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Interested in a school place for your child?


Our school hours are as follows

7.30 - 8.30 : Breakfast Club Provision (paid)

8.30 - 8.45 : Arrive at school and get to class - early work

8.45 : Registration

3.05 : End of Day for Reception, Y1 & Y2

3.10 : End of Day for KS2

3.10 - 6pm : After School Hub (paid)



32.9 hours for Reception and KS1

33.3 hours for KS2


If you would like to see inside our school and find out more please the school office to book a tour


Watch this short film below to get a flavour of what you'll see

Welcome to The Gold Star Federation

Admissions to Nursery

Sunbeam Nursery (2-3 year olds) - The Orion

The Orion Nursery (3-4 year olds) - The Orion (15 hours a week)


We offer both paid and FEE2 funded places for 2 year olds.

To check your eligibility for FEE2 funding click on the following link.

Is my child eligible for a FEE2 funded place?

Applying for any nursery place must be done via the school office. The registration form is available to download below. Contact for all nursery admissions is Charmaine Harrison, the office manager. You will need to show your child's birth certificate and proof of address.

Primary School Admissions - Applying for a Reception place

The Orion is a 4 form entry, fully inclusive school. 

Each year there are 120 Reception places.

School places are offered in accordance to Barnet's admissions criteria.

The school is currently over-subscribed.

The school has no power or sway over decisions made by the Admissions Team.

Below are some documents and links which may help you.

Have a look at our step by step guide to apply for a Reception place online

Applications for Reception 2024 can now be made on Barnet's eadmissions page.

All applications are made online.

Deadline for applications to be made is January 15th 2024. Applications made after this date are considered late.

National school offer date is 16th April 2024

Click on the following link to go straight to the admissions page

In-Year Admissions

This is an application made for your child after the September that they would start in Reception. These admissions must be made via the link below and are made to Barnet not directly to the school. 

If a child is leaving The Orion the parent should notify the school office. The school office will then liaise with the new school and inform Barnet's Admissions Team that a place has become available within a certain year group. Barnet will then offer a place according to the waiting list for that year group.

Secondary School Admissions

Applications must be made by October 31st.

Applications made after this date are considered late.

Need some help? Book an appointment with the school office.

Making an Appeal

If you wish to contest the decision of the admissions team you have the right to appeal. Find out about this by clicking the link below

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