Researching your school preferences
Your catchment school
- It is strongly recommended that you choose your catchment school as one of your three school preferences, even if there are currently no places available. See frequently asked questions below for more details.
- In a small number of cases your child’s address may be in the catchment area for a school that falls under a neighbouring local authority. If this is the case for your child’s home address, you should make your application to that local authority.
"Make sure you understand the implications of not selecting your catchment school as one of your three preferences." Assistant Admissions Officer
Other sources of information
- Our schools directory lists all of the schools in Cambridgeshire.
- View Ofsted (inspection) reports for the schools you are considering.
- You can find details of the catchment schools for your home address at My Cambridgeshire.
- Visit the school to get a better sense of whether it is right for your child.
- You may also be interested in the national School Admissions Code.