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 141 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 links to :

Infant, Primary and Junior School Information Booklet 2017-2018 

Primary Common Application Form

Primary Guidance Booklet 2017-2018

Summer Born Information Sheet

School admission protocols

Admission Arrangements 2017-2018

Key Dates

Tuesday 18th April 2017 - Allocation Day

Tuesday 2nd May 2017 - Closing date to return reply form accepting the school place allocated or requesting to go on waiting list.

Tuesday 16th May 2017 - Letters sent out advising outcome of waiting list requests.

Friday 26th May 2017 - Closing date for return of reply forms.

June to July 2017 - Appeals.

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