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Calling all 3 and 10 year olds:  Are you applying for a school place to start in September 2022?

* Please register as soon as possible with our CRP officer Dani *

 Important dates

  • Registration with CRP Officer:                      As soon as possible
  • Eligible attendance dates start:              When registered
  • Last qualifying dates (Secondary):                       30th October 2021
  • Last qualifying dates (Primary):                   8th January 2022
  • Last qualifying dates (6th Form):             31st January 2022


  • Secondary applications are due in by 29th October 2021
  • Nursery and Primary applications are due in by 14th January 2022
  • Sixth-form applications are due in by end of January 2022


Every school has their own admission criteria – please check each one carefully. Most Jewish schools require a Certificate of Religious Practice (CRP) form to be completed if you wish to be considered as a ‘priority applicant’. There are several ways to collect CRP points for your school applications. These may vary and could include some or all of the following options:


  • SYNAGOGUE ATTENDANCE (on Shabbat morning) - Between 17th April and 30th October 2021 for Secondary applications (or January 2022 for Nursery, Reception and Sixth Form entry)
  • ONLINE SYNAGOGUE SERVICES - Between 17th April and 30th October 2021 for Secondary applications (or January 2022 for Nursery, Reception and Sixth Form entry)

Has the child attended internet-based synagogue services on Friday evenings (Kabbalat Shabbat) or the eve of festivals? Online participation must not be on Shabbat or Chagim

  • JEWISH EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES - Between 1st November 2020 and 31st October 2021 for Secondary applications (or January 2022 for Nursery, Reception and Sixth Form entry). Has the child participated in Jewish educational activities? (e.g. cheder, private tutor or school)
  • VOLUNTEERING – 1st November 2019 and 31st October 2021 for Secondary applications (or January 2022 for Nursery, Reception and Sixth Form entry) - extended dates due to Covid-19

Have you or the child’s other parent/guardian participated in a voluntary capacity in a Jewish communal, charitable or welfare activity?

  • CRP JUDAISM ONLINE COURSE 2021 – 3 Courses in 2021 for September 2022 school entry

Course 1 from 5th May 2021 / Course 2 from 16th June 2021 / Course 3 from 24th November 2021

This course has been specifically designed for admission to schools whose religious authority is the Office of the Chief Rabbi or whose Foundation Body is the United Synagogue, for admission in September 2022. Applicants who wish to establish religious practice priority to these schools can choose to accumulate the CRP in any way they wish and this course would accrue 2 points.

The course is open to all applicants and will consist of 6 sessions of 30 minutes, covering topics relevant to Jewish customs and practices, festivals, kashrut, etc. All of them need to be completed in order to satisfy this section. Courses will run in May, June and November 2021.

Families for whom online access presents difficulties are asked to call 020 8343 5656 for more information. For further details on how to participate go to 



Please note that all children need to be registered with the CRP officer and added to the database before forms can be signed.  We have a system in place to record attendance within the children’s service at Synagogue.  We encourage you to also keep your own records of dates you have attended.  Please read each individual school’s admission and CRP criteria carefully. If you require any assistance in understanding your schools admissions criteria for this academic year then please contact Dani on the email address below. Please note, some schools will only accept attendance at synagogue by the child (this is common with secondary school applications), others will accept either the child or parents attendance. Please complete the form below. You can also email Dani on if you have further questions.

All school applicants must complete the Common Application Form (CAF) for the Local Authority in which they live i.e. if you live in Hertfordshire, Barnet etc you complete the CAF for that Local Authority (LA). This is usually found online, but paper copies may be available on request to the LA.


Please ensure you leave yourself enough time to submit your completed and signed forms to the CRP officer before applications to your chosen schools close. We would recommend at least 4 weeks before the closing date to ensure sufficient time. Please allow the CRP officer 1-2 weeks to verify your attendance and sign your forms. We also recommend that you apply to the maximum number of schools allowed as there is no guarantee you will be offered your first choice. If you only apply to one school, you may not be offered a place and then the Local Authority will choose an alternative school for you.

In-year admissions usually follow similar admission criteria and will also require a CRP. Please review your chosen school’s qualifying dates carefully and ensure CRP registration and the usual attendance at shul.


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