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.

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