Secondary admissions during the school year (in year application)
Making a secondary 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 secondary 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 secondary 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.
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 offered
There are a set number of school places available in Barnet. All schools have their own admissions rules (over subscription criteria)
If more applications are made for places than are available, schools will apply these rules to decide who will be offered places.
The secondary schools guide has detailed information about each of schools admission rules.
Secondary school admission criteria rules
All other secondary schools in Barnet are academies, free, faith and voluntary aided schools. They all follow their own admission rules. Check with each school for their admission criteria rules[AD2]
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.
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 any 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
Waiting lists for Barnet secondary schools are closed at the end of June. If you want your child to remain on waiting lists for the 2019/20 academic year you will need to submit a new In-Year application.