Primary admissions during the school year ( in year application)
Making a primary in year application
You can make an application through us (Barnet Council) for a school place to start right away if you are:
- applying to move your child from one school to another in Barnet
- have school aged children who are not in school or receiving education elsewhere
- have moved into Barnet and have school aged children that need places at local schools
Applications for private, reception primary, transfer secondary, SEN and out of borough applicants
- private schools contact the school directly
- schools outside Barnet contact the council responsible for that school
- children starting primary school for the first time in September 2018 go to reception 2018 admissions (link)
- children starting secondary school for the first time in September 2018 go to reception 2019 admissions (link)
- Special Educational Needs primary applications can be made on our SEND website. (link)
Apply for a primary school place to start now ( in year)
To apply create an account on the Barnet admissions parent portal website.
How to complete the in year admissions application form
You will be asked to apply for up to 3 schools.You must also send us by email:
- proof of your child's date of birth
- two documents showing proof of your child's address such as:
- Council Tax bill
- utility bills dated within 3 months
- tenancy agreement
Find your nearest primary schools
You can put up to 3 schools on your application form. We recommend you apply for 3 schools to give yourself more choice about where your child goes to school.
Check the directory for school locations, school websites, admission rules and contact details.
Evidence needed for faith, foundation and academy school applications
Faith schools, some foundation schools and academies will ask you to complete a supplementary information form (SIF) or Certificate of Religious Practice (CRP).
The SIF or CRP will be the reference from your faith leader such as a priest, minister or rabbi.
These can be downloaded from school websites and should be returned to the school you are applying to.
Evidence needed for exceptional social or medical reasons
If you are applying for exceptional social or medical reasons, you may be asked to provide written evidence to support your application. This information will need to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Types of schools in Barnet
Community schools are owned and looked after by us. As Barnet council, we have responsibility for the community schools' admissions and we arrange appeals for places at these schools.
Foundation schools are funded by us, but the governing bodies of individual schools own the buildings, are responsible for setting the admissions criteria, handling the admissions process and arranging appeals.
Faith - voluntary aided schools are schools funded by us but they own the buildings and the governors of the schools are responsible for setting the admissions criteria, handling the admissions process and arranging appeals.
Free schools are funded by the government and can be set up by groups like charities, universities, independent schools, community and faith groups, teachers, parents and businesses. They are responsible for admissions and appeals.
Academies are independent schools but no fees are charged to parents. School admissions to academies are jointly run with us. The governors are responsible for setting the admission criteria and for arranging appeals.
All-through schools provide both primary and secondary education. Children are educated from age 3 or 4 through to age 18.
An independent or private school is independent in its finances and how it is run. It is not dependent on national or local government funding. Fees are paid to attend an independent or private school
How are school places decided for Barnet community schools
There are a set number of school places available in Barnet. When we receive more applications for school places than we can offer, we will decide who gets a school place based on order of priority.
The priority order is based on specific requirements, with criteria 1 being the highest. An applicant who meets category 1 will be offered a school place first.
The primary schools guide has detailed information about the criteria. (PDF)
Looked after children and previously looked after children
Children without a school place - with exceptional medical or social needs or other need the school is able to meet
Children who live in the school catchment area and have a brother or sister, this includes half, step, adoptive and foster siblings, living at the same address and already attending the school or linked school.
Children who don’t live in the school catchment area but have a brother or sister, this includes half, step, adoptive and foster siblings, living at the same address and already attending the school or linked school.
Children of teaching staff at the school, where the parent has been employed for two or more years at the time of application and will be employed as a teacher at the school when the child starts school.
Children who live within the school catchment area and don’t have a school place because they have moved.
Children without a school place living in the catchment area, who attended the school within 12 months before an application for the same school has been made.
Children without a school place who live within the school’s catchment area.
Children who live outside the schools catchment area and have a sibling in the school at the time of admission.
Children who live in the catchment area.
Children who live outside the school catchment area and who live closest to the school when distance is measured in a straight line.
Schools using Barnet Council admission rules
The following community primary schools use our rules for school admissions
A to E
Barnfield Primary, Bell Lane Primary, Brookland Infant, Brunswick Park Primary, Chalgrove Primary, Childs Hill Primary, Church Hill Primary, Claremont Primary, Colindale Primary, Coppetts Wood Primary, Courtland Primary, Cromer Road Primary, Danegrove Primary, Deansbrook Infant, Dollis Infant,
E to Q
Edgware Infant, Fairway Primary, Foulds Primary, Frith Manor Primary, Garden Suburb Infant, Goldbeaters Primary, Holly Park Primary, Livingstone Primary, Manorside Primary, Martin Primary, Monkfrith Primary, Moss Hall Infant, Northside Primary, Queenswell Infant
S to Z
Summerside Primary, Sunnyfields Primary, The Orion Primary, Tudor Primary, Underhill Infant, Wessex Gardens Primary, Whitings Hill Primary, Woodcroft Primary, Woodridge Primary
Schools that use their own admission rules
The following schools are faith, foundation, free and academy schools
A to H
Akiva Jewish, All Saints CE, All Saints CE, Alma Jewish, Annunciation Catholic Infant, Ashmole Primary, Beis Yaakov Jewish, Beit Shvidler Jewish , Blessed Dominic Catholic, Broadfields, Christ Church, Etz Chaim Jewish, Grasvenor Avenue Infant, Hasmonean Jewish, Hollickwood , Holy Trinity CE
I to R
Independent Jewish Day, London Academy, Mathilda Marks Kennedy, Menorah Foundation Menorah Primary, Millbrook Park, Monken Hadley, Osidge, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic, Pardes House Jewish, Parkfield Primary, Rimon Jewish, Rosh Pinah
Sacks Morasha Jewish, Sacred Heart Catholic, St Agnes' Catholic, St Andrew's, St Catherine's Catholic, St John's CE, St John's CE, St Mary's & St John's CE, St Mary's CE, St Mary's CE, St Paul's CE (N11) St Paul's CE (NW7), St Theresa's Catholic, St Vincent's Catholic
T to Z
The Hyde, Trent CE, Watling Park, Wren
How school distance is measured
Unless we say otherwise, distance is measured in a straight line starting from your child’s home address and ending at the school.
We use AddressBase from Ordnance Survey to calculate an accurate address to school distance. The Ordnance Survey gives us the starting point from where we will measure.
Distances measured using Google maps or other satellite navigation tools are not accepted.
Distance used to decide on a tie breaker
If there are 2 applicants with equal priority in any of the criteria we will use distance to decide who gets the school place.
We will use a final tie breaker for applicants who live the same distance from the school or applicants from the same block of flats and these will be be selected in random order.
Applications made on behalf of twins or triplets
If there is only one school place available and your child is offered a place and they have a multiple birth sibling also needing a school place.
We will ask the community school to offer the sibling a school place. (For more information check the school booklet)
When you will hear about your application
If you have given us all the information we have asked you for, you will be contacted within 10 working days.
If you don’t get your first-choice school
If we are unable to offer you any of the schools you applied for we will offer you a place at the nearest school that does have school places.
Your child will go on the waiting lists for the school you applied for and you have the right to appeal.
In year waiting lists
Waiting lists for Barnet primary schools are closed at the end of each academic year.
If you want your child to remain on waiting lists for the 2018/19 academic year you will need to submit a new In-Year application.