Admissions

 

St Mary's and St John's CE School is an all-through school in Hendon, Barnet providing high quality education and academic achievement from Nursery through Primary and Secondary School to Sixth Form. Please find specific phase related information in the submenus or the Sixth Form menu.

 

COVID-19 ADMISSIONS CHANGES

Due to the lockdown during the Coronavirus pandemic in 2020 a request has been filed with the Schools Adjudicator to approve the changing of the the church attendance requirement related to Foundation places.

The text of the proposed change is as follows:

"In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church [or, in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship] has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church [or in relation to those of other faiths, relevant place of worship] or alternative premises have been available for public worship."

As soon as this proposed amendment has been approved the published criteria and Supplementary Information Forms on this website will be updated accordingly.

IN-YEAR ADMISSIONS 2020/21 ACADEMIC YEAR

You should make an in-year admission application if:

  • your child lives in Barnet and does not currently have a school place
  • your child has recently moved to Barnet from abroad or elsewhere and needs a school place
  • your child has a school place but you want to transfer them to a school in Barnet

Please find the application form along with detailed information on the Local Authority's website here.

Applicants who are applying for a Foundation Place should also complete the school’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and submit to the school.

 

 

 

APPEALS — 2020 ENTRY

Please find detailed information and important dates on primary and secondary appeals for 2020 entry in the appeals timetable.

Please contact the Admissions Officer for an Appeal Form.

Changes to school admission appeals

A new guidance by the Department of Education came into force on 24 April 2020. The new regulations:

  • disapply the requirement that appeals panels must be held in person and instead give flexibility for panel hearings to take place either in person, by telephone, video conference or through a paper-based appeal where all parties can make representations in writing
  • relax the rules with regard to what happens if one of the 3 panel members withdraws (temporarily or permanently) to make it permissible for the panel to continue with and conclude the appeal as a panel of 2
  • amend the deadlines relating to appeals for the time that the new regulations are in force.

For further details please visit the Government website.

Contingency Planning Covid-19

In line with the advice from the UK government on gatherings and social distancing, appeal hearings will take place remotely. 

The general consensus is for Independent Admission Appeal Panels to consider all appeals based on the written evidence submitted by both parties in the absence of both parties (school and parent/carer).

Due to the restriction of public gatherings the following contingency plan has been put in place for the running of admission appeals:

  • To review written cases from all parties.
  • Should the occasion arise when the Panel require clarification on any point/s the clerk will contact either the school or parent/carer.
  • The Panel will make decisions based on written evidence.

In order for the above to be effective, it is vital that all contact numbers either landline or mobile are current, and the relevant named person (applicant parent/carer) is available during the time of the scheduled hearing.

 

 

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