Eden not to be a JCoSS feeder school
JCOSS HAS announced it will not be adding Eden Primary to its roster of feeder schools for entry in 2018 in its newly published admissions policy.
The cross-communal secondary in East Barnet said its governors had decided that, while feeder places would remain for 2018 at five places per year six class for its existing feeder schools, there would be no guaranteed feeder places for Eden. This is despite earlier suggestions that places would be reserved for pupils from the cross-communal primary in Haringey next year.
JCoSS headteacher Patrick Moriarty said: “This consultation elicited a range of views. Arguments for and against adding Eden as a feeder school are finely balanced, as are the arguments for and against feeder schools generally.
“The governors did not feel this was the right time to make significant changes to admissions criteria which could be perceived as either entrenching or disposing of feeder schools generally.”
The school said it would go ahead with proposals to provide sibling eligibility — offering places to siblings of pupils and provide priority for staff children. Places offered on geographical proximity would remain at 18.