Akiva School

Akiva School


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


All synagogue attendance is now required to be in person.

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.






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





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 2024

  • If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 you will need to apply to your home council for a place in a primary school for the 2024/25 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 2024/25 can be found below:

Schools Admissions Arrangements 2024-2025

Supplementary Application Form 2024-2025

Proforma of possible Shabbatot 1st May 2023-31st December 2023

  • The deadline for sending in the forms for 2024-2025 is 15th January 2024

Applying from Israel?

 For appeals click here.

 In year applications for the Academic Year 2023/2024

If you are looking for a place at Akiva School in the current academic year 2023-24, then please look at our admissions criteria below (please click the links).

School Admissions Criteria 2023-2024

Supplementary Application form 2023-2024