Rosh Pinah Primary School is consulting on its admissions arrangements for 2022/23.
The two main changes to our admissions arrangements are to the Certificate of Religious Practice (CRP) form (which is used to demonstrate eligibility for a priority faith place in our school) and our over-subscription criteria. The changes being proposed are:
- To return to accepting verified synagogue attendance as a way to gain CRP points, which was not possible for admissions cycle 2021/22 while synagogues were closed during lockdown.
- To remove the exemption that applied in admissions cycle 2021/22 to the sibling of an older applicant to the school who had previously demonstrated faith eligibility, (ie, who completed a CRP form for the school to which the sibling / current applicant is applying), which meant that they were not required to accrue CRP points. Siblings will return to the previously established position of needing to complete a CRP form themselves.
- To extend the window during which CRP points can be obtained.
- To provide a number of options of dates for participation in the online CRP course.
We are simplifying our over-subscription criteria and reducing it to the following points:
1. Looked after or previously looked after children who ceased to be looked after because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order) who have 4 points on the CRP. The definition of a “looked after child” is by reference to footnote 16 to paragraph 1.7 of the Admissions Code.
2. Applicants who have 4 points on the CRP with a sibling enrolled at the School at the time of application and the sibling is due to continue to attend the School after the applicant enters the School.
3. Children of staff who have 4 points on the CRP where the member of staff has been employed by the School for 2 or more years at the proposed date of entry.
4. Siblings of former pupils of the School, with a completed and valid CRP.
5. Other children who have a completed and valid CRP.
6. Other children who are looked after by a local authority, or other children who were previously looked after by a local authority.
7. Any other children who do not have 4 points on the CRP.
In the event of there being more applicants than places available within criteria 1-7 above, priority will be given to children living nearest the School. Distance will be measured from the main entrance of the home address to the main gate of the School site using Barnet Council’s computerised mapping system. In cases where more than one applicant lives equidistant from the School, and places cannot be offered to all these children, the available place will be determined by random allocation supervised by a person independent of the School.
The elements of our arrangements that are not changing are:
- Maintaining the section of the CRP form that enables self-declared attendance at online services on Friday evenings (Kabbalat Shabbat) or the eve of festivals (before the commencement of the festival), in order to provide an option in the eventuality that places of worship are closed again as a result of the pandemic or for any other reason.
- All other elements of the CRP form are not changing, including the sections on Jewish education and volunteering.
- Our Published Admission Number remains at 420.
Please find attached a copy of our full admissions arrangements, including the Admissions Policy, Supplementary Information Form and the revised Certificate of Religious Practice form.
If you have comments in relation to any of these changes, please send them to Ms Jill Howson at firstname.lastname@example.org