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 Northamptonshire County Council Admissions.  For more information on school places and how to apply please visit:


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.


Admissions Timetables

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

The timetable for appeals for parents unsuccessful in obtaining a primary place at the school for September 2022 is as follows:

Following the National Offer Day on 19 April 2022, the deadline for lodging an on-time appeal is 18 May 2022 (5pm).

The Appeal Clerk will send notification of the Hearing (Date and Time) and the Statement of Case to the Appellants, week commencing 6 June 2022.

On time appeals will be heard by 8 July 2022.

Spring/Summer 2022 appeals will take place either on Zoom or in-person at the diocesan offices in Northampton and Peterborough.

Proposed appeal hearing dates are between 4-8 July 2022. 

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 on or 01604 887060  for further details.’

Admissions Documents