Consultation on Admission Arrangements 2020/21

Consultation has concluded

Overview

Barnet Council is the admissions authority for 40 community primary schools. The Council sets the number that will be admitted to each school and two schools wish to reduce the number of pupils they will admit starting in 2020/2021. We would like to hear your views on the requests put forward by both Dollis Infant School NW7 (currently consulting to merge with Dollis Junior School) and Frith Manor School N12.

The request

Both schools have seen a decrease in the demand for school places in the area and have been undersubscribed each year. Therefore, the number of school places available, known as the Published Admissions Number (PAN), does not represent the demand. At present , both schools have a PAN of 90 and are requesting to reduce this PAN to 60 pupils.

These requests are supported by the changing population trends in the borough. A reduction in the PAN will support the school’s financial planning and ensure the most efficient used of the school’s resources. Our projections show that there will be sufficient places for local children if the PAN for this school is reduced. However, if demand for places increases in the future, the PAN will be reviewed. No other changes to the admission arrangements for community schools are proposed.

You can view the full proposed arrangements for 2020/21 here .

Give us your views

We want to hear from all our residents as our school’s service the community and have an influence on the surrounding areas. This consultation is an opportunity for you to give your views and contribute to the decision-making process of the council.

You can respond to this consultation by completing our online questionnaire here.

Please note, Dollis Infant School is hoping to amalgamate with Dollis Junior School and become an all through primary school in 2019. If you would like to comment on the possibility of merging the infant and junior school, we are currently running a consultation. Please click here for more info.

What happens next?

When the consultation closes, your views will be shared with the schools governors who will take them into account and decide whether they wish the council to consider the next steps towards the reduction of the PAN.

Overview

Barnet Council is the admissions authority for 40 community primary schools. The Council sets the number that will be admitted to each school and two schools wish to reduce the number of pupils they will admit starting in 2020/2021. We would like to hear your views on the requests put forward by both Dollis Infant School NW7 (currently consulting to merge with Dollis Junior School) and Frith Manor School N12.

The request

Both schools have seen a decrease in the demand for school places in the area and have been undersubscribed each year. Therefore, the number of school places available, known as the Published Admissions Number (PAN), does not represent the demand. At present , both schools have a PAN of 90 and are requesting to reduce this PAN to 60 pupils.

These requests are supported by the changing population trends in the borough. A reduction in the PAN will support the school’s financial planning and ensure the most efficient used of the school’s resources. Our projections show that there will be sufficient places for local children if the PAN for this school is reduced. However, if demand for places increases in the future, the PAN will be reviewed. No other changes to the admission arrangements for community schools are proposed.

You can view the full proposed arrangements for 2020/21 here .

Give us your views

We want to hear from all our residents as our school’s service the community and have an influence on the surrounding areas. This consultation is an opportunity for you to give your views and contribute to the decision-making process of the council.

You can respond to this consultation by completing our online questionnaire here.

Please note, Dollis Infant School is hoping to amalgamate with Dollis Junior School and become an all through primary school in 2019. If you would like to comment on the possibility of merging the infant and junior school, we are currently running a consultation. Please click here for more info.

What happens next?

When the consultation closes, your views will be shared with the schools governors who will take them into account and decide whether they wish the council to consider the next steps towards the reduction of the PAN.