Akiva School

Akiva School

Admissions 

Please find information on our admissions criteria, deadlines and other relevant information.


RECEPTION ADMISSIONS 2023 - EVIDENCE OF SYNAGOGUE ATTENDANCE

COVID UPDATE:

Whilst Government Covid-19 regulations have been lifted we are aware that within our community there are still vulnerable people and those people that cannot attend in person synagogue services on medical grounds.  Therefore, for Reception 2023 admissions, whilst we would prefer families to attend services in person, we will continue to accept evidence of shabbat service attendance both online and in person, assuming that the relevant synagogue is still accepting evidence of online attendance (see individual synagogues for their specific guidelines).

Our criteria remain the same as indicated in our admissions arrangements.  


Akiva is unique among the family of Jewish Schools as it is the only Jewish school with a Progressive, rather than Orthodox or pluralist ethos. Our Judaism reflects that of our stakeholder communities who founded the school and continue to guide our Jewish life.

This is reflected in our admissions criteria. The overriding principle behind the school’s admission arrangements is that they should give priority to families with an on-going commitment to Progressive Judaism, for whom this is the only Jewish school that specifically caters for their Jewish needs.

The admission arrangements also reflect two connections that the school has. The first is the connection with our stakeholder communities in the Reform and Liberal movements, which created the school. The second is a connection with New North London Synagogue which is also based on the Manor House site.

Local qualifying synagogues include the following, although any other Liberal, Reform or Progressive synagogue will be accepted.

https://www.mynnls.org.uk/

www.alyth.org.uk/activities/

http://www.fps.org/

https://shaarei-tsedek.org.uk/

https://frsonline.org/watch-online/ 

For additional information about CRP points for some of the specific local synagoguges:

http://www.fps.org/

https://shaarei-tsedek.org.uk/

www.frs.org.uk/CRP

https://www.mynnls.org.uk/jewish_schools_admissions

For additional information about CRP points for Alyth please click  here 

 

If you have any queries please contact the office by email admin@akivaschool.org

  

Admissions for entry into school for Reception September 2023

  • If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 you will need to apply to your home council for a place in a primary school for the 2023/24 academic year.

  • Prospective parents need to enrol on the London Borough of Barnet website, where you will find the online application form for the London Borough of Barnet.

  • You will also need to submit a Supplementary Application Form (please see below).

  • The criteria and Supplementary Application Form for 2023/24 can be found below:

Schools Admissions Arrangements 2023-2024

Supplementary Application Form 2023-2024

Proforma of possible Shabbatot 1st May 2022-31st October 2022

  • The deadline for sending in the forms for 2023-2024 is 15th January 2023

Applying from Israel?

 For appeals click here.

 In year applications for the Academic Year 2021/2022

If you are looking for a place at Akiva School in the current academic year 2021-22, then please look at our admissions criteria below (please click the links).

School Admissions Criteria 2021-2022

Supplementary Application form 2021-2022