Admissions

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and take place at 9:30am on Tuesdays by appointment. To book a tour of the school, please contact the school office on 0208 203 3115 or [email protected]

There is something very special about Bell Lane Primary School and we are incredibly proud of our unique children and hardworking team. Bell Lane is a school where your child will be happy, safe and will enjoy learning. We are a values-based school where friendship, integrity and resilience are nurtured.

Our early years team are skilled at developing confidence in our youngest learners, settling them into school life and establishing a love of learning through play. Bell Lane children build on those solid foundations and good learning habits as they move up the school. They leave us well prepared for the next stage of their education.

We invite you to join our exciting learning adventure. We will work with you to encourage your child to fulfil their dreams and aspirations.  At Bell Lane we support our children’s development so that they become confident, reflective and independent learners. We value everyone’s differences and believe that education is central to the success of future generations. 

The London Borough of Barnet is the admissions Authority for Bell Lane Primary school and full details of the admissions arrangements can be found on their website 

https://www.barnet.gov.uk/schools-and-education/school-admissions/admission-arrangements

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 we have included the link here: Barnet in year admissions

If you have any difficulties or are unable to apply online, please call the Barnet 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 the details of how the process works 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. The Barnet Admissions Team are there to help you but do also feel free to call us in the office if you need our help. 

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.Children become eligible the term after their third birthday.

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

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. 

Full time runs nursery children attend from 8:45 to 3:45 which costs £140 per week.  

Some families maybe eligible for 30 hours of free early education the information about eligibility can be found here:  30 hours of Free Early Years Education

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

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 (12:45 – 3:45pm) 

We charge £105 per week for our 2 year old class but some some parents may be entitled to funding for a free place. Further information on free childcare eligibility can be found here: Barnet Free childcare and early Education for 2 year olds

If you are unsure of eligibility the Barnet Brokerage team are happy to help and it only takes 5 minutes to check call: 0208 359 3052

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 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’.

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.

2 year olds can start take up their place in the term following their 2nd Birthday as shown below

A child born between 

Eligible for a place

1 September and 31 December

Spring Term (January Start)

1 January and 31 March 

Summer Term (April Start)

1 April and 31st August

Autumn Term (September

2 Year Old Application