How to apply
Our school has just welcomed its fourth cohort of year 7 pupils! We add a new year 7 cohort each year until reaching our full capacity of 1,200 pupils. This includes offering 300 sixth form places.
Applications for places at Ark Pioneer are made in accordance with Barnet Council's co-ordinated admission arrangements. Applications can be submitted through the Barnet Council website, using the 'Apply' link below.
The deadline for applications for year 7 starting secondary school in September 2024 is 31st of October 2023.
Parents will then be notified by Barnet Council on the 1st March 2024 if their application has been successful.
If you have any questions about the admissions process, don't hesitate to get in contact.
We understand the importance of visiting your future secondary school in person to get a sense of the school vision, culture and ethos and to meet leaders, teachers and current pupils.
Our Open Evening on 14th September will take place in our building. The evening will start at 5pm. Guided tours will take place through the evening and the principal will present to parents. There is no booking required for the open evening, but we do advise that parents aim to arrive early if possible, gates will open at 4.30pm
*Adjustments due to Ofsted Inspection. We excitedly welcomed Ofsted in for our first inspection since opening on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th September. Due to this, our last admission for Open Evening will be at 7pm. And the first Principals talk will be delayed to 5.45pm.
Our Open Mornings will include guided tours which take place during the school day from 9.30am - 11am. Due to a number of cancellations we have re-opened bookings for our upcoming dates:
- Thu 5th Oct
- Fri 6th Oct
- Tues 10th Oct
- Wed 11th Oct
- Fri 13th Oct
- Wed 18th Oct
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Best-in-class careers provision
Our pupils dream big for life after school thanks to our highly aspirational careers programme, which includes visits to prestigious universities and employers, one-to-one guidance and a rich programme of workshops and visiting speakers.
Built-in Enrichment Programme
Pupils at Pioneer have an extended school day, allowing every child to take part in two timetabled enrichment activities every week. From cooking to criminology, debating to dodgeball, our pupils develop their talents and interests throughout their life at our school.
Setting your child up for success
We're proud that students from Ark Schools are 3 times more likely to go on to a top tier university at the end of their school career.