Admissions process

For September 2014 entry, our admissions process has been coordinated as part of Barnet's common application process. First round offers were issued on 3 March 2014, and the acceptance deadline was 17 March 2014. You can read more about the applications process, including details of the waiting list system, in the admissions section of our FAQ page, here.

Late applications for September 2014

Although the application deadline for September 2014 has passed, you can still make a late application via the eAdmissions website. Barnet's admissions guide states that late applications will not be considered until they have allocated school places for the applications that were received on time. Further information on applying for a September 2014 secondary school place, including the Archer Academy, is available on Barnet’s website.

Late applications for current Year 7 students

Year 7 places for the current academic year have all been allocated. However, if you wish to be added to our waiting list please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Appeals process

You are entitled to appeal if you are not satisfied with the place you have been offered. Please note that no places are reserved for successful appeals, this means that any appeals allowed will increase the intake above the admission limit.

Although each appeal is decided on individual merit, only exceptional circumstances are likely to lead to a successful appeal. The fact that a school is mixed sex or that the school is a child’s or parents’ particular choice, or that other schools with vacancies involve a long journey is unlikely to lead to a successful appeal.

In particular, with regard to the Archer Academy, if you are living outside our priority postcodes, the fact that you live nearer to the school than people who are within the priority postcodes and who have been offered a place will not be considered grounds for an appeal. Our admissions policy clearly states that people living within N2, N3 and NW11 have priority over people living outside those postcodes, and so an appeal on these grounds would not be successful.

For most appeals, panels will consider the following grounds:

  • Whether any mistakes were made in applying the admission arrangements and if the school could take extra pupils.

  • Whether the admissions arrangements are lawful. (The panel must refer to the Local Authority and the Admissions Authority for the school, any admission arrangements that do not comply with the law.)

  • Whether the problems faced by a child if they do not go to the school, outweigh the problems the school will face if they have to take the extra child.

If you would like to know more about the appeals process and how it works, the Coram Children's Legal Centre have put together a How To guide, which you can access here.

If you have decided that you wish to appeal, please download our appeals form and return it by 23rd May 2014 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or: PA to the Headteacher, Archer Academy, 3 Beaumont Close, East Finchley, London N2 0GA.

Archer Academy Appeals Form  

Timetable for appeal hearings

Applications made in the normal admission round for entry in September 2014 to Year 7

3 March 2014

National Offer Day - you will be notified by your home local authority of your child’s school place if you applied online. Paper letters will be posted on that date.

23 May 2014

Deadline for ‘lodging appeals’ - return of completed appeals forms. Forms available from

Week commencing 2 June

Circulation of documents to all parties for appeal hearings.

Tuesday 10 June

Deadline for submission of any additional evidence by appellants.

Week commencing 16th June

Appeal hearings to be held.

Late applications for entry in September 2014 to Year 7

Appeal hearings will normally take place within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals (23 May 2014), or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged, if later.

Applications for in-year admissions (admissions to Year 7 made after the start of the September term or to Years 8-10)

Appeal hearings will normally take place within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged.

If you applied for a secondary school place after the closing date of 31 October 2013 (or your application for a school place was received after the closing date of 31 October 2013), we will do our best to have your appeal heard within the above timescales; however, we cannot guarantee that your appeal will be heard before your child is due to start secondary school in September.

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