Joining our school

ADMISSIONS

  1. Children who are “looked after” by a local Authority under the provisions of the Children Act 1989 or those children who have been looked after immediately before being adopted, or the subject of a residence or special guardianship order.
  2. Children whose parent/s are committed members of and frequently worship at St. Paul’s Church, Woodland Road, New Southgate. To fulfil this criteria, the parent/s must be on the Electoral Roll of Saint Paul’s Church and have attended Sunday services fortnightly for a period of not less than two years before the date of the application for admission. Evidence to verify this will be required from the Vicar (or, in the event of an interregnum, from the Churchwardens).
  3. Children who have a brother or sister (this includes step, half or adopted siblings who are living permanently at the same address) in the school at the time of admission.
  4. Children whose parent/s are committed members of and worship at other Anglican churches. To fulfil this criteria, the parent/s must be on the Electoral Roll of the church concerned and have attended Sunday services fortnightly for a period of not less than two years before the date of the application for admission. Evidence to verify this will be required from the Vicar (or, in the event of an interregnum, from the Churchwardens).
  5. Children whose parents are committed members of and frequently worship at a church recognised by the Council of Churches for Britain and Ireland or the Evangelical Alliance. To fulfil this criteria the parent/s must have attended Sunday services fortnightly for a period of not less than two years before the date of the application for admission. Evidence to verify this will be required from the parish priest or minister of the church concerned.
  6. Children living nearest the school measured in a straight line from the address to the school gate.

Please read the school prospectus prior to completing the supplementary form

NOTES

The school is committed to taking its fair share of vulnerable children who are hard to place, in accordance with locally agreed protocols. Accordingly, outside the normal round of admissions, the governing body is empowered to give consideration to a child where admission is requested under any local protocol which carries the agreement of both the governing body and the diocese for the current admission year. The governing body has this power even when admitting such a child would exceed the normal admission number.

In the case of criteria 2, 4 and 5, parish priests and ministers will be asked to complete a form to verify attendance in accordance with the admissions criteria.

In the event of over-subscription in any one of the above categories, priority in that category will be given to children who live nearest the school measured in a straight line from the address to the school gate.

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

The Governing Body may agree to a child deferring entry to the Reception Class until later in the school year but not beyond the term after the child’s fifth birthday nor beyond the academic year in which admission is sought.

Admission Arrangements

It is the responsibility of the parent to inform the school office if any details on the application form change.

Waiting List

A waiting list is kept for all year groups within the school, this is renewed each year. In the event of a place becoming available in any year group, it will be offered in accordance with the admissions policy and over-subscription criteria.

Prospective parents are invited to contact the school to make an appointment for a preliminary visit.

Parents who wish to enter their child’s name for admission to the school should complete a Local Authority Common Application Form available from Barnet Admissions (020 8359 7651) and a Statement of Interest form obtainable from the school office, on the school website or in the find a school section of the Barnet website. Applications for Reception are considered by a panel of Governors in the February prior to each academic year. Parents will be informed by their Local Authority during the Summer term if their application has been successful. Parents of children who have not been offered a place have the right to appeal to an independent Appeal Committee. Further information about this panel and the manner in which appeals are made can be obtained from the Clerk to the Governors via the school.

The above criteria will also be applied if there are more applicants than places for casual vacancies which may occur during the school year. Parents applying for places during the academic year must complete a Local Authority Common Application Form and school interest form.

As a Church School the Governing Body has responsibility for the external maintenance of the School Building, together with its insurance. To cover these costs the Governors are asked to pay to the London Diocesan Board an annual fee determined by the number of children within the school. To enable them to meet these requirements, the Governors request all parents to make a donation set annually by the Governors.