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Admissions & Leavers

Applying for a Place

Admission to Year 7 (September of next Academic Year)

The application process for admissions into Year 7 is co-ordinated by Cambridgeshire Local Authority (LA), which acts on behalf of the governing body to offer places at the School. Parents should apply online at or submit a Cambridgeshire Application Form, available from their child’s primary school or from the LA Admissions Team, no later than the national closing date on 31st October. The LA will issue offer letters on the National Offer Date (1st March or first working day after). The Admissions Team will handle late applications (those submitted after the national closing date).

LA Admissions Team contact: 

Telephone: 0345 045 1370



Mid-Year Applications (ie All Applications Other than Those Above for Admission to Year 7)

From today (Wednesday, 18th March 2020) Hinchingbrooke School will no longer be able to accept in-year applications. 

This is due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus and how priority will need to be given to Primary and Secondary allocations for September 2020.

Exceptional circumstances will be considered for families who have moved into the county of Cambridgeshire and a child is without a school place. These families will be asked to contact the admission team via the link publicised on the website providing full details.

Paper application forms will not be available.

We will continue to seek advice from the DfE and communicate any changes relating to the current arrangements.

Please be aware that the school is currently full in Year Groups; 7, 8, 10 and 11

[Correct as at 16th March 2020]

You can now apply directly to the school for an ‘in year’ place for your child/children. An in-year application form can be downloaded from the links below. Please return your completed application form/required documents to the address quoted on the form. For general information regarding In Year Applications, please visit

For the academic year 2019-2020, Hinchingbrooke School operates with a Published Admission Number (PAN) of 300 in each Year Group 7 to 11.

Waiting Lists

Where the number of students exceeds the Published Admission Number in any year group, an in-year waiting list will be maintained. If you are on the list, the school will notify you when a place becomes available. See the school’s Admissions Policy, below, for more information on how waiting lists are administered.

Please note that for in-year applications a child's details will be held on a reserve list for two terms, including the term of application. After this time the school Admissions Team should be contacted if applicants wish their child(ren) to remain on the reserve list. Names held on the reserve list will not be carried over to a new school year.

The Admission Team can be contacted at


Information regarding the process to appeal a decision to refuse a place at Hinchingbrooke School can be found in the School’s Admissions Policy; see below.

Catchment Area

Details of the schools catchment area can be viewed by clicking on the link (grey panel on the right hand side) titled "Map of School Catchment Area". Clicking on the link will take you to the 'My Cambridgeshire' website where you can enter your address details to determine the school catchment.


If you are thinking of removing your child(ren) from the school roll please contact the relevant school office to request a "Parental Request to Remove Child(ren) from the School Roll' form.

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