Applying for Year 9 or 10

How to apply

Students wishing to join the college in Year 9 or 10, should complete an application form through Applicaa. 

CAST Application Form      Applications for both years will be open from 1st October 2023. 

For more information about the subjects studied at CAST, please visit our Curriculum area.

View our Year 9 & 10 Prospectus here

View our full Admissions Policy on our Policies page here

If you have any queries, please contact: admissions@CambridgeAST.org.uk or Telephone: 01223 650393

CAST Admissions Team

Robinson Way




Timeline of Events for Year 9 and 10 Admissions / Applications


Please attend our Open day on Thursday 28th September 2023.  If you are unable to attend in September, a further Open Day on Wednesday 1 November 2023 is available but focused on Year 12 students.

November - December

Complete and submit an application via Applicaa  before the end of the year.    If you have not had an opportunity to visit the school during an open evening, please contact admissions to arrange a visit.

1st round deadline for applications:  Wednesday 13 December 2023

2nd round applications commence:  Thursday 14 December 2023


Guidance meetings will be offered for all eligible applicants.


75 places (up to PAN) in Year 9 and 25 places (up to PAN) in Year 10 will be offered by 10th February 2023. Applications received after the 12th December 2022 will be processed after the 10th February 2023.

1st round applications informed of place on Friday 9 February 2024

2nd round deadline for applications:  Friday 9 February 2024

Late applications commence after Friday 9 February 2024


Year 10 option process commences.

2nd round applications informed of place:  Thursday 28 March


Year 10 options confirmed.


Induction day for new CAST students.


Start at CAST.

In-Year Admissions

Students wishing to join the college in Year 9,10 or 11 from September 2023 to July 2024 should complete an In-Year Application Form.

In Year applications for September 2023




In Year application process opens for school places to commence for September 2023


Deadline for applications to be received for guaranteed processing before the end of the academic year. Applications received after this date and up to 29th June will be processed in order of date received.


Applications received after this date will be processed as soon as possible and before the 25th of September 2023

05/09/23 Applications received after this date will be processed within 15 school days



Should you wish to appeal admission decisions please visit School admission appeals - Cambridgeshire County Council



I chose to go to CAST as I saw it as an excellent opportunity to embrace the STEM job I want to do, as it is a Science School, and ever since I have been here it has been a very nice atmosphere and a lot better than my old school.

Rebecca, Year 9