Christopher Hatton is a popular and often oversubscribed school.
We strictly abide by the admissions criteria of Camden Local Authority.
Reception places will be offered to children on a full-time basis.
In the event of oversubscription, places will be offered in descending order to:
a) Looked-after children or children who were previously looked-after but immediately after being looked-after became subject to an adoption, child arrangement or special guardianship order. This also includes previously looked after children who were in state care outside England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.
b) Applicants who have a brother or sister* living at the same address on the school's roll when they join.
*Sibling refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, adopted brother or sister, step brother or sister, or the child of the parent/carer's partner where the child for whom the school place is sought is living in the same family unit at the same address as the sibling.
c) Applicants whom the authority accepts have an exceptional social or medical need for a place at the school in question. Parents/guardians will need to submit a case supported by appropriate professional evidence from a doctor, social worker or similar professional. That evidence will need to support the link between the child's needs and the specific school. The local authority will also accept recommendations from the SEN exceptional needs panel for an applicant whose needs support a place at a particular school.
d) Children whose parent has been a qualified teacher working at the relevant school for two years or more at the time of application and / or children of a qualified teacher at the relevant school who has been recruited to fill a vacancy for which there is a skill shortage.
e) Distance measured in a straight line from the child's home to the centre of the school, using the local authority's computerised measuring system, with those living closer to the school receiving higher priority.
If necessary, criterion e will be used as a tiebreaker for criteria b, c and d.
For more information about joining our Nursery or Reception Classes, please click here to watch a welcome video from Gwen. This video was made during the pandemic when school tours were not possible but it still contains lots of information you will find useful.
For current school tours in person please contact the school office.