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Posted on: November 30th 2017

Haringey Admissions Consultation - Information for parents & Carers

Haringey is consulting on a proposal to introduce an additional oversubscription criterion for children of staff to follow after the sibling criterion. This means that children of staff who meet the following requirements will have priority over any children who apply for a place under the distance criterion:


"Children whose parent is a member of staff who has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time of application or has been recruited to fill a vacancy for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage."


This change seeks to assist schools in recruiting and retaining staff by prioritising the admission of child(ren) of staff to the school. Some local academies and a voluntary aided school as well as schools in neighbouring boroughs currently give priority to children of staff and extending this to Haringey community and VC schools may help schools to compete for the best staff in the current competitive recruitment climate. It will also provide schools with the ability to retain and recruit staff to areas where there is a demonstrable skills shortage such as maths and science.

You can find out more about the consultation on all of our proposed admission arrangements by visiting our consultation page (external link).

In February 2018 the Council’s Cabinet will make a final decision on the 2019/20 admission arrangements including whether the additional oversubscription criterion for children of staff should be introduced.