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Applying for a Secondary School Place

  • Schools and education

Transferring to secondary school in September 2019

If your child was born born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008, they will start secondary school in September 2019

Before you start

  • read our secondary admissions guide to help you understand the admissions process and find information on our schools and their admissions criteria
  • visit the school websites for more information
  • see our Schools directory to find schools in your area
  • you will need an email address to make your application
  • you will need to provide proof of your address so have your documents ready

How to apply

  • click here to apply on the eAdmissions website
  • use the step-by-step instructions to help you make your application
  • the deadline for on time applications was 31 October 2018
  • late applications are not considered until we have allocated school places to on-time applicants
  • if there is an exceptional reason why your application is late, it may be considered as on time if it is received by 12 December 2018 (please complete the Reason for Late Application Form and attach it to your application)

Your address

  • you must use your child’s address on 31 October 2018
  • do not use a relative or friend’s address, a child minder’s address or a business address
  • a temporary address will not be accepted if you still possess a property that was previously used as a home address
  • providing false information to secure a school place is a criminal offence and may lead to prosecution

Your preferences

  • you can apply for up to six schools and rank them in the order you prefer
  • you can include schools outside Barnet
  • check the admissions criteria for each school to make sure your child meets these
  • you can find out how school places were allocated last year to help you make sensible choices

Applying for a place at Ark Pioneer Academy

Ark Pioneer Academy  is a new secondary school planning to open in Barnet in September 2019

  • to apply for a place at Ark Pioneer Academy, you must fill in a separate application form; apply here
  • the application dates and deadlines are the same as above
  • an application to Ark Pioneer Academy will be treated as an additional preference to those on your eAdmissions application form.

National Offer Day – 1 March 2019

  • you will receive an email with the outcome of your application during the evening of Friday 1 March 2019
  • you can login to your eAdmissions account for more information
  • if more than one school can offer a place, we will offer the school you have ranked the highest
  • if it is not possible to offer a place at any of the schools you have chosen, we will allocate an alternative
  • you must accept or decline your offer online by 15 March 2019
  • late applicants will not get the outcome of their application until the end of March 2019

In addition to the eAdmissions application offer, Ark Pioneer Academy applicants will receive separate notification about the outcome of their application, directly from the school.

Waiting lists

  • a small number of parents may decide not to accept the school place their child has been offered
  • these places will be offered to children on the waiting lists
  • your child’s name will automatically be placed on the waiting lists for any Barnet school which was a higher preference than the school you have been offered.
  • a second round of offers will take place at the end of March 2019
  • late applicants will be offered a place in the second round

Appealing for a place at your preferred school(s)

  • you have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel against the decision not to offer your child a place at a school of your preference
  • appeals are not heard until all the available places at the school have been offered and accepted
  • no places are reserved for successful appeals, which means that any successful appeals will increase the intake above the admission limit.


  • School admissions
  • Building 2
    North London Business Park
    Oakleigh Road South
    New Southgate
    N11 1NP
  • Tel: 020 8359 7651
  • FAX: 0870 889 6799

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