Admissions

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

All applications must go through Barnet admissions process: https://www.barnet.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions

For any specific queries please contact our admissions officer, Sarah Webster, on 020 8445 9205 or sarah.webster@tta.org.uk

Over-subscription Criteria

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

  1. Looked after children (LAC) (or subject to child arrangements orders or special guardianship orders), previously looked after children (PLAC)(including those who have been adopted), and internationally adopted children (IAPLAC). 

  2. Students with significant specific medical, social, or special educational needs which are not covered in an Education, Health and Care Plan. 

  3. Students with a sibling who will be attending the academy on the dates when the applicant would be admitted. The term sibling means a full, step, half, adopted or fostered brother or sister, but not cousins.

  4. Children of staff of the academy 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 who are in receipt of the Pupil Premium at date of application. Please use this form to support your application under oversubscription criteria 5 and want to self-declare as receiving the Pupil Premium.   

  6. Students who live the nearest distance to the academy. (Distance is measured in a straight line between address point for the child's home, supplied by Ordnance Survey, to the school's main gate using the Council's computerised geographical information system. In the event of a 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 using Barnet Council's computerised system and places will be offered accordingly.  

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 18th, 2022. 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 sarah.webster@tta.org.uk if you need a paper form or have any further queries about this process.

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Ofsted

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: