Admissions & Attendance

The school has three classes in each year group, Year 3 to Year 6 with an extra class in the current Year 4.

Each year group team has a year leader, class teachers and teaching support staff. The classes are managed by the class teacher with support from the teaching support staff. Occasionally within a class there may be a child who has been assessed as having particular learning or physical needs, who will have an additional teaching support assistant allocated to them.

ADMISSIONS CRITERIA

All admissions to Deansbrook Junior School are handled by the London Borough of Barnet and all applications should be made via the local authority's admissions portal.  Children are admitted to the Junior School in the September following their 7th birthday and at any time until the July after their 11th birthday. Where applications exceed the number of places available, children will be offered a place according to the following criteria:

  • Having an Educational Health Care Plan, as long as the school is able to meet the pupil's needs.
  • Transferring from Deansbrook Infant School.
  • Having a brother or sister who attends the Infant or Junior School.
  • Proximity of the child's home to the school will be considered, with those living nearer to the school being given higher priority.

Junior Transfer Oversubscription Criteria

Attendance and Timekeeping

Attendance and timekeeping are a major focus for the school. It is an area that has strict guidelines and is monitored on an on-going basis, both by the school and the local authority.

 Please ensure that the children arrive on time for the start of the school day and are collected promptly at 3.30pm unless they are attending an afterschool club.

 

School Day
8:45am Children come in for ‘soft start’
8:55am Registration and Lessons begin
10.10 – 10.30am Assembly
10.30 – 10.50am Play time
12.40pm – 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm Lessons begin
3.10pm End of the school day
6.00pm Afterschool clubs end

 Attendance at school is compulsory and the government has set an expected level of attendance for each child of 95% and above. At Deansbrook we are very proud that our attendance levels are well above the national average. Attendance may not always be possible due to ill health but we would like you to actively encourage your child to attend school if they are well enough.

Attendance is strictly monitored and we have procedures in place to tackle persistent poor attendance and lateness. If your child is unable to attend school then can you please make sure you email or call the main office by 9.00am If this does not happen then we will call you as part of our attendance procedures.

The school is in regular contact with the Educational Welfare Officer (EWO), who monitors attendance and supports families who do not meet the legal requirements of attendance set by the government.