School Admissions Guidance 

Starting School

Starting school is a big time in any child’s life. It is important to have a look around at the options available to you in order to find a school which suits both your child and you. We are more than happy for you to come and visit us to find out about Cam Woodfield Infant School and to get a ‘feel’ for what we are all about. Please ring the school office on 01453 543535 to arrange an appointment.


Any child who wishes to become a pupil of our school during the academic year will be offered a place on request to the school, provided spaces are available. Class sizes are kept to a maximum of 30 in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. Our PAN (Pupil Admittance Number) is 60. We currently have 127 children in the school (Jan 2017)

We hope to make that first step into formal education as pleasant and relaxed as we possibly can for your child.

Children are admitted to the school during the academic year in which they reach the age of 5 and leave at the end of the year in which they are 7.

Once your child has been offered a place for September, we will inform you about:

a) pre-school fun sessions so that your child can become familiar with the school

b) an initial meeting for all parents with the Head Teacher and Reception class teachers.

c) an individual meeting for the parent and child with the Class Teacher.

d) a series of visits for children to meet their new class teacher and a few of their future classmates during the Summer Term.

We have close links with the Pre-school and these children have opportunities to be part of the school community.

The school follows the admission arrangements as set down by the Local Authority.

Please look at the link to

Applying for a school place




Key dates

From November 2018

Letters sent out explaining how to apply for a school place. If you are a Gloucestershire resident and you still have not received a letter by December 2018 please contact coordinated admissions

From 5 November 2018 to 15 January 2019

Online application facility open

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Closing date for all applications

Tuesday 16 April 2019

Allocation Day

Monday 29 April 2019

Closing date to return reply form accepting the School/Academy place or requesting to be put on waiting list/s

After Wednesday 15 May 2019

Letters sent out advising outcome of waiting list requests

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Closing date for return of reply forms

June 2019 to July 2019