When there are more applications for Brent community schools than there are places available, pupils are offered places according to the oversubscription criteria listed below. Children with special educational needs (SEN) who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) have priority over other applicants for admission to the school named on their plan. Read more about the school application process for children with SEN.
The oversubscription criteria for entry to Brent community schools in 2024-25 are:
1. Looked after or previously looked after children
A looked after child or a previously looked after child, including those children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.
2. Children attending infant school
Children attending an infant school on the same site as a junior school (for applications to Mount Stewart and Roe Green junior schools only).
3. Medical or social needs
Exceptional circumstances to do with significant medical needs and/or social needs which necessitate a child's placement at one particular school.
4. Children of staff
Children whose parent is a member of staff who has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time of application or has been recruited to fill a vacancy for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
Brothers or sisters of a child who attends the school, or an infant or junior school on the same or adjoining site and who will continue to do so on the date of admission.
6. Any other applicants
Within each criterion, priority will be given to children that live closest to the school.
The distance from home to school will be measured by a straight line, from a point in the property to a point in the school determined by the grid references set by the Ordnance Survey.
The measuring system is an integral part of the admission software, uses Ordnance Survey maps and the LLPG (Local Land Property Gazetteer) and is accurate to 1 metre.
Catchment areas only apply for in-year admissions to community schools during the 2023-24 academic year and have been removed from admission arrangements from 2024-25. A catchment area is the defined neighbourhood in which the school is located. It is generally bounded by major roads and/or railway or tube lines.
Full admission arrangements and schemes of co-ordination
The following admission arrangements will apply for in-year applications to Community Schools during the 2023-2024 academic year.
The following admission arrangements will apply for applications to Community Schools during Reception and Junior Allocation for September 2024. The schemes of co-ordination set out how the Local Authority will co-ordinate arrangements for the admission of children to maintained primary and secondary schools and academies at the normal point of entry (Reception, Year 3, Year 7 and Year 10).