Admissions

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 www.haringey.gov.uk or ring the Haringey Schools Admissions Team on 020 8489 1000 to consult Haringey Council’s Schools Admissions Team. For detailed information about applying for a Reception place click here to link to Haringey's Primary Admissions Booklet. Key information contained in this booklet is summarised below.

Secondary Transfer Information is available at the bottom of this page

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Primary Admissions

Key Dates for Reception Admissions 2021 as Published by Haringey

  • 1st September 2020 - Applications Open
  • 15th January 2021 - Application Deadline
  • 16th April 2021  - 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 2021 - Acceptance deadline - online applicants should accept their offer online
  • 21st May 2021 - Appeals deadline

Starting Primary School in September 2021

If you live in Haringey and your child was born between 1st September 2016 and 31st August 2017, then you will need to apply for a Reception school place for September 2021.  You must submit your application before the deadline on 15th January 2021

 The Haringey Council eAdmissions website for

on-line applications opens 1st September 2020.

www.eadmissions.org.uk


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 

Appeals

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 at any time during the academic year other than starting reception or transferring to junior school. 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 and in the order of the admissions criteria for community schools. 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

All school tours are suspended until further notice. 

USEFUL INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

School Admission Criteria Government Guidance

Haringey Council’s School Admissions Page

Primary School Admissions Booklet for entry 2021.  **We strongly advise parents to read the primary school admissions booklet as it will take you through the process**


Find your local Primary School Distance Calculator – If you are a Haringey resident, then you can use Haringey’s Distance Calculator to find your distance measurement to Haringey schools. The calculator shows distances in miles, correct to 3 decimal places for houses only. If you live outside Haringey and you would like to clarify your precise distance measurement to a Haringey school, please email your distance request to schooladmissionscs@haringey.gov.uk


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 Secondary Transfer Deadline Date: 31 October 2020

All applications must be submitted by this date

Applications must be received before the deadline of 31 October 2020Any 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.

Key Dates for Secondary Admissions 2021 as Published by Haringey

  • 1st September 2020 - Applications Open
  • 31st October 2020 - Application Deadline
  • 1st March 2021  - Offer day/online outcome Online applicants will receive notification of their offer in an email Paper applicants will be sent an offer letter
  • 15th March 2021 - Acceptance deadline - online applicants should accept their offer online
  • 2nd April 2021 - Appeals deadline
 The Haringey Council eAdmissions website for

on-line applications opens 1st September 2020.

www.eadmissions.org.uk

Applications should be made on line. 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 2020

USEFUL INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

Secondary School Admissions Booklet for entry 2021. **We strongly advise parents to read the primary school admissions booklet as it will take you through the process**

Secondary Schools Open Events for Entry into Year 7 in September 2021.

Find your local Secondary School - Distance Calculator – If you are a Haringey resident, then you can use Haringey’s Distance Calculator to find your distance measurement to Haringey schools. The calculator shows distances in miles, correct to 3 decimal places for houses only. If you live outside Haringey and you would like to clarify your precise distance measurement to a Haringey school, please email your distance request to schooladmissionscs@haringey.gov.uk

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CONTACT INFORMATION for Haringey Council’s School Admissions Team

Haringey Admissions Service

Haringey Council
8th Floor, River Park House
225 High Road
N22 8HQ

Tel: 020 8489 1000


Email: schooladmissions@haringey.gov.uk


Website: Haringey Council


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