The school was originally established (in 1845) to serve the children of the parish, regardless of their religious beliefs, in a time when nearly all schools were founded by their local churches. We continue with this desire to welcome everyone and wish to serve those families who live locally, as well as those who would like a Christian education for their children.
The Governors of Christ Church School aim to admit the maximum of 30 children into the Reception class and 26 children to the nursery class each year.
Our admission criteria consists of both Foundation places, for children of families who attend Christian (Trinitarian) churches, and Community places, for children of families who live in our local area. These places are allocated equally, following the allocation of sibling places. Please see our Admissions Arrangements for full details.
Admissions to our Nursery class follows the same criteria, if there is over-subscription. We have places for up to 52 children, (full and part-time) and provision for extending their hours beyond the statutory free entitlement (15 hours a week). We can also offer 30 hours free provision for families with this entitlement.
If you are considering our nursery or our school for your child, we would like to invite you to visit us, please contact the school to arrange a convenient time. We look forward to meeting you.
Application Forms and Process
All applications for Nursery places are handled by the school. Please contact the School Office for forms, and to enquire about availability of places.
Applications for Reception and higher classes are coordinated by the Local Authority, and parents should apply online through the Barnet Admissions Procedure.
Parents wishing to apply for a Foundation (church-based) place must apply to the borough and also complete our Supplementary Information Form(SIF), which is returned to the school office.
If you are applying for a community place there is no need to complete the SIF.
The governors typically have three policies current at any one time. We review the policy each year, about twenty months in advance, and submit it to the Diocese of London and to the Local Authority for approval. It is then open for public consultation, before being formally published.
Please click on the links below to view our admission documents:
To contribute to the consultation on our policy, please email the chair of governors.
Waiting Lists for other year groups (In-year Admissions)
The Local Authority holds waiting lists for all classes, and details of how these lists are prioritised are given in our Admissions policies. Please note that waiting lists can be very fluid, and new applicants applying to the school are placed on the waiting list in criteria order, and as such can be placed above existing applicants. Also, existing applicants can move within the lists, if their circumstances change (for example, they move house, attend church regularly, or a sibling gets a place at the school).
If a vacancy occurs, the school will ensure that the waiting list is correctly ranked, and any new applicants have been included, before offering the place. The governors will not meet to re-rank waiting lists unless there are a large number of new applicants who need to be ranked. The School Office will rank and oversee the waiting list.