Admissions process

Applying for a September 2022 place

Our admissions process is coordinated as part of Barnet’s common application process. You will therefore need to complete the common application form to apply for a place. Applications can be made between 1 September and 31 October 2021 via the eAdmissions website.

Further information on applying for a September 2022 secondary school place is available on Barnet’s website.

You can find information about our open evening and other admissions events here.

In year applications for the current academic year

Places in years 7 – 11 for the current academic year (2021-22) have all been allocated. Further information on applying for a secondary school place in year 7 – 11 is available on Barnet’s website.

Appeals process

You are entitled to appeal if you are not satisfied with the place you have been offered. Appeals submitted will be heard by a panel independent of the governing body.

Please note that no places are reserved for successful appeals, this means that any appeals allowed will increase the intake above the admission limit.

Although each appeal is decided on individual merit, only exceptional circumstances are likely to lead to a successful appeal. The fact that a school is coeducational or that the school is a child’s or parents’ particular choice, or that other schools with vacancies involve a long journey, is unlikely to lead to a successful appeal.

In particular, with regard to the Archer Academy, if you are living outside our priority postcodes, the fact that you live nearer to the school than people who are within the priority postcodes and who have been offered a place will not be considered grounds for an appeal. Our admissions policy clearly states that people living within N2, N3 and NW11 have priority over people living outside those postcodes, and so an appeal on these grounds may not be successful.

For all appeals, panels will consider the following grounds:

  • Whether any mistakes were made in applying the admission arrangements and if the school could take extra students.
  • Whether the admissions arrangements are lawful. (The panel must refer to the Local Authority and the Admissions Authority for the school, any admission arrangements that do not comply with the law.)
  • Whether the problems faced by a child if they do not go to the school, outweigh the problems the school will face if they have to take the extra child.
  • What the Archer Academy can offer that the allocated school cannot.

Appeal Information 

If you have not been offered a place at the Archer Academy, the law entitles you to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority. The appeals are held at an independent, local venue.

If you wish to appeal, please use this link to complete your appeal online. Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form or send your form to your local authority. It is suggested that you download the explanatory booklet about appeals which you should read before you complete the appeal form. Booklet Link