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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.


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.


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.

If your child was born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013 they will start in Reception in September 2017. Applications for admission to Reception in September 2017 have now closed.  Applications for children wishing to start Rception in September 2018 will open in September this year and our open days for this intake will take place between October and December 2017.

If you wish to apply for an In-Year place you will need to complete our In-Year Supplementary Information Form.  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 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.



Meet the Head Events for Prospective Parents

We are pleased to announce our Meet the Head events for our Reception 2018 intake will be taking place between October and December 2017. Prospective parents for our 2018 Reception class will be invited to sign up in September to attend our presentation, tour of the school and a ‘question and answer’ session with our Headteacher.

Applications will open in September 2017.

If you have any questions please contact the office by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I am afraid that we are unable to organise visits to the school outside our scheduled events.


Prospective Parents 2017 and beyond

Admissions for Reception 2017 have now opened.

We will be holding a series of events for prospective parents from October 2016. Parents with children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 are now invited to register for these events. 

If you are considering Alma Primary for your child for 2018 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.

You can also click here to see our slide show for prospective parents.


Reception 2017 Appeals

Parents/carers who have applied to Alma Primary and have not been offered a place have the right to appeal that decision.

While we understand that it can be disappointing not to get a place at the school of your choice, we do ask you to consider carefully if you have grounds for appeal before doing so. An appeal can only be upheld if it meets the criteria in the appeal procedure, which can be found here.

In order to make an appeal, parents will need to complete our appeal form and submit this to the school office by 11.59pm on 17th May 2017.

Following receipt of an appeal, an Independent Appeals Panel will be convened according to the School Admissions Appeals Code, which will hear the appeal by the end of the summer term, 2017.

Please contact the school office to request an appeals form or click here. Once completed the form will need to be sent to:

Admissions Officer, Alma Primary, Friern Barnet Lane, Finchley. N20 0LP

or emailed to the school office.

If you require further information about admissions or would like to discuss an appeal please contact Jodi Rickless in the school office.


In-Year Admissions

If you would like to apply to Alma Primary at any point during the school year you must complete our In-year Supplementary Application Form which you can access by clicking here.  Criteria for allocating in-year spaces is detailed in our Admissions Policy.

Please remember to also complete the required In-Year Application via your local authority.

For futher information contact Jodi in the school office 020 8343 9988.