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haringey primary admissions 2012

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littletinkers Sun 04-Sep-11 10:10:24

The admission for 2011 in Haringey have been a bit of a nightmare with schools very oversubscribed due to something of a baby boom. Does anyone know what the word on the street is for 2012 - whether it is set to be better or worse?

Also does anyone know where Tetherdown catchment and Muswell Hill catchments are measured from at the schools?


NervousAboutTheParty Sun 04-Sep-11 10:16:06

Hello, have you phoned up haringey and asked them how far your property is from all the schools you are thinking about? MHP distance actually got bigger last year than the previous so you never know as you have to factor in siblings as well as current year birth rate, and these are things that no one is aware of until the applications are in.
Good luck.

TheOnlyWayIsEnfield Sun 04-Sep-11 10:39:14

I work in Haringey, but on the other side of the borough. I thought the oversubscription problem was more on my side than on yours (Wood Green, Tottenham, etc), and at least 3 schools on that side are being actively encouraged to expand, as well as taking bulge classes this academic year. Good luck, it is horribly stressful but there are loads of great schools in your area.

CustardCake Sun 04-Sep-11 10:50:11

Tetherdown made the papers for its small catchment area a couple of years back (it doesn't have a defined catchment area but the article quotes you had to live 300 yards from the school gate!!).

They have 60 places now at the school for reception. I don't know if that was the case in years gone by though

CustardCake Sun 04-Sep-11 10:59:29

On distance from their booklet:
"The tie breaker for all criteria is: children living closest
to the school measured in a straight line from the post
office address point for the child’s home, to the post
office address point of the school, supplied by the
Royal Mail using a computerised mapping system.
The tie break for two or more applications that live
exactly the same distance from the school will be
random allocation using a computerised system."

The full booklet is here

TheOnlyWayIsEnfield Sun 04-Sep-11 12:07:05

Tetherdown has been expanding from a one- to a two-form entry over the past 4 years or so. It always did have an incredibly small catchment area!

sonsmum Sun 04-Sep-11 20:54:06

the catchment for tetherdown in 2011 was 0.221, for muswell hill primary it was 0.302, for coldfall it was 0.380, for rhodes avenue it was 0.415 which increased from previous years as it had opened up a 3rd for subsequent years this means more siblings to compete with.
Unless you live very very close to a good school in the muswell hill area, your chances of getting in are very slim. That is the unfortunate reality.
2011 is no different from other years, the muswell hill and surrounding areas are family orientated, so lots of children, and these children tend to have siblings!

yellowsubmarine41 Sun 04-Sep-11 21:51:01

I don't think 2011 admissions were any more hellish than other years viz a viz over subscription at popular schools and siblings.

You can call admissions and ask how far your house is, although that won't tell you how many other applicants including siblings there will be.

It's all pretty intense from here on in, though, with endless discussions and comparing of stories with people.

TwoGirlsNowNoSleep Thu 08-Sep-11 21:41:18

I haven't read it yet, but there is a report online:

Are there any plans to expand one of the schools here? For Sep 2011 there's a bulge class at Martin Primary School in Barnet, and I know from friends that in Richmond they rotate bulge classes to different schools.

For this year my child would have been in the catchment of 1 school, in the year before 3, and I hope still in 1 for Sep 2012. Tricky not to panic!

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