Admissions

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and take place at 9:30am on Tuesdays by appointment only . To book a tour of the school, please contact the school office.


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Bell Lane Primary School’s Admissions Procedures

If you are interested in applying for a place for your child at Bell Lane, you can arrange a visit by calling the school.

Appointments can be made by calling the school office. A member of staff will be happy to show you around the school and answer any questions that you may have.  There are three different processes to follow to apply for a place at Bell Lane.

Mid Year Admissions to current Reception to Year 6

If you are looking for a school place for your child during the academic year, you can contact the Barnet Admissions team who will process your application and allocate a place if one is available.

Your application will be known as an ‘In Year Application Form’.

Barnet insist that you apply online: https://www.barnet.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions

If you are unable to apply online you should call the Admissions team on: 020 8359 7651.

Please note that if you live outside the London Borough of Barnet you will need to complete an application through your own local authority. If we are over subscribed children’s names can be put on a waiting list by Barnet or they may offer you a place at another school.

Admission To Reception Year Next September

If you are looking for a Reception place for your child for next academic year, please visit the Barnet site by clicking here for a full explanation of how the process will work and the expected timeline for your application.

A brochure will also be available online at the website.

Places are offered with preference given to siblings, children with a statement of special educational need and then geographically.

If we are over subscribed children’s names can be put on a waiting list by the Barnet admissions team.

Barnet Admission Team Contact Details:

Admissions Team
Barnet with Cambridge Education
2 Bristol Avenue
Colindale
NW9 4EW

Tel: 020 8359 7651
Email: [email protected]

Admission to Bell Lane Nursery (3 - 4 year olds)

All three and four-year-olds are eligible for up to 15 hours of free early education (FEEE) up to 38 weeks per year (term time only) free of charge.

These 15 hours can be taken as flexibly as your childcare provider is able to offer. Children become eligible the term after their third birthday.

Your child can attend for 5 mornings (8:45 – 11:45am) or 5 afternoons (12:30 - 3:30pm) each week. 

If parents wish for their child to remain in nursery for more than 15 hours this can be arranged, if the hours are available, upon request for up to full time. You may ‘top up’ your child’s time in Nursery (payment will be requested in advance) if places are available.

Preference will be given to parents who are able to prove they are at work or studying.

You can apply for a place in our nursery by using this link to the application form and return it via email to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Nursery Application’.

You can also request a paper application form from the school office.

Places are offered with preference given to siblings, children with a statement of special educational need and then geographically.

If we are over subscribed children’s names can be added to the waiting list.

Nursery Application 

Admission to Bell Lane Pre-School (2 year olds)

Your child can attend for 5 afternoons (12:30 – 3:30pm) 

Price on application. 

Some parents may be entitled to 15 free hours. See the link below for further information.

You can apply for a place in our pre-school by using this link to the application form and return it via email to [email protected] with the subject line ‘ 2-Year-Old Application’.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ARE ENTITLED TO 15 FREE HOURS YOU MUST INCLUDE A COPY OF YOUR CODE LETTER WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

You can also request a paper application form from the school office.

Places are offered with preference given to siblings, children with a statement of special educational need and then geographically.

If we are oversubscribed children’s names can be added to the waiting list.

Click here to visit the Barnet website for full details of Free Entitlement to Early Education.

Your child's third birthday

Eligible for a place

Submit application by

1 September and 31 December

Spring Term

1st October before 3rd birthday

1 January and 31 August

Autumn Term

15th March before 3rd birthday

2 Year Old Application