London Borough of Barnet

Secondary school admissions

Full details of the admission arrangements for entry to Barnet secondary schools can be found in our brochure A guide to secondary school education in Barnet 2014.

Admissions for entry into secondary school in September 2014

If your child was born between 1 September 2002 and 31 August 2003 you will need to apply to your home council for a place in a secondary school for the 2014/2015 academic year.

  • You should submit your application online using the eAdmissions website
  • the application process opens online on 1 September 2013
  • the closing date for applications is 31 October 2013
  • you will be posted a letter on 3 March 2014 notifying you of the outcome (online results will be available in the evening of 3 March).

Making your application - important points to remember

  • you can list a maximum of six schools in the order you prefer them, there is no advantage in listing only one school. You are strongly advised to include at least one local community school as one of your preferences to ensure that your child secures a school place for 2014/15
  • if all the preferences you make are unrealistic you are unlikely to secure a place at any of the named schools
  • attend the Open Evenings of the schools that you are intetrested in (dates and times below)
  • if your child has a statement of special educational needs (SEN) any queries you have about your child's application should be addressed to your SEN caseworker. Further information is available in the SEN Secondary Transfer Guide
  • you will be told why you have received an offer or a refusal, and where relevant, parents can stay on waiting lists and appeal against the decisions not to offer places
  • once you have been offered a place at a school of your preference your child will not normally be considered for alternative lower ranked schools and you would not be expected to appeal for a place at these schools
  • after 31 March 2014, the council will retain waiting lists for the oversubscribed community schools and accept further applications for community schools with vacancies. The council will make further offers from the waiting lists as and when places become available
  • please remember that only a small number of places are expected to become available to offer after 3 March 2014 at schools that are full. This is because few children will receive more than one offer on that date
  • if you are a Barnet resident whose child has not been offered a place at one of your preferred schools and you do not wish to accept a place at a Barnet school that has vacancies, you will become responsible for securing suitable education for your child
  • if you are not a Barnet resident you must apply for a school place on the Common Application Form provided by the borough in which you live. Check neighbouring borough admissions for further information.

Open Evenings

  • Download the 2013 Open Evening Dates for 2014 intake.

Test Dates

Selection tests at Barnet schools 2013

Test Dates

Deadline for Test Applications

Ashmole Academy

Musical Aptitude ~ Sat 15 June

Music Auditions ~ Mon 8 and Tues 9 July

Fri 24 May

The Henrietta Barnett School

Tues 17 and Wed 18 September

Fri 19 July (online)

Fri 26 July (postal)

Mill Hill High School

1st Aptitude test* ~ Sat 15 June

Music Auditions ~ Sat 29 June and Sat 6 July

Dance Auditions ~ Sat 22 June and Sat 13 July

2nd Aptitude test ~ Sat 7 September

*Verbal Reasoning

**Non-Verbal Reasoning & Mathematics

Tues 28 May

Queen Elizabeth’s Boys’ School

Wed 25 September

Mon 2 September

St Mary’s & St John’s CE School

1st Musical Aptitude test ~ Tues 24 September

2nd Musical Aptitude test ~ Sat 12 October

Mon 16 September

St Michael’s Catholic Grammar School

Fri 13 September

Tues 9 July

Note: Mill Hill High School and Dame Alice Owen’s in Hertfordshire both have secondary transfer tests on Saturday 7th September 2013. The schools are working together to allocate suitable time slots to enable children to take tests at both schools on this day.

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School admissions

Enquiries: Contact us online

Tel: 020 8359 7651

Fax: 0870 889 6799

Brent School Admissions

Tel: 020 8937 3110

www.brent.gov.uk

Camden School Admissions

Tel: 020 7974 1625

www.camden.gov.uk

Enfield School Admissions

Tel: 020 8379 5501

www.enfield.gov.uk/admissions

Haringey school admissions

Tel: 020 8489 1000

www.haringey.gov.uk/admissions

Harrow school admissions

Tel: 020 8901 2620

www.harrow.gov.uk/admissions

Hertfordshire school admissions

Tel: 0300 123 4043

www.hertsdirect.org