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Free schools and academies

  • Schools and education

The council is supportive of the development of free schools to meet local requirements where there is evidence of demand, a robust business case and available property.

Free schools can play an important role in meeting the growing pressure for school places, and we encourage groups to engage with us early and work collaboratively to ensure any free schools are reflected in overall strategic planning.

Barnet has the following free schools:

  • Etz Chaim Primary opened in September 2011
  • Rimon (Golder’s Green) Primary opened in September 2012
  • Alma Primary opened in September 2013
  • The Archer Academy is a secondary free school which opened in September 2013
  • St Andrew the Apostle, Greek Orthodox School is a secondary free school which opened in September 2013
  • Watling Park is a primary free school which opened in September 2015

If you are a free school proposer and would like to make contact with the council please email newschool@barnet.gov.uk

Barnet currently has 9 primary academies and 15 secondary academies. Some schools are in the process of academy conversion.


  • First Contact
  • North London Business Park (NLBP), Oakleigh Road South, London N11 1NP
  • Tel: 020 8359 2000
  • FAX: 0870 889 7458

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