Pupils enter the school during the academic year in which they become 5 years old. The school has one intake for the Reception class each year. Children start school in small groups with the oldest children starting first. All children entering our Reception class attend part-time for a short time at first to make the transition to school easier for them.
The standard number per class is 30. We have no mixed age classes at present.
There is an information meeting for all new parents in June and visits are arranged to the Reception class for children in the summer term prior to entering school. The Reception teacher and classroom assistant also arrange home visits before the children are admitted to school.
Places at Monkfrith are allocated according to the Local Education Authority’s criteria.
These are, in order of priority:
- children who have a statement of special educational needs and for whom Monkfrith is a named school
- children who have a brother or sister at the school
- any remaining places are offered on a geographical basis
If the school is oversubscribed then children will be put on a waiting list and parents will be contacted should a vacancy arise.
Prospective parents are encouraged to visit the school and can do so by making an appointment with the Headteacher. Visits are normally conducted at 10 a.m. on Fridays but if parents have a problem with that time, other arrangements can be made.
For more information on Barnet’s primary school admissions criteria and to contact members of the admissions team please click here.