Akiva School

Akiva School


Please find information on our admissions criteria, deadlines and other relevant information.



 In these unprecedented times, as we all follow government guidelines regarding Covid 19 and practice social distancing, we appreciate the implications on parents wishing to fulfill our criteria for school admissions for Reception 2020.  Many, but not all, synagogues are offering live streams to their services and some are providing good alternatives to regular services.  NNLS are using a Kabbalah Shabbat and Havdalah in place of Shabbat services and we are happy to accept evidence of attendance to these as an alternative.

Our criteria remain the same as indicated in our admissions arrangements.  However, during the lockdown or long periods of self-isolation, instead of dockets or a signature, we are happy to accept photographic evidence in the form of a screenshot of selfie etc, both preferably dated, of services/specific shabbat events attended as a live screen by qualifying synagogues.  

Akiva is unique among the family of Jewish Schools as it is the only Jewish school with a Progressive, rather than Orthodox or pluralist ethos. Our Judaism reflects that of our stakeholder communities who founded the school and continue to guide our Jewish life.

This is reflected in our admissions criteria. The overriding principle behind the school’s admission arrangements is that they should give priority to families with an on-going commitment to Progressive Judaism, for whom this is the only Jewish school that specifically caters for their Jewish needs.

The admission arrangements also reflect two connections that the school has. The first is the connection with our stakeholder communities in the Reform and Liberal movements, which created the school. The second is a connection with New North London Synagogue which is also based on the Manor House site.‚Äč

Local qualifying synagogues include the following, although any other Liberal, Reform or Progressive synagogue will be accepted.






If you have any queries please contact the office by email admin@akivaschool.org


Admissions for entry into school for Reception September 2021

  • If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 you will need to apply to your home council for a place in a primary school for the 2020/2021 academic year.

  • Prospective parents need to enrol on the London Borough of Barnet website, where you will find the online application form for the London Borough of Barnet.

  • You will also need to submit a Supplementary Application Form (please see below).

  • The criteria and Supplementary Application Form for 2020/21 can be found below:

Schools Admissions Arrangements 2021-2022

Supplementary Application Form 2021-22

Proforma of possible Shabbatot 1st May 2020-31st October 2020

  • The deadline for sending in the forms for 2021-2022 is 15th January 2021

Applying from Israel?

 For appeals click here.

 In year applications for the Academic Year 2020/2021

If you are looking for a place at Akiva School in the current academic year 2019-20, then please look at our admissions criteria below (please click the links).

School Admissions Criteria 2020-2021

Supplementary Application form 2020-2021