Admissions

The London Borough of Barnet handle the admissions process for the school.

Please contact them on 020 8359 7651 or visit the admissions website for further information.

However, visits to the school are always welcome. Please contact the office on 020 8359 5430 to arrange an appointment. 

Criteria for admission to Broadfields

  1. Children who are ‘looked after’ or ‘previously looked after’ and children who were adopted (or subject to residence orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following having been ‘looked after’. See notes below.
  2. Other children whom the Governors accept have an exceptional medical, social or other need that the school is particularly able to meet. Applications in this category will be considered only if they are supported by an attached written statement from a doctor, social worker or other appropriate professional. Parents must demonstrate that there is a very specific connection between the child’s need and the particular school. Difficulties with child care arrangements because of work or other commitments would not be grounds for priority under this category. Information not provided at the time the application is submitted may not be considered at a later date.
  3. Children who, at the time of admission, have a sibling (brother or sister) living at the same address who already attends the school, siblings would include half, step, adoptive and foster siblings provided they also live at the same address as the applicant.
  4. The child of a Broadfields School member of staff, providing that the member has been employed for a minimum of two years at the time of application*, or is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage. Such a child is defined in these arrangements as a child who lives as the staff member’s son or daughter in the same house, including natural born, adopted, step and foster son or daughter.
  5. Remaining places are offered on a geographical basis determined by the proximity of the child’s home to the school, with those living nearer being accorded the higher priority, measuring distance in a straight line from the school main gate.

Notes:

 

* ‘time of application’ will be taken as the closing date for the application process

Unless otherwise stated distances are measured from the address point for the child’s home, supplied by the Post Office, to the school’s main gate. The distance between these points is calculated using the Council’s computerised geographical information system.

Tie Breaker – distance will be used as a tie-breaker within each category.

Final Tie Breaker – applicants from the same block of flats, or applicants who live the same distance from the school will be selected in random order and places will be offered accordingly.

Applications made on behalf of twins or triplets – if only one place is available at the school and the next child who qualifies for a place is one of multiple birth siblings, the Governors will give priority to these children and go over their published admission number to support the family. These children will be deemed as ‘excepted’ pupils under infant class size legislation.

‘Looked after’ children are those being cared for by a local authority or provided with accommodation by that authority in accordance with Section 22 of the Children Act 1989. This Act only applies to England and Wales, which means that a child has to be looked after by an English or Welsh local authority in order to be given priority for admission.

Previously ‘looked after’ children are those who were adopted (or subject to residence orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following having been ‘looked after’

An adopted child is defined by section 46 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002. The Adoption and Children Act 2002 came into force in December 2005. This means that children adopted between 1989 and December 2005 under the Adoption Act 1976 would not be given priority for admission.

A residence order is defined by section 8 of the Children Act 1989. A special guardianship order is defined by section 14A of the Children Act 1989

 

Please apply through the London Borough of Barnet for a place at the school.











Roseberry Drive, Edgware, Middlesex, HA8 8JP

020 8359 5430

office@broadfields.net