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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.

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.

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