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Applications for Admission to HCFS

If you are interested in joining our Free School do contact the School by email: to make an expression of interest and arrange a visit.

The application must be made through the Local Authority who are co-ordinating our admissions:

Tel: 03001234043 or email:

More information can be obtained at Hertfordshire Local Authority

The Hatfield Community Free School admissions arrangements will be in line with the existing Admissions Code, The School Admissions Appeals Code, and admissions law as it applies to our funding agreement from the DfE.

The school has 60 reception places available each year. We maintain a waiting list for available places for Year R children.

The school is part of the coordination scheme and process as published by Hertfordshire County Council for 2020/21.

Please follow this application link to apply to our school for a place.

The admission criteria will include pupils with statements of special educational needs, children in care, siblings and those living closest to the school in that order of priority.

The full policy for school admissions includes: clear admissions criteria; an over-subscription policy; tie-breaking arrangements. 

  • Hatfield Community Free School, Briars Lane, Hatfield,
    Hertfordshire, AL10 8ES
  • 01707 276018