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 2015.

Admissions for entry into secondary school in September 2015

If your child was born between 1 September 2003 and 31 August 2004 you will need to apply to your home council for a place in a secondary school for the 2015/2016 academic year.

  • you should submit your application online using the eAdmissions website
  • the application process opens online on 1 September 2014
  • the closing date for applications is 31 October 2014
  • you will be posted a letter on 2 March 2015 notifying you of the outcome (online results will be available in the evening of 2 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 2015/16
  • 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 interested in (dates and times below)
  • if your child has a statement of special educational needs (SEN), you will be contacted by the SEN Team in the Autumn Term with an amended proposed statement and information to enable you to express a preference for secondary school
  • 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 2015, 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 2 March 2015 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

Open Evenings

  • Download the 2014 Open Evening Dates for 2015 intake.

Test Dates

Selection tests at Barnet schools 2014

Test Dates

Deadline for Test Applications

Ashmole Academy

Musical Aptitude ~ Sat 14 June

Music Auditions ~ Tues 8 and Wed 9 July

Fri 23 May

The Henrietta Barnett School

Wed 17 September

Fri 18 July (online)

Weds 23 July (postal)

Mill Hill High School

1st Aptitude test* ~ Sat 14 June

Music Auditions ~ Sat 28 June and Sat 5 July

Dance Auditions ~ Sat 21 June and Sat 12 July

2nd Aptitude test** ~ Sat 6 September

*Verbal Reasoning

**Non-Verbal Reasoning & Mathematics

Wed 28 May

Queen Elizabeth's Boys' School

Tues 23 September

Wed 23 July

St Mary's & St John's CE School

1st Musical Aptitude test ~ Tues 23 September

2nd Musical Aptitude test ~ Sat 11 October

Mon 15 September

St Michael's Catholic Grammar School

Fri 12 September

Tues 8 July

 Note: Mill Hill High School and Dame Alice Owen's both have secondary transfer tests on Saturday 6 September 2014.  To enable children to take both tests the schools have arranged for the Dame Alice Owen tests to take place in the morning and the Mill Hill High tests in the afternoon.

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