We are excited to share with you our 'virtual tour' of Camps Hill Primary School & Acorns Preschool. Enjoy taking a peek into 'a day in the life' at our school. Unfortunately, our Tiny Toes provision has now closed.


All schools must have admission arrangements that clearly set out how children will be admitted, including the criteria that will be applied if there are more applications than places at the school.

Admission arrangements are determined by admitting authorities. Camps Hill is an academy within The Claxton Trust, and the trust has delegated responsibilities for admissions to local governing body level, so the school is its own admitting authority. 

Admission arrangements are described as 'determined' when they are agreed and published by the admitting authority i.e. the governing body at Camps Hill. 

Our determined admission arrangements are published below:


Acorns pre-school is for children from the age of 2 to 3 years.

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Most children join the Nursery class at the start of the school year in which they have their fourth birthday. All children will be offered 15 hours free provision and some parents will qualify for a further 15 hours childcare, known as 30 hours funding. For more information and to find out if you are eligible visit www.childcarechoices.gov.uk.

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All applications for Reception place are handled by the local authority. You can find more information on the Herts County Council website.


My child is currently attending another school or nursery and I want to move them to Camps Hill.

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Consultation on admission arrangements for 2023/24

As a result of latest DfE advice on admissions arrangements, we’re consulting on some changes to our admission arrangements.

The consultation runs from 15 November 2021 to 31 December 2021. The final admission arrangements will be determined by 23rd February 2022 and published by 14th March 2022.

We’re proposing the following changes to clarify our admission arrangements for 2023/24:

  • To amend the definition and explanation for home address, where two applications are received for the same child


Our full proposed admission arrangements 2023/2024 can be found here:

  PROPOSED DETERMINED - Admissions Arrangements 2023-2024.pdf

For clarity, changes in our proposed admission arrangements 2023/24 are highlighted in yellow. All other text is identical to our determined admission arrangements for 2022/23.

Our timetable for consultation is as follows:

July - October 2021 Local governing body decides whether to consult on amending admission arrangements. Decisions are recorded in local governing body minutes.
15 November 2021 Own admitting authority schools to submit proposed admission arrangements for consultation to HCC.
15 November 2021 – 31 December 2021 Annual Admissions Consultation-published on school website-communicated directly to interested parties in our area; other admitting authorities including Hertfordshire County Council; adjoining neighbouring local authorities via HCC
By 28 February 2022 Admission arrangements must be determined by all admitting authorities. The decision must be made by the full governing body and recorded in the minutes of the meeting.
8 March 2022 All admission arrangements submitted to HCC.
14 March 2022 Statutory deadline for publication of determined admission arrangements on the HCC and school website.

To comment on or respond to the proposed admission arrangements 2023/24, contact the school directly. Your responses will be taken into account by the school when determining their arrangements.