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.

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.

Primary in-year SIF

 

Secondary in-year SIF

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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