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If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.

Determined Admission Arrangements for 2021/2022

Determined Admission Arrangements 2022/23

Applications for Admission to HCFS

If you are interested in joining our Free School you will be required to make an application

 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.

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. 




Open Evening/School Tours for Reception Applications September 2022


If you are considering applying to our school for a place in Reception 2022 and would like to find out more about our school please request a place at our 'Meet the Principal' evening for prospective parents or one of the school tours that are taking place throughout the school day. 


Meet the Principal 

Wednesday 3 November at 6.30pm


Tour of the School

Monday 8 November 9.30am

Wednesday 10 November 1.30pm

Friday 12 November 10.45am


Please contact the school office to reserve a place.


Please note that these events are for parents/carers of children starting Reception in September 2022 only.


If you have any questions please contact us by e-mailing or call the school office on 01707 276018.


Please note that we are unable to organise visits to the school outside our scheduled events.


You may also view our school prospectus on our website by visiting the 'About our School' page, 

HCFS Prospectus and Virtual Tour Information.


Please note that we are intending on holding these as 'face to face events', however we may need to revert to remote sessions should the need arise due to the ongoing COVID situation.

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