Appeals for Academic Year 2013/14
If you wish to appeal for a Reception place for the academic year 2013/14, please send a letter in writing to the school. The deadline is 3.30pm on Monday 3 June 2013. Parents are required to set out the grounds of their appeal.
Reception applications for September 2014
Our admissions criteria for the academic year starting September 2014 were published on 3rd January 2013. Following a public consultation, the Governing Body approved the criteria on 21st March.
Prospective parents need to enrol on the London Borough of Barnet website via this link, where you will find the online application form for the London Borough of Barnet. You will also need to submit a Supplementary Application Form.
The criteria and Supplementary Appliction Form for 2014/15 can be found here:
Please note that you will also be required to provide proof of address and the relevant documentation as indicated on the Supplementary Form.
Background information on the September 2014 criteria
The Governing Body received 45 responses to the consultation and each one was carefully considered by governors before the meeting. The Governors decided to implement the proposed criteria, which remove the 5-1 ratio for admissions in 2014. Priority will still be given to children from families who demonstrate a commitment to Reform or Liberal Judaism or New North London Synagogue. The reasons for this decision emerged clearly in the meeting and relate to the need for our Admission Criteria to be clear, objective and easy to understand, thus making them more compliant with the new School Admissions Code which became operational from 1st February 2012.
The Governing Body is proud of Akiva’s progressive Jewish ethos and is very clear that this decision in no way affects or changes the ethos of the school.
Additionally, if you are considering applying for a place for September 2014, please be aware of the following advice from the Board of Deputies of British Jews, explaining that local authorities will inform parents of their school offers during Passover that year.
Reception applications for September 2013
Our admissions criteria for the academic year starting September 2013 can be found here:
The deadline for sending in the forms for 2013/14 was 15th January 2013.
In year applications (prior to September 2013)
If you are looking for a place at Akiva School in the current academic year 2012-13, then please look at our admissions criteria below (please click the links).