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Admissions

Thank you for your interest in East Barnet School. Whether you are applying through secondary school transfer, looking for a place in other year groups, or joining our Sixth Form, we are delighted that you feel EBS is the right school for you.

Below are all the details that you will need to apply for all different stages at EBS. We are happy to answer any queries you may have but please be aware that the London Borough of Barnet processes all of our admissions in Years 7 – 11.

Secondary School Transfer

Secondary school transfer is for all students that are currently in Year 6 and are looking to start in September in Year 7. These admissions are processed by the London Borough of Barnet.

In-Year Admissions

For places that are available throughout the school year, for Years 7 – 11, applications can be made through in-year applications. These admissions are processed by the London Borough of Barnet. 

Sixth Form Admissions

Applications for Sixth Form are processed directly by the school. Applications must be made whether students are internal or external, i.e. current EBS students or those arriving from another educational facility.

Secondary School Transfer

Places in the new Year 7 are open for application to all students that are currently in Year 6, and will be starting on the first day of term in September. Any differing applications will be classed as an in-year admissions.

Admissions Criteria

Our Admissions Criteria can be found below. This displays the current admission criteria for secondary school transfer and the allocation of spare places made during the school year, and is for students who joined EBS in September 2019 and the criteria for admissions in school years 2020-21 and 2021-22.

Admissions Criteria 2020 - 2021

The school has an agreed admission number of 210 pupils in each of years 7 to 11. The school will accordingly admit at least 210 pupils in the relevant age group each year if sufficient applications are received. There are an agreed 300 places in years 12+13. When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHC Plan) where the school is named in the EHC Plan, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in order:

  1. A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989);
  2. A child with a sibling attending the school at the time of application*. Sibling is defined in these arrangements as a child who lives as brother or sister in the same house, including natural, adopted, step and foster brother and sister;
  3. A child of an East Barnet School member of staff, providing that the member has been employed for a minimum of two years at the time of application*, or is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage. ‘Staff’s Child’ is defined in these arrangements as a child who lives as the staff member’s son or daughter in the same house, including natural born, adopted, step and foster son or daughter;
  4. Other children by distance from the school, with priority for admission given to children who live nearest to the school. Distances are measured in a straight line from the main gate of the school to the address point of the child’s main home, as supplied by the Ordinance Survey. The distance between these points is calculated using Barnet Council’s computerised geographical information system (GIS); those living closest to East Barnet School having the highest priority. Random allocation will be used as a tie‐break to decide who has highest priority for admission if the distance between the school and the home of two children is the same. Note: When the over‐subscription criteria are applied to applications made on behalf of twins, triplets and other multiple‐births, they will be selected in random order and places will be offered accordingly. This could result in not all children in a family being offered a place. Where relevant, the remaining child(ren) would be retained automatically on the school’s waiting list and would have priority should any vacancies arise at the school.

* In the case of secondary transfer, ‘time of application’ will be taken as the closing date of the application process.

Admissions Criteria 2021 - 2022

The school has an agreed admission number of 210 pupils in each of years 7 to 11. The school will accordingly admit at least 210 pupils in the relevant age group each year if sufficient applications are received. There are an agreed 300 places in years 12+13. When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHC Plan) where the school is named in the EHC Plan, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in order:

  1. A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989);
  2. A child with a sibling attending the school at the time of application*. Sibling is defined in these arrangements as a child who lives as brother or sister in the same house, including natural, adopted, step and foster brother and sister;
  3. A child of an East Barnet School member of staff, providing that the member has been employed for a minimum of two years at the time of application*, or is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage. ‘Staff’s Child’ is defined in these arrangements as a child who lives as the staff member’s son or daughter in the same house, including natural born, adopted, step and foster son or daughter;
  4. Other children by distance from the school, with priority for admission given to children who live nearest to the school. Distances are measured in a straight line from the main gate of the school to the address point of the child’s main home, as supplied by the Ordinance Survey. The distance between these points is calculated using Barnet Council’s computerised geographical information system (GIS); those living closest to East Barnet School having the highest priority. Random allocation will be used as a tie‐break to decide who has highest priority for admission if the distance between the school and the home of two children is the same. Note: When the over‐subscription criteria are applied to applications made on behalf of twins, triplets and other multiple‐births, they will be selected in random order and places will be offered accordingly. This could result in not all children in a family being offered a place. Where relevant, the remaining child(ren) would be retained automatically on the school’s waiting list and would have priority should any vacancies arise at the school.

* In the case of secondary transfer, ‘time of application’ will be taken as the closing date of the application process.

Admissions Criteria 2022 - 2023

The school has an agreed admission number of 210 pupils in each of years 7 to 11. The school will accordingly admit at least 210 pupils in the relevant age group each year if sufficient applications are received. There are an agreed 300 places in years 12+13. When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHC Plan) where the school is named in the EHC Plan, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in order:

  1. A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989);
  2. A child with a sibling attending the school at the time of application*. Sibling is defined in these arrangements as a child who lives as brother or sister in the same house, including natural, adopted, step and foster brother and sister;
  3. A child of an East Barnet School member of staff, providing that the member has been employed for a minimum of two years at the time of application*, or is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage. ‘Staff’s Child’ is defined in these arrangements as a child who lives as the staff member’s son or daughter in the same house, including natural born, adopted, step and foster son or daughter;
  4. Other children by distance from the school, with priority for admission given to children who live nearest to the school. Distances are measured in a straight line from the main gate of the school to the address point of the child’s main home, as supplied by the Ordinance Survey. The distance between these points is calculated using Barnet Council’s computerised geographical information system (GIS); those living closest to East Barnet School having the highest priority. Random allocation will be used as a tie‐break to decide who has highest priority for admission if the distance between the school and the home of two children is the same. Note: When the over‐subscription criteria are applied to applications made on behalf of twins, triplets and other multiple‐births, they will be selected in random order and places will be offered accordingly. This could result in not all children in a family being offered a place. Where relevant, the remaining child(ren) would be retained automatically on the school’s waiting list and would have priority should any vacancies arise at the school.

* In the case of secondary transfer, ‘time of application’ will be taken as the closing date of the application process.

The process:

  • All secondary school transfer applications MUST be made through the London Borough of Barnet. Further information can be found on their website by clicking here.
  • You can apply for up to six schools on your application, in order of preference. Even if you think you live too far away from the school, it is still worth listing EBS as a preference; if you don't, you definitely won't get a place!
  • Applications usually close on 31st October of the year you are applying, but please check the closing date with the London Borough of Barnet. You will usually hear if your application has been successful at the beginning of March.
  • If you are successful in securing a place for your child in Year 7, you will receive an information pack from the school, which includes all important information, and forms that will need to be filled in. It is very important that these forms are filled in accurately and returned to the school.
  • EBS staff will visit the schools of successful students to learn more about them, and they will also be invited to an introduction day in the summer term. There will also be an evening for parents in the summer term, where we can provide any further information and answer any questions.

Appeals

If you have not been offered a place at EBS, the law entitles you to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority. The appeals are held locally. Information about the appeals can be found here.

Appeals Form

If you wish to appeal, please click here to fill in the Appeal Form. Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form or send your form to your Local Authority. The appeal form is an online form.

You should include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal form and you MUST give the grounds for your appeal at the time you lodge your appeal form. Your appeal form will not be accepted unless you state the grounds for your appeal. You may appeal for more than one school.

Stages Deadline Date
Last day for lodging appeal forms for a place in Year 7 to start in September 2020. 4pm on Tuesday 31st March 2020 to guarantee appeal will be heard in the first tranche. Appeals lodged later may not be heard until the second tranche which could be in September 2020. You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply any documentary evidence at this stage.
The stage 1 part of the hearing (with other parents present) will take place locally. Friday 15th May 2020
Part 2, the individual private hearings will take place. Friday 15th May 2020
Invitation letter giving details about your hearing will be sent by the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel. At least 10 school days before the stage 1 hearing.
Any additional supporting evidence. Friday 8th May 2020. Additional paperwork received on the day of the appeal hearing will not be taken into account. Please provide the Clerk with FIVE copies of any additional evidence, submitted in A4 format and NOT bound (may be stapled top left hand corner). Paperwork submitted with your appeal form does not need to include five copies.
Letter from the Clerk informing you of the decision of the independent appeal panel. Due to the high number of appeals held at this time, this may not be sent until up to 2 weeks after the last hearing for the school.

 

In-Year Admissions

If you wish to apply for a place at EBS, this MUST be done through the London Borough of Barnet who co-ordinate all applications in the borough.  All applications are duly considered in accordance with our published admission criteria. If we are unable to offer you a place, Barnet will inform you of our decision and that of any other school that you applied for. You will then be placed on the school’s waiting list (which is kept in the order of our published admissions criteria) and be given your statutory right to appeal for a place at the school if you so choose.

Admissions Criteria

Our Admissions Criteria can be found below. This displays the current admission criteria for secondary school transfer and the allocation of spare places made during the school year, and is for students who joined EBS in September 2019 and the criteria for admissions in school years 2020-21 and 2021-22.

Admissions Criteria 2020 - 2021

The school has an agreed admission number of 210 pupils in each of years 7 to 11. The school will accordingly admit at least 210 pupils in the relevant age group each year if sufficient applications are received. There are an agreed 300 places in years 12+13. When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHC Plan) where the school is named in the EHC Plan, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in order:

  1. A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989);
  2. A child with a sibling attending the school at the time of application*. Sibling is defined in these arrangements as a child who lives as brother or sister in the same house, including natural, adopted, step and foster brother and sister;
  3. A child of an East Barnet School member of staff, providing that the member has been employed for a minimum of two years at the time of application*, or is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage. ‘Staff’s Child’ is defined in these arrangements as a child who lives as the staff member’s son or daughter in the same house, including natural born, adopted, step and foster son or daughter;
  4. Other children by distance from the school, with priority for admission given to children who live nearest to the school. Distances are measured in a straight line from the main gate of the school to the address point of the child’s main home, as supplied by the Ordinance Survey. The distance between these points is calculated using Barnet Council’s computerised geographical information system (GIS); those living closest to East Barnet School having the highest priority. Random allocation will be used as a tie‐break to decide who has highest priority for admission if the distance between the school and the home of two children is the same. Note: When the over‐subscription criteria are applied to applications made on behalf of twins, triplets and other multiple‐births, they will be selected in random order and places will be offered accordingly. This could result in not all children in a family being offered a place. Where relevant, the remaining child(ren) would be retained automatically on the school’s waiting list and would have priority should any vacancies arise at the school.

* In the case of secondary transfer, ‘time of application’ will be taken as the closing date of the application process.

Admissions Criteria 2021 - 2022

The school has an agreed admission number of 210 pupils in each of years 7 to 11. The school will accordingly admit at least 210 pupils in the relevant age group each year if sufficient applications are received. There are an agreed 300 places in years 12+13. When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHC Plan) where the school is named in the EHC Plan, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in order:

  1. A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989);
  2. A child with a sibling attending the school at the time of application*. Sibling is defined in these arrangements as a child who lives as brother or sister in the same house, including natural, adopted, step and foster brother and sister;
  3. A child of an East Barnet School member of staff, providing that the member has been employed for a minimum of two years at the time of application*, or is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage. ‘Staff’s Child’ is defined in these arrangements as a child who lives as the staff member’s son or daughter in the same house, including natural born, adopted, step and foster son or daughter;
  4. Other children by distance from the school, with priority for admission given to children who live nearest to the school. Distances are measured in a straight line from the main gate of the school to the address point of the child’s main home, as supplied by the Ordinance Survey. The distance between these points is calculated using Barnet Council’s computerised geographical information system (GIS); those living closest to East Barnet School having the highest priority. Random allocation will be used as a tie‐break to decide who has highest priority for admission if the distance between the school and the home of two children is the same. Note: When the over‐subscription criteria are applied to applications made on behalf of twins, triplets and other multiple‐births, they will be selected in random order and places will be offered accordingly. This could result in not all children in a family being offered a place. Where relevant, the remaining child(ren) would be retained automatically on the school’s waiting list and would have priority should any vacancies arise at the school.

* In the case of secondary transfer, ‘time of application’ will be taken as the closing date of the application process.

Admissions Criteria 2022 - 2023

The school has an agreed admission number of 210 pupils in each of years 7 to 11. The school will accordingly admit at least 210 pupils in the relevant age group each year if sufficient applications are received. There are an agreed 300 places in years 12+13. When the school is oversubscribed, after the admission of pupils with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHC Plan) where the school is named in the EHC Plan, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in order:

  1. A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously looked after but immediately after being looked after became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order. A looked after child is a child who is (a) in the care of a local authority, or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see the definition in section 22(1) of the Children Act 1989);
  2. A child with a sibling attending the school at the time of application*. Sibling is defined in these arrangements as a child who lives as brother or sister in the same house, including natural, adopted, step and foster brother and sister;
  3. A child of an East Barnet School member of staff, providing that the member has been employed for a minimum of two years at the time of application*, or is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage. ‘Staff’s Child’ is defined in these arrangements as a child who lives as the staff member’s son or daughter in the same house, including natural born, adopted, step and foster son or daughter;
  4. Other children by distance from the school, with priority for admission given to children who live nearest to the school. Distances are measured in a straight line from the main gate of the school to the address point of the child’s main home, as supplied by the Ordinance Survey. The distance between these points is calculated using Barnet Council’s computerised geographical information system (GIS); those living closest to East Barnet School having the highest priority. Random allocation will be used as a tie‐break to decide who has highest priority for admission if the distance between the school and the home of two children is the same. Note: When the over‐subscription criteria are applied to applications made on behalf of twins, triplets and other multiple‐births, they will be selected in random order and places will be offered accordingly. This could result in not all children in a family being offered a place. Where relevant, the remaining child(ren) would be retained automatically on the school’s waiting list and would have priority should any vacancies arise at the school.

* In the case of secondary transfer, ‘time of application’ will be taken as the closing date of the application process.

Appeals

These appeals are heard within 30 school days of the appeal form being lodged with the Clerk. Unless you waive this right, you will be given 10 school days’ notice of the hearing. Additional evidence must be sent to the Clerk to the panel not later than 5 working days before the hearing. Decision letters are dispatched 5 working days after the hearing. The in-year appeal form can be downloaded here.

Where to send the completed form:

clerk@educationappeals.com

By Post:

Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel
PO Box 367,
Cuffley,
Herts
EN6 4XZ

Sixth Form Admissions

Sixth Form applications are processed directly by the school. Many factors are taken into consideration when deciding whether or not an applicant is suitable for East Barnet School. If you are unsuccessful in securing a place, you have the option to appeal.

Admissions Criteria

Our Admissions Criteria can be found below. This displays the current Admission Criteria for Sixth Form, and is for students who joined EBS in September 2019 and the criteria for admissions in school years 2020-21 and 2021-22.

Sixth Form Admissions Criteria 2020 - 2021

Admission to the Sixth Form at East Barnet School is not automatic and students will need to have attained the academic requirements for the proposed course of study. Further information about Sixth Form Admissions; the courses on offer; and particular requirements to study will be published in the Spring Term each year.

The Sixth Form has an agreed capacity of 300 students. Places are offered to both internal and external applicants. Current Y11 students, if they are predicted to achieve grades in line with the Sixth Form prospectus, are offered provisional places in January. Firm places are offered to students following the publication of summer results.

Applications received by the closing date from external students will be considered on the following priority basis:

  • Looked after children and previously looked after children who meet the academic entry criteria.
  • Students who at the time of admission have a sibling at the school and who are predicted the grades in line with the Sixth Form admissions criteria.
  • Students who live within a reasonable distance of the school and who are predicted the grades in line with the sixth form admissions criteria.

All offers are subject to students achieving the grades required by subject areas as detailed in the prospectus. The closing date for external applications is the end of December. Provisional offers should be made by 1st February.

Students who apply later than the closing date or who are not offered a place on the grounds of distance may request to be placed on a waiting list which will be reviewed following the publication of results when some places may become available.

Oversubscription
In the case of oversubscription, the above priority criteria will be used to allocate places.

Sixth Form Admissions Criteria 2021 - 2022

Admission to the Sixth Form at East Barnet School is not automatic and students will need to have attained the academic requirements for the proposed course of study. Further information about Sixth Form Admissions; the courses on offer; and particular requirements to study will be published in the Spring Term each year.

The Sixth Form has an agreed capacity of 300 students. Places are offered to both internal and external applicants. Current Y11 students, if they are predicted to achieve grades in line with the Sixth Form prospectus, are offered provisional places in January. Firm places are offered to students following the publication of summer results.

Applications received by the closing date from external students will be considered on the following priority basis:

  • Looked after children and previously looked after children who meet the academic entry criteria.
  • Students who at the time of admission have a sibling at the school and who are predicted the grades in line with the Sixth Form admissions criteria.
  • Students who live within a reasonable distance of the school and who are predicted the grades in line with the sixth form admissions criteria.

All offers are subject to students achieving the grades required by subject areas as detailed in the prospectus. The closing date for external applications is the end of December. Provisional offers should be made by 1st February.

Students who apply later than the closing date or who are not offered a place on the grounds of distance may request to be placed on a waiting list which will be reviewed following the publication of results when some places may become available.

Oversubscription
In the case of oversubscription, the above priority criteria will be used to allocate places.

Sixth Form Admissions Criteria 2022 - 2023

Admission to the Sixth Form at East Barnet School is not automatic and students will need to have attained the academic requirements for the proposed course of study. Further information about Sixth Form Admissions; the courses on offer; and particular requirements to study will be published in the Spring Term each year.

The Sixth Form has an agreed capacity of 300 students. Places are offered to both internal and external applicants. Current Y11 students, if they are predicted to achieve grades in line with the Sixth Form prospectus, are offered provisional places in January. Firm places are offered to students following the publication of summer results.

Applications received by the closing date from external students will be considered on the following priority basis:

  • Looked after children and previously looked after children who meet the academic entry criteria.
  • Students who at the time of admission have a sibling at the school and who are predicted the grades in line with the Sixth Form admissions criteria.
  • Students who live within a reasonable distance of the school and who are predicted the grades in line with the sixth form admissions criteria.

All offers are subject to students achieving the grades required by subject areas as detailed in the prospectus. The closing date for external applications is the end of December. Provisional offers should be made by 1st February.

Students who apply later than the closing date or who are not offered a place on the grounds of distance may request to be placed on a waiting list which will be reviewed following the publication of results when some places may become available.

Oversubscription
In the case of oversubscription, the above priority criteria will be used to allocate places.

Apply

One application form is for internal students (those already at EBS), and one for external students (new applicants to the school). Neither form can be completed electronically; please print the correct form and complete. The application is a two-page document. Applicants should complete page one, then pass both pages to their school for a reference. The applicant’s school will forward the completed application to us. Both pages must be returned together.

The application deadline for 2020/2021 has now passed. Watch this space for the application dates for 2021/2022.

Appeals

To appeal to the Sixth Form, please complete the online form by click here.

Stages Deadline Date
Last day for lodging appeals. 4pm on Thursday 27th August 2020 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard within the first weeks of September. You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply any documentary evidence at this stage. Please note the timetable is very short to enable those appellants who win appeals to start as early into the school year as possible.
Appeal date The date will be during the month of September 2020.

The Sixth Form Application Process

1

Visit the EBS Open Evening

The Sixth Form Open Evening is normally in November and will give potential applicants a good idea of the school and what it has to offer.

2

Pick up a Prospectus

The Sixth Form Prospectus contains all the courses that are currently on offer at EBS and the entry requirements to be able to join each course.

3

Complete The Application Form

Now is the time to complete the application form and put down your course choices. Remember there are two different form for internal/external students.

4

Interviewing Process

If the Sixth Form Team like your application, you will be invited to the school to attend an interview. The outcome of this interview will determine your success at EBS.

5

Congratulations

If you are successful, you will receive all the relevant information for the next stages of joining the EBS community, such as attending introduction days at the school.

6

Appeals

If you were unsuccessful in your application to the school, you will have the opportunity to appeal to an independent board, separate to the school.

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