The council is consulting on admission arrangements for Barnet schools for the academic year 2015-16. Responses to these arrangements are invited and should be submitted by 28 February 2014.
As part of the consultation we have provided a short summary document explaining the different elements of the school admission arrangement process. The document also highlights where there are any proposed changes.
We have also provided detailed information about the schools admissions process in our consultation document,. These are briefly summarised below, for further information please click on the hyperlinks provided:
• Part A: Pan London Schemes for 2015-16 and Part B: In Year admissions for 2015-16
In summary these are the co-ordinated schemes for transfer to secondary school, reception class admissions, junior transfer admissions and in-year admissions. These schemes enable the Local Authority to co-ordinate the allocation of places on an equal preference basis to schools across London and the adjoining authorities. There are no proposed changes to existing schemes other than the updated timetables.
• Part C: Community School Criteria 2015-16
These are the admission policies and oversubscription criteria, which determine how places are allocated if there are more applications than places available at a particular school. There are no changes proposed to the admission arrangements for community schools.
• Part D: Admission Authority Schools 2015-16
This is the admission arrangements for Barnet voluntary aided schools, foundation schools, free schools and academies 2015/16. Admission Authority schools are required to consult upon any changes that have been made since their previously determined arrangements and those arrangements that have been submitted to the local authority are included in Part D of the consultation document. Schools not included are either carrying out their own consultation or there are no proposed changes to their previously determined arrangements. proposed admission arrangements for these voluntary aided schools, foundation schools, free school and academies.
Why We Are Consulting
The consultation process allows parents, schools, religious authorities, the local community, the Local Authority and neighbouring local authorities to give their views and comments about proposed admission arrangements.
Your feedback is important to us and will be given consideration before the final arrangements are determined.