Reception and Year 3 Admissions

Information for New Reception Parents & Carers - September 2023 Admission

Reception 2023 - If your child is born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019 they are due to start Reception class in September 2023.

Choosing a school is one of the most important decisions you will ever make and you will naturally wish to find out as much information as possible.  Our 2 Heads of Schools shows parents of prospective Reception children around our schools during our tours because we want to you to get a flavour not only of our wonderful Early Years and Key Stage 1, but a sense of our vision for our children across the federation and all that this has to offer. 

Reception  tours - including a tour of the two federation schools

Tours can be booked on our website under the Book a Tour tab by clicking here

The Planned Admission Number for our school is 120. This means that we can admit up to 120 pupils into each year group.

ADMISSION TO RECEPTION 2023

Applications to Reception class is made online via the Local Authority admissions portal. 

Before you begin your application, please download the booklet ‘A Guide to Primary Education in Barnet’ from www.barnet.gov.uk/schooladmissions.  The guide will give you all the information you need to know about the application process.  You should pay particular attention to the admissions criteria for each school, as these are the rules that will be used to decide how places will be allocated.  If you want to apply for a school in another borough, you will need to look at the relevant Local Authority’s website for details of the school’s admissions criteria. 

You must submit one application to your home Local Authority and list each preferred school on the single application form, whether the school is within or outside your home borough. If you live in London, the application must be made online at www.eadmissions.org.uk. If you live in Hertfordshire, or another borough outside London, please check your Local Authority’s website for information on how to apply.

An application must be submitted for your child even if s/he has an older brother or sister already attending your preferred school or a school nursery.  Parents should also be aware that children attending the nursery class are not given a higher priority for a place at the school than other children.

You must apply no later than Sunday 15 January 2023.  If you miss this deadline, your application will be considered after school places have first been allocated to applicants who applied by the closing date and you may not receive an offer on National Offer Day, 17 April 2023.  In previous years, the high demand for places meant that some children were not offered places at their sibling’s school because their applications were late and there were no places left.  It is, therefore, very important that you submit your application on time.  If there is an exceptional reason as to why you could not return your application by 15 January, it may be treated as if it was submitted ‘on time’, providing it is received by Thursday 9 February 2023, the reason for the late submission is fully explained and the Local Authority accepts there is good reason for the lateness.

Further information about the application process is available on this website www.barnet.gov.uk/schooladmissions

In Year Admissions

Children are also admitted at other times during the year, depending on the availability of places and according to the London Borough of Barnet’s admissions policy. (See the publication “A Guide to Primary Education in Barnet” or the Barnet website for full details).

Local authorities coordinate applications from their residents for places at all maintained primary and secondary schools and academies, including schools outside the home authority. This means that you will complete one Common Application Form (CAF) provided by the council in which you live.
·         If you live in Barnet you should complete the In-year admissions CAF found at this link below.
·         If you live outside Barnet, you must obtain an application form from the council where you live, even if you intend to apply for Barnet schools.
 
If a place does become available for your child, the Local Authority Admissions Department will contact you. Once a child has been offered a place and the place has been accepted, the school will contact you to confirm the induction process. All children start mornings only and will extend the day to full time once they have settled in. If you have any further questions please contact the school office, or contact the admissions department at London Borough of Barnet: Telephone - 020 8359 7651.

Admission / Transfer to Year 3 (Junior School) 2023 

We are keen to invite our existing Year 2 pupils and pupils from other schools to join the Junior school in September 2023.  The leadership team will shortly be organising tours of the Junior school in October and November 2022; dates will be released here and communicated to Year 2 families 

Junior Tour Dates:  to be confirmed 

Although almost all children will transfer from an infant school to the linked junior school, a formal admission process is required, and an application form must be submitted.  If you do not apply, your child may not have a Year Three place in September 2023.

To apply for a junior school place for your child, you must submit one application to your home local authority.  We anticipate that most of you will only want to apply for a place at your child’s linked junior school and you will be given infant to junior transfer priority. However, you can also include other junior schools in your application, either within or outside your home borough.  If you live in London, applications must be submitted online at www.eadmissions.org.uk. If you live in Hertfordshire or another borough outside London, please check your Local Authority’s website for information on how to apply.

Barnet applicants may apply for up to three junior schools.  Faith schools will require you to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF), in addition to the online application, if you wish to request priority on the grounds of faith.

For further information, please refer to the booklet ‘A Guide to Primary Education in Barnet 2023’, which you can view or download at www.barnet.gov.uk/schooladmissions, and to the booklets published by other councils.

The Junior Transfer application process only relates to children transferring from an infant school to a linked or separate junior school.  There are six junior schools in Barnet of which Moss Hall Juniors is one. 

You must submit your junior school application by Sunday 15 January 2023.  The result of your application will be sent to you on Monday 17 April 2023.  The deadline to accept your school offer is Tuesday 2 May 2023. If there are any available places, the Admissions Team will make further offers to children on school waiting lists from the middle of May 2023.

If you wish to apply for a Year 3 place at a primary school which is not listed above, you will need to submit a separate In-Year Application Form available on line at  www.barnet.gov.uk/school-admissions . Please note that it is too early to apply now for an in-year place in the next academic year; you will need to wait and apply in July 2023.