Cams Hill School is its own Admissions Authority and is responsible for all aspects of the admissions process for in-year applications (when a child needs a school place outside of the usual transfer times, for example because of a house move).

Proposed Changes to our Admissions Policy for 2020-2021

Cams Hill School is currently consulting on proposed changes to its Admissions Arrangements, for the school year 2020/2021.

Paper copies of the proposals are available on request either by email: or by telephone: 01329 231641.

In accordance with the School Admissions Regulations, detailed in the School Admissions Code (published by the Department for Education, December 2014), please find detailed below the proposed admission arrangements for Cams Hill School for 2020/2021.

There are three proposed changes to the existing arrangements for 2020/2021:

  1. To change the word ‘parents’ to ‘families’ in oversubscription criterion (b) which will read ‘Children, or families, who have a serious medical, physical or psychological condition which makes it essential that the child  attend Cams Hill School rather than any other. (Appropriate medical or psychological evidence must be provided in support)’
  2. To include Red Barn Community Primary School as a Curriculum Linked School in Criterion (e)
  3. To amalgamate and amend Criterion (e) and (f) as one single criterion (e) which will read ‘Children on the roll of Curriculum Linked Schools Harrison Primary School, Uplands Primary School, Wicor Primary School and Red Barn Community Primary School’.

There are no other proposed changes to the admission arrangements for 2020/2021.

If you would like to express a view on these proposals, please send your comments to Mrs Georgina Flood, Clerk to the Governing Body by email: or in writing to:


Admissions Consultation 2020
c/o The Clerk to the Governing Body
Cams Hill School
Shearwater Avenue
PO16 8AH


The consultation period is now open and will run until 12 noon on Friday 21 December 2018.

All comments received during the consultation period will be considered by the Governing Body before the arrangements for 2020-2021 are finalised.


For places in Year 7 2019 (Main Round)

Applications must be made using Hampshire’s Common Application Form which is processed by the Admissions Team at Hampshire County Council. Applications for Year 7 September 2018 must be submitted by midnight 31 October 2018 (the national application deadline).

For information and guidance about applying for a place in Year 7 September 2019, please follow the link below:

Cams Hill School Admissions Team 

Miss Rachel Matthews (Deputy Headteacher) – responsible for main round admissions to Year 7 and transition.

Mrs Aly Potts (Assistant Headteacher) – responsible for all other, in-year, admissions.

Miss Sarah Jenns (Senior Administrator) – processes applications for a school place and is able to support parents/carers with the admissions process.

Please get in touch via email to or by phone on 01329 231641 if you are considering making an application.

Notice of Change to Published Admission Number 2018

Cams Hill School will officially increase its Published Admission Number (PAN) to 240 pupils as of September 2018.  The school has admitted 30 additional pupils per year for the past 5 years.

Cams Hill School Admissions Policy

All main round applications to Cams Hill School are ranked, irrespective of preference, in order according to the school’s oversubscription criteria – these are set out in the school’s Admissions Policy.

Once ranked, Hampshire Admissions Team aim to offer a school place in the highest preference school where a place is available.  Where a place at a higher preference school is available, the pupil will be taken off the list for all other schools cited in the application.

The National Notification Date

Parents/carers will be notified regarding the outcome of their application on Thursday 1 March 2019.  After this date, the school will maintain a waiting list.

Late applications made between 1 November 2018 and 1 March 2019 will be accepted and added to a school’s waiting list, ranked in order according to the oversubscription criteria.

Waiting List 

If you apply for a place for your child at Cams Hill School but are not offered a place on 1 March 2019, parents/carers are invited to make a request in writing to the school for their child to be placed on the waiting list.  Pupils on the waiting list are ranked in order according to the school’s oversubscription criteria.  Once the waiting list has been established (by 15 March 2019) parents/carers can contact the school or Hampshire Admissions Team to find out their child’s current position on the list.  Any places that become available will be allocated according to the oversubscription criteria of the Admissions Policy with no account being taken of the length of time on the waiting list or any priority order expressed as part of the main admission round application.


If your child has not been offered a place at your preferred school, parents/carers are able to make an appeal against this decision and put forward a case (an Appeals Schedule will be published in March 2019). 

In-Year Applications (outside usual transfer times) 

If you are considering making an in-year application for a place at Cams Hill School, please contact Miss Sarah Jenns to request an application pack and to discuss your application.

Parents/carers are asked to consider carefully when making an application for an in-year place in Years 10 or 11; in many cases, a change of school can be unsettling because it may not be possible to offer an exact match for the GCSE subject choices being followed in the pupil’s current school.  Where a timetable can be constructed following the same subject choices, since schools organise their learning independently, it may be that topics and assessments are taken in a different order making it a challenge for the pupil to catch up on assessments and learning already covered by Cams Hill pupils.

If you are making an application for a place in Year 7, Year 8 or Year 9, it is important, as part of your application, you state which Modern Foreign Language your child has been studying to determine the tutor group that your child can be placed into.  If there is no place available at the time of your application in a tutor group studying your child’s current language, we would need to discuss the application carefully to explore options.

Pupils with Special Educational Needs/Educational Health Care Plans (EHCP) 

Parents are asked to contact Miss Sarah Jenns for an application pack in the first instance and to make an appointment to speak with Mr Andrew Haines (SENCO) to discuss ways the school can support your child.

Download Admission Policy 2017-2018

Download Admission Policy 2018-2019

Download Admission Policy 2019-2020

Download Draft Admission Policy 2020_21

Pupil SurveyClick here.