Childs Hill & Claremont Federation


Admission to Reception

If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 they will start reception in September in 2024.  Read more about primary school admissions in the London Borough of Barnet

Key dates for your application

  • Applications open 1 September 2023
  • Deadline for applications 15 January 2024
  • School place offers (National Offer Day) 16 April 2024 

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 Eadmissions App

Admission to Childs Hill Nursery

Childs Hill School offers full time and part time nursery places.  

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.  

We offer 15 hours free nursery education to eligible 3 & 4 year olds.  We offer 15 and 30 hours per week free nursery education to eligible 3 and 4 year olds. Visit the following website for more information and to check the eligibility criteria for Free Early Education Funding for 3 & 4 year olds.  

Childcare Choices

Nursery Admission Criteria:

  1. Siblings-must have a brother or sister currently at Childs Hill school

  2. 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; email:

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. 

Nursery Application Form If you would like to apply for a nursery place complete the nursery application form (see guidance notes below) and returrn with the following documents to the school office.

  • 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 Bank statements, Utility Bills, Council Tax or Inland Revenue letters which must be dated within the last 3 months. Unfortunately we cannot accept mobile phone contracts.

  • For 30 hour places please also supply your 30 hour eligbility code (this is an 11 digit code from HRMC)

In year admissions

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

Barnet In-year Admissions

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 may 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

What is the Local Offer?

  • Local Authorities and schools are required to publish and review information about educational provision available for children and young people with SEND under the Children and Families Bill. This is known as the ‘Local Offer’.
  • The Local Offer should help parents and families know what they can reasonably expect from their local schools
  • Barnet’s Local Offer can be found here

School Tours for prospective parents

We hold regular parent tours and would be delighted to show you around our school.  To book into our prospective parent tour, please click the link below

Prospective Parent Tour Form

Admission Criteria 

The Elliot Foundation Trust (TEFAT) has now determined the admission policy for the academic year 2025/26.

Admissions Policy 2025/26 The Elliot Foundation Trust (TEFAT) has now determined the admission policy for the academic year 2024/25.

Admissions Policy 2024/25 The Elliot Foundation Trust (TEFAT) has now determined the admission policy for the academic year 2023/24.

Admissions Policy 2023/24The Admissions process is often complex and can seem daunting to prospective parents. This is a brief guide to admissions at Childs Hill School.  To find out more information about our admissions policy, please click here.