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 September 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 2023. 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 1.9.2018 and 31.8.2019 and are due to start Primary School in September 2023, applications can be made via the Admissions website from the 12th September 2022. The closing date is the 15th January 2023. More information is available on how to apply and Admissions Guide for 2023-24 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.
This is for children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, who are currently in Year 2 and live in Cambridgeshire and attend the infant school, for transferring to Year 3 for September 2023.
Once your child has completed Key Stage 1 [Reception, Year 1 and Year 2] they do not automatically move to the onsite Junior School. Please note parents must apply for a junior place for their child's Key Stage 2 education using the online application process as above.
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:
[Information taken from ‘Cambridgeshire STEPS 2023-24]
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.
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.
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:
http://my.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/ 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.
https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council for details of your home Local Authority; if Cambridgeshire is not shown as your Local Authority you should not apply to Cambridgeshire County Council
www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/admissions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0345 0451370.
For all appeals contact the Local Authority: