Thank you for looking into the admissions process at The Totteridge Academy.

All applications must go through Barnet admissions process:

For any specific queries please contact our admissions officer, Sarah Webster, on 020 8445 9205 or

Over-subscription Criteria

The following criteria will be applied in order to allocate the places available:

  1. ‘Looked after children’ and children who were adopted (or subject to child arrangements orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following having been ‘looked after’.

  2. Children who the TTA Academy Trust or Governing Body accepts have an exceptional medical, social or other need which the school is particularly able to meet.

  3. Children who, at the time of admission, have a sibling living at the same address who already attends the school, or the linked school in the case of separate infant and junior schools. Siblings would include half, step, adoptive and foster siblings provided they also live at the same address as the applicant.

  4. Children of staff of the school where the member of staff has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made and will be in employment at the school when the child starts school.

  5. Children living within the individual school’s defined area, with priority given to those who live closest to the school when measuring distance in a straight line.

Appeals Process

Appeals for children who did not get a school place for September 2021 will be heard in line with our admissions appeals process.

The deadline for submitting appeals is April 19th, 2021. On-time appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline. Appeals submitted after this date will be heard within 40 days of the appeal deadline or within 30 school days of being submitted, whichever is the latest date. Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by the clerk to the Independent Appeals Panel.

If you wish to appeal a place, please click here for the secondary appeal form.

Please contact if you need a paper form or have any further queries about this process.



We are delighted to share the Ofsted report from our inspection in March 2019. We have been graded:

  • Effectiveness of leadership and management - OUTSTANDING

    • "The school is led by an inspirational principal supported by a strong and effective leadership team"

  • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment - GOOD

    • "Teachers use strong subject knowledge and precise understanding of what pupils are capable of to ensure that they are challenged appropriately"

  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare - OUTSTANDING

    • "A harmonious and peaceful learning environment"​

    • "There is a rich programme in place to support pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development"

  • Outcomes for pupils - GOOD

    • "The most able pupils in Year 11 ​made stronger progress than their peers nationally"

  • Overall effectiveness - GOOD

    • "Pupils conduct themselves exceptionally well around the school and in lessons. They treat each other with respect and enjoy positive and healthy relationships."​

Our report can be found at The Totteridge Academy page on the Ofsted website, link below: