Applying for a Place

Administration / Processing of Applications for September 2021

We aim to operate a fifteen school day turnaround from the date your application and documents are received.

At age 11

Families living within the City of Cambridge receive a preference form in the autumn term before admission and return the form to the County Council Central Admissions Office. Families living in other areas need to request a preference form. Alternatively, applications can be sent online. All details are given in the preference form pack supplied by the County Council Admissions Team.

Cambridgeshire County Council Admissions Team can be contacted on 0345 045 1370, fax 01223 727 941 or email:

Alternatively, you can visit their website at:

If you wish to contact our schools directly please send an email to or telephone 01223 271569.

Pupil Admission Numbers


Coleridge 120

Parkside 120

Trumpington 120


Coleridge 120

Parkside 120

Trumpington 120


Coleridge 120

Parkside 120

Trumpington 120

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Parkside Sixth Applications

For applications to Parkside International Sixth, please visit their website here.

CAST Applications

For applications to Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology, please visit their website here.

In Year Application

You can now apply directly to us for an ‘in year’ place for your child/children at Coleridge Community College, Parkside Community College and Trumpington Community College. Please click the link below to download an In Year Application form. Please return your completed application form / required documents to our address as quoted on the form. For general information regarding In Year Applications, please visit

Alternatively, you can complete our online application form.

Information regarding the process to appeal a decision to refuse a place at your preferred school can be found in the School Appeal Information leaflet below:

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