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School waiting lists

How school waiting lists work

You will be added to school waiting lists if you:

  • don’t get a place at any of the schools you applied for
  • have been offered a place at a lower preference school listed on your application and still want a place at a higher preference school

You can ask to have your child’s name added to school waiting lists if you:

  • still want a place at a lower ranked school on your application
  • add your child’s name to a school you didn’t list on your application

How long we keep names on waiting lists:

  • waiting list names will be held until the end of July - this does not apply to Queen Elizabeth's School Barnet's secondary transfer waiting list, which is only held for one term.
  • you will need to make an in-year admission application if you want your child to join the lists for the 2020/21 academic year,

Your child’s position on the list can go down as well as up, time spent on a waiting list isn’t taken into account.

In-year waiting lists

  • in-year waiting list names are normally held until the end of July each year and you have to submit a new in-year application for the following year
  • this year, in response to COVID-19, we are not closing the in-year waiting lists and you will not need to reapply for the 2020/21 academic year

Your child’s position on the list can go down as well as up, time spent on a waiting list isn’t taken into account

 

Contact

School admissions

2 Bristol Avenue

Colindale

NW9 4EW

Telephone: 020 8359 7651

Enquiries: Contact us online

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