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Reception Class Admissions for a Start Date of September 2025

All parents of children over three years old who contact us, are offered a tour of the school and are provided with a prospectus and registration of interest form.

School Tours will be available in the summer and autumn terms.  Dates and times are listed here: 

Tour Dates

Reception Class applications are considered in the spring before children are due to start school in September.

If parents decide to make a formal application for entry into Reception Class, they must complete a Common Application Form through the eAdmissions system which can be accessed on the London Borough of Barnet website.  Applications will open in September 2024.

Link to the London Borough of Barnet - Applying for a Primary Place Page

Please note that the closing date for applications is 15th January 2025.  You must complete an online application or the admissions committee will not be able to consider your child for a place, even if you have completed the supplementary information form.

Admissions Criteria 

Please click below for our admissions criteria.  Places for Reception Class starting September 2025 will be allocated under these admissions criteria.

 Admissions Criteria 2025

Supplementary Information Form

Please note - you only need to complete a Supplementary Information Form if you are applying under one of the admissions criteria linked to church attendance (criteria 3 and 5).  So that the information on the form is up to date, the supplementary information form will not be available until December 2024.

 

One of the admissions criteria is for those who live in the Parish of St. Paul's.  You may be wondering how to access this information.  Click on the link below, which takes you to the Church of England's website "A Church Near You".  Type your home address into the box under "Find an event happening right now near you".  This will bring up a map and a list of churches and will also show you the parish your home address is part of.

Is my home address in the parish of St. Paul's?

 

Arrangements for children of multiple birth (twins / triplets).

If a place is allocated to a child of multiple birth, the school will admit above the PAN to accommodate the other siblings of the same birth year. These are ‘excepted’ pupils under the infant class-size regulations.

Children with Education, Health and Care Plans

The admission of a child that has an EHC (Education, Health and Care) Plan is considered under a separate process and the school will be consulted separately about its ability to meet the child’s particular needs. In accordance with Section 324 of the Education Act 1996, the School will admit any child with an EHC Plan for whom the School is named.

Deferred Entry

Summer Born Children

Please see the admissions criteria for more information about deferred entry and summer born children.

 

Reception Class Admission Arrangements

Admission to Reception is normally in September of the academic year in which a child becomes 5 years old.

There will be a staggered start to Reception Class, with children either attending mornings or afternoons for their first week in school.

Appeals

Parents whose children are not offered a place have a right of appeal.

Any appeal for the September Reception Class intake must be made in writing to The Clerk to The Governors, at the school address.

Any appeal must be made within 20 school days from the point of notification that an application has been unsuccessful and must be made in writing.

20 days will be given to provide additional evidence to submit to the clerk as part of the appeal process.

Families appealing a place will be provided 10 days notice of the hearing.

A statement noting the decision will be sent within 5 days of the hearing wherever possible.

In Year Admissions

If you are applying for a school place for one of our existing year groups, current Reception Class to Year 6, then you will need to apply online through the local authority.  Click the link below to go to the London Borough of Barnet In-Year Admissions Page.

London Borough of Barnet In-Year Admissions

Admissions Criteria 

The admissions committee will award places for any vacancies that occur in the order of the admissions criteria.  Please click the link below:

Admissions Criteria

One of the admissions criteria is for those who live in the Parish of St. Paul's.  You may be wondering how you access this information.   Click on the link below, which connects you to the Church of England website "A Church Near You".  Type your home address into the box under "Find an event happening right now near you".  This will bring up a map and a list of churches and will also show you the parish your home address is part of.

Is my home address in the Parish of St. Paul's?

Supplementary Information Form

If you are applying under one of the admissions criteria linked to church attendance (criteria 3 or 5) you will also need  a Supplementary Information Form.  This form has a part for you to complete and a part for your vicar, church minister or priest to complete.  Please then return the form to the school office:  Mrs Sarah Crawley.  St. Paul's CE Primary School, The Ridgeway, Mill Hill, London.  NW7 1QU.

Supplementary Information Form In Year Applications