agree to accept the Admission Policy guidelines produced by Cambridgeshire County Council.

Children are admitted to school at the beginning of the school year (September - August) in which they are 5. The online application process opens in November and closes in January. Parents are advised if they have been successful in securing a place in April.

Although the Pre School is part of the Cam Academy Trust, there is no automatic entry to the Reception year of the Infant School. Parents must apply and register for the Infant School separately in accordance with the School’s Admissions Policy. Children attending Hartford Infant and Pre School do not have higher priority in the Infant School Admissions Policy. It is not a requirement to have attended the Pre School in order to be able to apply for a place at Hartford Infant School.

We hope that Hartford Infant School is your first choice and would love to welcome your child into our Reception class in September 2022. If you would like a tour of the school* to see our classrooms and facilities and to meet some of the staff, please contact the school. we will do our best to facilitate a convenient time.

* subject to Local Authority advice regarding Covid-19.

Primary Applications for September 2022

If your child/ren was born between 1.9.2017 and 31.8.2018 and are due to start Primary School in September 2022, applications can be made via the Admissions website from the 10th September 2021.  The closing date is the 15th January 2022. More information is available on how to apply and Admissions Guide for 2022-23 guide is on their website.

Accelerated and Deferred Admissions

Parents will need to put requests for accelerated or deferred admission in writing to the Local Authority.

For more information please click here to go to the relevant page on the county council website.

Cambridgeshire Local Authority Admission Criteria

Children who have an Educational Health Care Plan [EHCP] that names the school will be admitted.

Information for new starters can be found in First Steps booklet which can be accessed here.

Thereafter priority is as follows:

  1. Children in Care, also known as Looked After Children [LAC], and children who were looked after but ceased to be so by reason of adoption, a resident order or special guardianship order;

  2. Children living in the catchment area with a sibling at the school [or a partner junior school] at the time of admission;

  3. Children living in the catchment area;

  4. Children living outside the catchment area who have a sibling at the school (or a partner junior school) at the time of admission;

  5. Children living outside the catchment area who have been unable to gain a place at their catchment area school because of oversubscription;

  6. Children who live outside the catchment area, but nearest the school as measured by a straight line; in cases of equal merit in each set of criteria, priority will go to children living nearest the school as measured by a straight line.

[Information taken from ‘Determined Admission Arrangements for 2019-20’ CCC]

For more information please click here to be directed to the Cambridgeshire County Council Admission Arrangements.

That being said, if you are looking to send your child to our school you can ‘express an interest’ using the linked form and we will contact you as soon as the admission window for the appropriate academic year has opened. 

PAN for Hartford Infant School (Pupil Admission Number)

The PAN which has been determined for Hartford Infant School is 60. This is the number of pupils which can be accepted for each year group unless Cambridgeshire Admissions determine otherwise, usually following an appeal.

Catchment Area

The geographical area served by a school is its catchment area. In Cambridgeshire, your home address will usually be in the catchment area of one primary school and one secondary school.

You can enter your postcode to determine if we are your catchment school using the following link: for details of your catchment school; if your address is not listed you are not a Cambridgeshire resident and should apply to your home Local Authority. for details of your home Local Authority; if Cambridgeshire is not shown as your Local Authority you should not apply to Cambridgeshire County Council

Admissions Contacts, email or phone 0345 0451370.


For all appeals contact the Local Authority:

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