Reception school place starting September 2018
Who can apply for a reception school admission
You can apply to us (Barnet Council) for a reception school place if your child:
- is starting school for the first time in September 2018
- birth date is between 1 September 20xx and 31 August 20xx
- lives in Barnet
Children living outside Barnet
For a school place in Barnet apply to the council or the school responsible for admissions in your area.
When to make your application
Dates for applications and school offers
Applications open on the eadmissions website from 1 September 2019 and close 15 December 2019.
Log into your account on 16 April 2019 to find out what school place you have been offered.
Apply for a reception school place
Use our reception admissions guidance book to help make your school application and understand the admissions process (PDF)
To apply create an account on the eAdmissions website
On the form you will be asked to apply for up to 6 schools and list them the order of preference and show
Proof of address
put your council tax number on the application form and upload a copy of either your:
- tax credit documentation
- a recent bank statement showing Child Benefit payments
- utility bill dated within the last three months
- your most recent rent, mortgage statement or tenancy agreement
If you don’t have a council tax number you must upload 2 documents from the proof of address list.
Change of address
If your address has changed in the last 2 years, we may ask you for further proof that your current address is your permanent home address.
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).
These can be downloaded from school websites and should be returned to the school you are applying to.
The SIF or CRP will be a reference from your faith leader such as a priest, minister or rabbi.
Evidence needed for exceptional social or medical reasons
You may be asked to provide written evidence to support your application. Send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org
What happens after your submission
You can put up to 6 schools on your application form. We recommend you apply for 6 schools to give yourself more choice about where your child goes to school.
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 school 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 over subscription criteria with 1 being the highest. An applicant who meets criteria 1 will be offered a school place first.
The primary schools guide has detailed information about the school admissions criteria (PDF)
Looked after children and previously looked after children
Children with exceptional medical or social needs or other need that the school is particularly able to meet
Children who 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 they have 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 living in the school catchment area with priority given to those who live closest to the school when measuring distance in a straight line.
Children living outside the school’s catchment area who live closest to the school when measuring distance in a straight line.
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)
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
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
If you don’t get your first-choice school
We can’t guarantee we can offer you a place at your first choice school. If there are places available at other schools you listed we will offer you a place at your next 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