The Admissions process is often complex and can seem daunting to prospective parents.  This is a brief guide to admissions at Childs Hill School.  We hold regular tours of the school for prospective parents, if you would like to join a tour please contact the Administration Team on 020 8452 4531 or email

Admission to Childs Hill Nursery

Childs Hill School offers full time and part time nursery places.  We hold regular tours of the school for prospective parents, if you would like to join a tour please contact the Administration Team on 020 8452 4531.

Full time places are from 8.30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday (term time only) and part time places are for 3 hours per day mornings session: 8:30am to 11:30am or afternoon session: 12:30pm to 3:30pm.  

All families are eligible for 15 hours per week free nursery education.   If you would like to apply for a nursery place complete the nursery application form (see guidance notes below) and return to the school office

Completing the Application Form:

Please state if you have a preference full time or part time place.  If you are applying for a part time place please state if you have a preference for morning or afternoon nursery, we will do our best to accommodate you, but we cannot guarantee that you will get your preference.  Return your completed form with the following documents:

  • Proof of date of birth for your child, an original Birth Certificate or Current Passport must be presented, (the admin team will copy and return it to you on the day).
  • Proof of Parents home address-we require two different proofs, we accept Utility Bills, Council Tax, Rent Agreements, Inland Revenue letters. Unfortunately we cannot accept mobile phone contracts.

Nursery Admission Criteria:

  1. Children who have a special educational need
  2. Siblings-must have a brother or sister currently at Childs Hill school
  3. Geographical-families who live close to the school, (the distance changes depending on the number of eligible applications at the specific intake period).

Please contact the Administration Team if you need any further clarification: 020 8452 4531

Admission to Reception

Children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 are due to start primary school from September 2018.  The deadline for applications is 15 January 2018.  Admissions to Reception class are dealt with by the London Borough of Barnet.  Follow the link for further information about the application process primary school admissions in Barnet

In year admissions

All in year admissions are dealt with by the London Borough of Barnet.  Follow the link for further infromation

Admissions to Pathways

Referrals for admission will come from the Local Authority.  The maximum number of pupils will not exceed the agreed number of funded places by the Local Authority. Admitting children over this number would be incompatible with the efficient use of resources and education of others. Children will not be admitted if it would be unsuitable for their age, ability, aptitude or SEN needs. Siblings are not automatically admitted to the Pathways provision.


The referrals for admission are considered by the Head teacher and Pathways SENCo to ensure that the following criteria are met:


  • The child has an Educational and Health and Care Plan with a clear diagnosis of ASD
  • ASD is the primary need of the child and their learning difficulties are not a significant barrier to their performance
  • Pupil’s performance in English should indicate a potential to achieve within range of P7-Year 1 at KS1 and Year 1 and above at KS2
  • Formal and informal assessments indicate that pupils at a pre-school age are working within the ‘broadly average range’ of 22 to 36 months as assessed by the EY setting, e.g. making recognisable vocalisations paired with communicative intent; engagement with the environment; following simple instructions, engagement in imaginary play, display of joint attention, ability to focus attention to adult led tasks for short periods of time, initiating bids for interaction
  • The child has the potential to benefit from the flexible setting offered by a specialist provision within a mainstream school
  • The child has the potential to access the national curriculum at an age-appropriate level in some areas as to allow for integration into the main school in these areas
  • Parents/carers will accept that members of the school community will be aware of their child’s diagnosis
  • The child with appropriate support, has the potential to conform with the behaviour standards as expressed in the school’s Relationships Policy


Placement will be agreed if;


  • The school can meet the child’s needs
  • The parents are in agreement with the strategies used at the school, and are willing to support these by following them at home
  • There is no evidence of severe or complex learning difficulties in addition to autism.
  • There is a vacancy in the appropriate age group and the provision is not already full as agreed
  • It is compatible with the interests of other children already in the school
  • It is an efficient use of available resources, i.e. 1:1 support is not needed indefinitely