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Admission Arrangements

For details of our admission arrangements, including any arrangements for selection, oversubscription criteria and an explanation of the process of applying for a school place please see our Admissions Policy in the sidebar of this page.

Admissions and allocation of school places at Hayfield Cross are handled by North Northamptonshire Council Admissions.  For more information on school places and how to apply please visit the link below:

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Admissions Timetables

Hayfield Cross Church of England School as a Voluntary Aided School uses the Diocesan Appeals Service for admissions appeals. 

Following the National Offer Day on Tuesday 16 April 2024, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is Monday 20 May 2024 (9.00am) and the deadline for submitting additional evidence is Monday 24 June 2024 (9.00am).

The Appeal Clerk will send notification of the Hearing (Date and Time) to the Appellants, week commencing 17 June 2024 and proposed appeal hearing dates are between 8-12 July 2024.   

Spring/Summer 2024 appeals will take place on Zoom.

Decision letters will be sent within 5 working days of the appeal hearing, subject to any unforeseen circumstances.

Please contact Alex Benoy, the Diocese of Peterborough Education Team Executive Administrator by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01604 887060 for further details or simply visit


September 2025 Admissions

Our Admissions Policy for the academic year 2025/26 is currently under consultation. From 14 November, parents will be able to visit the following link: Consultation on school admission arrangements for September 2025 intakes - North Northamptonshire Council - Citizen Space where you can find out further details, including how to comment on our, or any of the other, proposed admission arrangements.

During the consultation period, any objections/comments received about our proposed chnages will be forwarded to the Admissions Committee of our Full Governing Body.  The consultation is due to end on Sunday 31 December 2023.


Protocol for In-Year Admissions (children joining the school not in the Reception intake)

Unless you are moving house and relocating we strongly urge parents to consider carefully any decision to move their child, especially during the academic year.  Parents who wish to apply for a place at Hayfield Cross to transfer from another school (except if moving from out of the area) should first read the guidance on the NCC website regarding in year transfers.  In the first instance it is very important that parents address any issues or concerns with the school their child attends and work with the school in order to try to resolve them. 

Enquiries for places must be made directly through admissions who will be able to give guidance on availability and the application process.  When a place at Hayfield Cross Church of England School has been allocated parents are invited to contact the school to arrange a visit to look round the school before making their decision to accept the place.  Unfortunately, we are not able to offer tours of our school until a place has been allocated because of the number of enquiries that we receive.

When an in year place has been allocated, and accepted, the child will start school on the first day of the next new term following the next school holiday (in accordance with section 433 of the 1996 Education Act).

This process does not apply to new Reception Intake children where there will be organised opportunities to visit the school prior to completing their school place applications in January.  It also does not apply for Looked After Children, those moving from out of the local area (without a school place) and those moving into Hanwood Park in line with our agreed admissions criteria.