Admission Applications for Tetherdown Primary School

Tetherdown Primary School is a 2-form entry Community School (two classes of 30 pupils per year) with 7 year groups. The total admission number for each year group is 60 pupils. The schools capacity is 420 pupils. Haringey Council set and apply the admission arrangements for Community Schools.

All admission applications to Tetherdown from Reception Class to Year 6 are co-ordinated by Haringey Council and subject to their admission policy and criteria. For Reception admissions there is one intake per year with children typically starting school in the September before they turn five years old.

Parents can apply online at or ring the Haringey Schools Admissions Team on 020 8489 1000 to consult Haringey Council’s Schools Admissions Team. 

Key admission dates for Reception 2020 and contact information is available at the bottom of this page.

To book a school tour for Reception 2020 entry please see the bottom of this page

Secondary Transfer Information is available at the bottom of this page

Key Dates for Reception Admissions 2020

1st September 2019 - Applications Open

15th January 2020 - Application Deadline

16th April 2020  - Offer day/online outcome Online applicants will receive notification of their offer in an email Paper applicants will be sent an offer letter

30th April 2020 - Acceptance deadline - online applicants should accept their offer online

20th May 2019 - Appeals deadline

Starting Primary School in September 2020

If you live in Haringey and your child was born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016, then you will need to apply for a Reception school place for September 2020.  You must submit your application before the deadline on 15th January 2020. To book a school tour please go the bottom of this screen under How to Book a School Tours.

 The Haringey Council eAdmissions website for

on-line applications opens 1st September 2019.

You must apply for a Reception class place for your child even if you have an older brother or sister at our school.

Over subscription Criteria

When Tetherdown School is oversubscribed after the admission of pupils with an Education, Health and Care plan or statement of special educational needs naming the school, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in priority order.

  1. Children in Care/Looked After Children
  2. Social/Medical
  3. Brother or Sisters (siblings) who will still be attending on the date of admission
  4. Children of Staff
  5. Distance 

For more information please click here for Haringey Council’s primary admissions criteria.


Such is the demand for places at Tetherdown that there is no guarantee of a place, even if you live quite close to the school. If your child is not offered a place you may appeal against this decision to an independent appeal panel.  Details of how to make an appeal will be in any offer letter.  For further enquiries regarding appeals please contact Haringey Council’s School Admissions Team on 0208 489 1000.

Reception Offers and Acceptance – what happens next?

Reception places are offered in April.  Once accepted all prospective parents will be invited to an information evening this is followed by a visit to the Reception class with your child during the summer term prior to admission.  Immediately before admission there will be the opportunity for home visits by Reception staff and the children will be admitted under a phased approach, usually within three weeks of the start of term.

In-Year Admission Applications - Just moved to the area and your child is already school age?

In-year admission is the term used when a child is looking for a school place during the academic year. Applications for in-year admission are usually made when you have moved to, or moved residence within the area, and need a new school place for your child as a result of that move. You need to fill in an in-year common application form if your child is out of school and of school age, or if you want your child to move from one school to another within the same year group.  If you are considering applying for an in-year place at Tetherdown, please first consult Haringey on 0208 489 1000. 

Transfers from home education or alternative educational provision

If your child is being educated at home and you now wish them to be considered for a mainstream school, you must also complete an in-year common application form. Children attending alternative education provision who are ready to attend a mainstream school are normally placed through Haringey’s Fair Access Protocol. This ensures that the amount of time any child is out of school is kept to a minimum.

Waiting Lists

If no places are available at Tetherdown a waiting list is held. Allocations will be made based on a space becoming available for the child at the top of the waiting lists. The school does not administer the waiting lists for Reception or above. Please note waiting list places are coordinated and allocated by Haringey Council’s Schools Admissions Team.

School Tours

Due to the current school closure all school tours are suspended until further notice. 

Parents are encouraged to book a school tour whether for a reception applicant or in-year applicant. The tour is conducted by the Headteacher who shows groups of prospective parents around the school during the first term of the school year (Autumn Term) for reception applicants and periodically after that.  It is essential to book a place. Reception school tours usually begin at 9:15am or 1:30pm and last around one hour. In-year school tours start at 1:30pm-2:15pm. Details of how to book either a reception or in-year tour are listed below.

How to Book a School Tour 

Reception Applicants for 2021 Entry - Tours will start again in September 2020

School Tour dates for reception 2021 entry will start in September 2020. Spaces are capped at 20 adults per tour. Your child is welcome to join the tour, but please note there are a number of stairs within school. In the unlikely event that the school need to cancel a school tour date, cancelled dates will be displayed here. We strongly advise you to please check this page before attending your tour for any cancelled dates.

A link will be provided here to book an online tour at the end of the Summer Term 2020.

In-year Applicants  - Tours are suspended until further notice

An in-year admission is when you apply to a school outside the normal admissions round and at a time when your child should already be attending school.

Tetherdown School runs in-year school tours for families applying to a school outside the normal admissions round which take place once a month from 23rd January 2020 to 14th July 2020 inclusive,  and are capped at 10 adults per tour. There are 7 tours in total. Your children are welcome to join the tour, but please note there are a number of stairs. 

NOTE: In-year tours are designed for in-year admission applicants and not for Reception admissions. 

You can book a school tour for in-year applications however these have now been postponed until further notice. 


Haringey Admissions Diary Dates for 2020 as published by Haringey

  • 1st September 2019 - Applications open 
  • 15th January 2020 - Application deadline
  • 16th April 2020 - Offer day/online outcome
  • 30th April 2020 - Acceptance deadline
  • 20th May 2020 - Appeal deadline

For further information regarding Haringey admissions from 1st September 2019, please visit Haringey Council's website.

Contact Information for Haringey Council’s School Admissions Team

3rd Floor
River Park House
225 High Road
N22 8HQ

Tel: 020 8489 1000



(For applications in person you are required to see an officer in the Customer Service Centre.)


Useful Links

HaringeyCouncil’s Admission Page

School Admission Criteria Government Guidance

Free School Meals Eligibility Checker

 Secondary Transfer Deadline Date: 31 October 2019

All applications must be submitted by this date

 As with last year, applications must be received before the deadline of 31 October 2019. Any received after this date will be processed after all those who applied on-time, and families could potentially miss out on a place at their preferred school.

Applications should be made on line at . If you cannot apply online, please contact School Admissions to request a paper form. Please note School Admissions will require a legitimate reason for not applying online. This form must reach School Admissions by 31 October 2019

 USEFUL INFORMATION FOR PARENTS - This will take parents/carers to the page where you can find the Secondary Admissions 2020 booklet, the open events are listed under the individual school - there is also direct link below.

Secondary School Open Events for Entry in Year 7 in September 2020

**We strongly advise that parents read the secondary transfer admissions booklet as it will take you through the whole process.** - This will take parents/carers to the eadmission site where you can apply online. - Distance Calculator – This will only work for Haringey residents requiring their home to school distance measurements to Haringey Schools. For distances to schools outside of Haringey, parents will have to contact the authority that the school is in. This is the email address parents can use if they are out of borough residents requesting their home to school distance measurements for Haringey schools. - This is school admissions email address where you can email the admissions team requesting home to distance measurements for Haringey schools only as well as any emailing any questions.

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