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School Prospectus

Propsectus coverOur new school prospectus is available to download from here.

We hope you find it helpful and informative, but if you have any further questions then please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 020 8343 9988.

If you would like to recieve a printed copy of the prospectus please contact the office.

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Admissions Policy

Our current Admissions policy for Reception 2018 can be found here.

Our approach

Distance is not a barrier

We want everybody who supports our ethos, who fulfils the Jewish practice criteria and who wants to come to the school to have a chance to join our community, regardless of where they live. We use a ballot system to allocate the faith-based places, so that families who live further away have just as much chance of securing a place in the school as families who love close by. We believe that this innovative approach will create a community of families actively engaged with their children’s learning and Jewish education.

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How to Apply

At our school, 50% of the 30 places in each school year will be offered solely on the basis of distance from your home to our permanent site in Whetstone and 50% to families who practice Judaism. Our Admissions Policy can be downloaded from here.

Applications for Reception for September 2018

If your child was born between 1st September 2013 and 31st August 2014 they will start in Reception in September 2018. Applications for admission to Reception in September 2018 will be accepted from 1st September 2017 to 15th January 2018.  Our open days/evenings for this intake will take place between October and December 2017.

In order to apply:

  1. Everyone must complete a Common Application Form (CAF) which can be accessed from your Local Authority's website.
  2. You are also requested to complete our Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which you can access here (applications for consideration under our faith criteria cannot be considered without a completed SIF)

In-year applications

If you wish to apply for a place at Alma Primary at any point outside the normal Reception intake this is called an In-Year admission.  There are two parts to this application process:

  1. Everyone should complete the In-Year Application Form which can be accessed from your Local Authority's website.
  2. You are also requested to complete the In-Year Supplementary Information Form which you can access here or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We want to know as soon as possible if you encounter any practical barriers to applying to Alma. If you have any questions or issues at any point, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 020 8343 9988.

 

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Prospective Parents 2019 and beyond

 

If you are considering Alma Primary for your child for 2019 or beyond, and would like to keep up with news and information about our school, you can join our mailing list by clicking here.  This will allow you to register with us through an online form, we can then keep you up to date with any relevant information for your year group.

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2019 Admissions Consultation

We have launched a consultation about our proposed Admissions arrangements for 2019.

The significant change to the policy is the addition of priority place for children who are in receipt of Early Years Pupil premium. This is in response to the 2015 recommendation from the Department of Education to give schools the option to give priority for places to such children. Early Years Pupil Premium provides additional school funding for children classed as coming from deprived backgrounds for the purpose of supporting attainment.

Although this is not a compulsory requirement for schools, the governors agree that including a specific provision in our admissions arrangements reflects the ethos of the school in which inclusion and diversity are at the core. The Governors have proposed that that priority should be applied at the point that we allocate proximity and faith places and in order to reduce the impact that this will have on the number of remaining places, limit this to one place per criteria.

The policy can be downloaded from here and we welcome comments. If you would like to feedback on the proposed changes, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 21st December 2017.

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