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 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

Key Dates for Reception Admissions 2019

16th April 2019  - 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 2019Acceptance deadline - online applicants should accept their offer online

24th 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 in January 2020. This date will be confirmed here in due course.

 The Haringey Council eAdmissions website for

on-line applications opens in September 2019.

This date will be confirmed here in due course.

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

Parents are encouraged to book a school tour where the Headteacher shows groups of prospective parents around the school during the first term of the school year (Autumn Term) and periodically after that.  It is essential to book a place. School tours usually begin at 9:15am or 1:30pm and last around one hour.

How to Book a School Tour

School Tour dates for reception 2020 entry will start in September 2019 with the last school tour on 10th January 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.

To book a school tour please click here OR copy and paste the link below into your browser.


Haringey Admissions Diary Dates for 2020 entry will be listed below when published by Haringey

  • To be confirmed - Applications open 
  • To be confirmed - Application deadline
  • To be confirmed - Offer day/online outcome
  • To be confirmed - Acceptance deadline
  • To be confirmed - Appeal deadline

For further information regarding Haringey admissions from 1st September 2020, 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


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