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Admissions and Attendance

Admissions and Attendance

We are a local authority community school. All admissions are administered by London Borough of Barnet.


Most children who attend Brookland Infant School choose to transfer to Brookland Junior School. Parents must make an application to join the junior school but have a high level of priority. Other available places are allocated according to the London Borough of Barnet admission criteria and procedures.


A full transition programme is in place between the infant and junior schools and children new to the school in year 3 are also invited to visit and spend time with their new class.


Parents of prospective pupils are very welcome to visit the school and to meet with the Head Teacher. 


Please contact the office on 020 8346 6937 or use the form on our Contact Details page.


Admission criteria for community primary schools in Barnet


If there are more applications than the number of places available, places will be offered according to the following order of priority:


  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 whom the Director of Education and Skills accepts have an exceptional medical, social or other need that the school is particularly able to meet

  3. Children who, at the time of admission, have a sibling (brother or sister) 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 teaching 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 as a teacher 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

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


Tie Breaker – distance will be used as a tie-breaker within each category.

Final 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 and places will be offered accordingly.

Applications made on behalf of twins or triplets – if only one place is available at the school and the next child who qualifies for a place is one of multiple birth siblings, we will ask community schools to go over their published admission number to support the family. These children will be deemed as ‘excepted’ pupils under infant class size legislation.


For more information regarding the admission process and the criteria used please visit and go to the schools and education section. For applications please go to or click the link below.



Local authority analysis of attendance data shows that our school has attendance above or in line with Barnet and national percentages in all categories except for religious observance. Absence for religious observance is typically 1% and often up to 1.5% depending on when observance days fall. The school follows Local Authority guidance when authorising pupil absence for religious reasons.