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Admission Arrangements September 2024

Admission Arrangements September 2024

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) Internationally adopted previously looked after children (IAPLAC), children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.

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

(iii) Children who, at the time of admission, have a sibling living at the same address in Years 7-13 at the school. Siblings will include step siblings, foster siblings and adopted siblings. It will not include other children living permanently at the same address.

(iv) Children of members of staff at 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.)

(v) 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 the main gate of the school on East End Road using the Council’s geographical information system. Places will be offered to the child/ren living nearest the school.

(vi) 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 Years 7-11 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.

Appeal Dates and Information

If you have not been offered a place following an in year application, the law entitles you to appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority. Appeals for In year admissions are held online.

Please note that you can only appeal if you have been refused a place in writing after making a formal application. The links below are NOT application forms.

If you wish to appeal, please use this link to complete your appeal online. Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form or send your form to your local authority. It is suggested that you download the explanatory booklet about appeals which you should read before you complete the appeal form. Booklet Link 


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.

Please note that the online form will ask you to download two utility bills dated in the last THREE months. If you do not have access to a scanner, please take two photographs with a mobile phone and upload the photographic files.

If you wish to contact the clerk – email : clerk@educationappeals.com
If the appeal link does not work type in the URL address box: www.edap.link/myschoolappeal

Information about Secondary Transfer appeals will be posted on this website before 28 February 2024.

The timetable for ‘in-year’ appeals is as follows: -

Last day for lodging appeal forms

20 School days after the decision letter informing you

that you had not been offered a place.

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 hearing. This MAY be
e mailed.

Any additional supporting evidence

FIVE working days before your hearing. 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 by POST. 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. These
should be sent to PO BOX 367, Cuffley, Herts, EN6 4XZ.

Letter from the Clerk informing you of the
decision of the independent appeal panel

Usually within 5 - 10 school days after the hearing.

Timetable for appeals for the 6th form is as follows:-

Last day for Lodging appeals

4pm on Thursday 31 August 2023 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard within the first weeks of September. You MUST state the reasons for your appeal on the online form and supply any documentary evidence at this stage e.g. a copy of your result sheet.

Please note the timetable is very short to enable those appellants who win appeals to start as early into the school year as possible. 

Click here for the 6th form appeal form

Appeal date

The date will be during the month of September 2023.