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Admission Arrangements September 2020

Our admissions to the main school for 2020-2021 are unchanged from last year.

The only variation is for Sixth Form Admissions where the changes are a result of national changes to the exams system with students now graded from 1-9.

Admission Arrangements 2019

Transfer at age 11

Christ’s College Finchley is an Independent State Academy.

The application process is administered by your home local authority, as part of the Pan London Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme.

Applications should be made via the eAdmissions website 



Where the school is over-subscribed, places will be allocated in the following order:

(i) Children applying who are in the care of a local authority or who were previously in care but who have since been adopted or made the subject of a residence or special guardianship order.

(ii) Children who, at the time of admission, have a sibling living at the same address in Years 7-11 at the school (or who is in Years 12 or 13 if they previously attended in Years 7-11 for at least one year). Siblings will include step siblings, foster siblings and adopted siblings. It will not include other children living permanently at the same address.

(iii) (Children of members of staff at either Christ’s College Finchley provided they have been directly employed at the school for a minimum of one year or have been recruited to fill a post where there is a demonstrable skills shortage. (The definition of a direct employee is an employee holding a contract of employment with the school.)

(iv) Remaining places will be offered on a geographical basis (the basis of distance from the school) measuring the shortest distance in a straight line from the front door of the child’s home to a point at the centre of the school main building using the Council’s geographical information system (See notes below). Places will be offered to the child/ren living nearest the school.

(v) Where a child lives with parents with shared responsibility, (with each parent for part of a week), the child’s home address will be taken to be the address of the main parent/carer eligible to receive Child Benefit and/or Child Tax Credit.

Later or mid-year admissions

All later or mid-year admissions into Year 7 will be processed by the Local Authority where the school is situated.

Parents who live in the Borough of Barnet and wish to apply for places at Barnet schools should apply online at www.barnet.gov.uk/school-admissions. Where parents live outside of the Barnet Local Authority they should contact their relevant Local Authority to obtain information about the application process.  Contact details of neighbouring local authorities can be found on London Borough of Barnet’s website.

For further information please call 020 8349 3581


In year or immediate entry admission appeals

If you have not been offered a place at Christ’s College, 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 at the school.

If you wish to appeal, please download an Appeal Form (available HERE). Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form or send your form to your local authority. The appeal form is in Word format.

The panel would prefer the form to be typed, but handwritten forms are acceptable in black ink. Please ensure that the clerk can read your details including telephone numbers and e mail addresses. ‘Signatures’ may be typed.

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.

The timetable for appeals is as follows: -

Last day for lodging appeal forms for a place in year 7 to start in September 2020

4pm on Tuesday 31 March 2020 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard in the first tranche of appeals.  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. Appeal forms and other information may be emailed to

clerk@educationappeals.com (preferred method) or posted to Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel, PO Box 367, Cuffley, Herts, EN6 4XZ.

The stage 1 (with other parents present) and stage 2 parts of the hearing will take place at the school. 

Thursday 11 June 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

Thursday 4 June 2020. You are advised that 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. All such evidence to be submitted in A4 format and NOT bound, but may be stapled on the top left hand corner.  Paperwork submitted with your appeal form does not need to include 5 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.

Timetable for appeals for mid-term applications is as follows:-

Last day for lodging appeal forms following a refusal for a place mid-term.

20 school days upon receipt of your letter of refusal.  You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply documentary evidence at this stage. Appeal forms and other information may be emailed or posted to Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel, PO Box 367, Cuffley, Herts, EN6 4XZ. Appeals are held within 30 school days of the receipt of the appeal form.

Governor's Appeal Statement