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.
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
Appeal Dates and Information
you have not been offered a place at Christ's College Finchley, 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. Until further notice, these appeals are held online using Zoom Video conferencing or you can opt to join the hearing by telephone.
The closing date for appeals is 20 school days after the refusal letter.
If you wish to appeal you need to use the online form. Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form. We would suggest that you download or read online the 36 page explanatory booklet about appeals before you complete the appeal form. Once your form is submitted online, you should receive a confirmation e mail within 5 minutes. If you do not, please e mail email@example.com
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. Any evidence or supporting material can be uploaded, but the online form will only accept, word, PDF and JPEG documents. You may appeal for more than one school.
The ‘in year’ timetable for appeals is as follows: -
- Appeals are heard within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.
- You will normally be given 10 school days notice of the hearing, but parents have the option to waive this right.
- The school’s prejudice to education case is normally sent about a week before the hearing.
- Five copies of any additional information must be posted to the Clerk at least 5 school days before the hearing. (Clerk to IAP, PO Box 367, Cuffley, Herts, EN6 4XZ)
- Usually parents receive the panel’s decision letter 5 school days after the hearing.