Year 7 Admissions
We understand that choosing a secondary school for your child can be a difficult decision. At Hendon School we offer a full support package to ensure that transition is as smooth as possible.
Parents/Carers and their Year 6 children (although we welcome visits from those in Year 5 or younger too) are invited to attend our Prospective Parents Evening (PPE), usually held in September. PPE is an opportunity for you to see the school in action. There are tours led by current students, you can visit and take part in lessons and watch performances by our students. It is a chance to meet with the students and staff as well as hear from our Headteacher Ms Rhona Povey; the Headboy and Headgirl about the school.
The following week we offer a number of tours during the school day, dates will be advertised in advance. However, if there is no tour advertised we are often able to organise bespoke tours. To arrange a place on the tour or visit please contact Ms Rose Menashe, our school receptionist on 020 8202 9004.
If you live in Barnet you will be able to apply for your child’s school place online www.barnet.gov.uk/school-admissions or by telephoning the Schools Admissions Team on 020 8359 2000. You will need to complete a Common Transfer Form; this form will take between 10-15 minutes to complete. Once completed you can submit it online, the final date for applications is usually 31st October, prior to year of admission.
You will be able to review the results of your application online on the evening of the 1st March.
All students who apply to Hendon School will be invited in for a CAT (Cognitive Ability Test) in December. In order to be offered a place at Hendon School, students must have completed this test as it is used for banding students as per our admissions policy. The tests will be conducted on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December 2017 at Hendon School. Letters inviting students in to sit the tests will be posted on Monday 21st November 2016.
In May and June, our Year 7 transition team visit every primary school to meet with the students and their Year 6 teachers. All students are invited for an interview with their parents in June. The interviews are conducted by the Senior Leadership Team and Transition staff. It is an opportunity to share information, complete essential paperwork; as well as go through uniform and expectations. For those students with additional needs we may arrange further visits to support the transition process.
For those students who are transferring from a school where there are only one or two students moving to Hendon School we invite these students to a VIP (Very Important Person) picnic, the day before transition day. The picnic will be on Wednesday 5th July 2017, 10.30-12.30pm. It is an opportunity for the students to meet key staff, make friends and get a feel for the school before they attend the transition day. Parents/carers are also welcome to attend the picnic.
Transition day for those starting in September 2017, this year will be on Thursday 6th July 2017. During this day students will get to meet their form tutors and members of their form class. They take part in a range of activities and lessons culminating in a year group activity at the end of the day. This day is to give students an opportunity to experience what secondary school is like as well as helping to settle their nerves. We run a parents coffee morning on transition day, as we understand that it is not just the students who are nervous.
We run a Summer school and you will be informed at the interview about whether your child has been invited to attend.
Once places are offered on the 1st March new students and parents joining in September will able to use our dedicated transition email VIP@hendonschool.co.uk
Once you are offered a place at Hendon School we want to ensure that we work together and support each other to make sure that each student achieves their potential.