Krishna Avanti Primary School (Harrow) (“the School”) is part of the Avanti Schools Trust and is an inclusive Hindu faith-designated school that welcomes children of all faiths and none. More information about the School can be found by visiting the links below.

The Trust Board of Avanti Schools Trust (“the Trust Board”) is the “admission authority” for all schools within the trust and is responsible for determining and implementing the admission arrangements for those schools.

The School is fully inclusive and welcomes applications for the admission of children of all abilities and needs, including those with special educational needs and disabilities. The School fully complies with its responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010.

The published admission number (PAN) for Krishna Avanti Primary School

Reception Class intake is 60

Nursery Class is 26 (AM, PM, and Full Day)

If you require further clarity on Admissions please do not hesitate to contact the school office at 0208 381 3344.

Please click on the links below for further details on admissions.

Admissions Policies

Please click on the links below to view the Policy and the relevant SIF forms.

Academic Year 2025-2026

Reception Admissions

Nursery Admissions

  • Nursery Admissions Policy

In Year Admissions Policy for Academic Year 2024-2025

Reception Admissions

Nursery Admissions


Supplementary Information Form (“SIF”)

If you wish to apply under the faith criteria of the admissions policy, parents must submit a completed supplementary information form (“SIF”) to the school office by the deadline date in addition to submitting a completed online application form to the Council. Please submit a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) within one week of submitting your child’s application to Harrow Council

The SIF form must be certified by the practicing Hindu parent’s temple. Failure to do so will result in the child being placed into the next category that applies according to the admissions policy.

Please click on the links below to download and print the correct SIF form:


Important Note (only applies to statutory age pupils admissions):

If more applications are received under any one criterion than there are places available, the tiebreaker of distance measured in a straight line from home to school will be applied, with the nearest applicant to the school being given the highest priority.

Once the school has completed the ranking of applications, Harrow Council coordinates all the offers for statutory-age pupils to make sure that each applicant receives only one offer (for Nursery Pupils the school will coordinate the offers) They do this by looking at the way you ranked schools, as follows:

  • If your child meets the rules for only one of the schools on your list, they will only inform you of an offer to that school.
  • If your child meets the rules for more than one of the schools you have asked for, they will look at the rankings you gave the schools and will only inform you of the offer from your highest-ranked school. Therefore, if Krishna Avanti Primary School were able to offer you a place, but a higher ranked school was also able to offer a place, you would only be informed of the offer for the higher ranked school and the place at Krishna Avanti Primary School would be offered to another child. Being offered a higher-ranked school does not constitute as an error in the admissions process.

A full explanation of admission arrangements is available to view on the Harrow Council website at www.harrow.gov.uk/schooladmissions. Please refer to the Harrow Council “Guide to Primary Schools in Harrow” for further information.


LATE APPLICATIONS:

Forms received after the closing date will be processed and considered only after those received by the closing date have been processed. Places will be offered where vacancies remain using Krishna Avanti Primary Schools admissions oversubscription criteria.


September 2024 Nursery Admissions Intake

The number of places at the Nursery will be 26 full-time equivalent places, of which 26 Morning places (08:00 am – 11:00 am), Afternoon places (11:30 am-2:30 pm), or Full-time places (08:00 am – 2:30 pm).

Should you wish your child/ren to come to our Nursery please apply directly to the school via the Harrow Council website link below.

For further details on KAPSH over subscription criteria, please read our Nursery Admissions Policy via the admissions policy links below.

How to Apply and Important Deadlines

Please only complete the Nursery application online form if your child’s date of birth is between 1 September 2020 – 31 August 2021.

If applications are completed out of the DOB range they will NOT be considered and will be marked as invalid. Outcome letters will not be sent for invalid applications.

To apply for a place, please complete the Harrow Council Nursery Common Application Form via the link below.

Click on the links below to view and download the documents or make an online application to Harrow Council.

  • KAPSH Nursery Policy and Admissions oversubscription criteria

  • Nursery Common Application Form – Link to Harrow Council Online Application form – All parents must complete this form.

  • Submit a copy of your child’s Nursery Application supporting documents (birth certificate, Council Tax bill and Harrow Council Application/Reference email) to the school office by 15 January.

  • Supplementary Information Form (SIF) – If you are applying under the faith criteria of the Admissions Policy in addition to the Common Application Form you will need to submit the original Supplementary Information Form (SIF) within one week of submitting your child’s application or by 15 January.

Submitting your Application Form to Krishna Avanti Primary School, Harrow (KAPSH)

Once you complete your application form via the Harrow Council link above please ensure you submit the following documents to the Krishna Avanti school office by 15 January. If you are dropping off the SIF form then please feel free to hand deliver it to the school between 8:30 am – 1:30 pm or post this to the school via the letterbox outside the school gates (off-peak times) alternatively you may wish to post the form recorded delivery. Please do not hesitate to contact the school office: 0208 381 3344 if you have any further queries.

  • A printed copy of the auto email you receive from Harrow Council of your child’s application
  • A copy current council tax bill Applicable for the 2024-2025 Financial Year
  • A copy of your child’s birth certificate
  • SIF form if you are applying under faith criteria of the school admissions policy

Important Note Reminder:

You can only apply to one Nursery in the Harrow Borough. If parents apply to more than one Nursery online the latest application submitted to Harrow Council will be used to consider admission and any previous applications submitted to the council/Nursery may be void. For further information please contact the Harrow Council or the school office.

You are making a preference to attend the Nursery provision AM, PM, or Full Day session therefore, the school cannot guarantee a place within the preference requested.

A child who has been offered a place at our nursery is not automatically entitled to a place at the Krishna Avanti Primary School for Reception. You will still need to apply for a Reception place via your Local Authority by 15 January.

 

30-Hour Code Validations for Sept 2024

For those of you applying for the extended entitlement (30 hours funding) for your child(ren), the deadline for parents of new children to apply for their eligibility codes for the Autumn Term is 31 August 2024. Parents must apply via the Gov Uk website before the summer holidays in order to avoid any issues with their applications by the deadline of 10 July 2024. Please remember a new child cannot start claiming the extended hours for the first time within their grace period (between the validity end date and grace period end date).

Apply for 30-Hour Code via Gov UK website

30 hours codes must be rechecked termly before the following dates via the Gov Uk website:

  • 10 July for Autumn Term ( Sept) – (30-hour code must be valid before 31 August)
  • 01 December for Spring (Jan) – (30-hour code must be valid before 31 December)
  • 10 March Summer Term (Apr) – (30-hour code must be valid before 31 March)

Existing Codes Requiring Action:

Please check all existing eligibility codes that have been verified as eligible. If any of the validity end dates have passed your child may be offered a 15 hour place in the Nurser. Parents must ensure they re-check their eligibility through the HMRC website. If you do not re-check the eligibility successfully and the grace period end date has expired before the start of the term as stated above, you will no longer be able to access the extended hours.

Deadlines
15 January 2025 Closing date for receipt of Nursery and Reception Applications – In line with Harrow Council Date
15th March 2025 Outcome letters posted to parents/carers

Changes to your application?

Please inform Krishna Avanti School in writing if you change your address and submit the most current proof of address (council tax bill) to ensure that your application is amended accordingly. Please ensure that you follow up within 5 working days to confirm details have been received.


September 2025 Reception Admissions Intake

How to Apply via Harrow Council:

To apply for a place at the school, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Applicants must complete your Council’s online admissions form and submit it online. The deadline for submitting this form is 15th January 2025. The Harrow Council online form can be viewed by clicking here.
  2. Parents must also complete a Supplementary Information Form (‘SIF’) if they wish to apply for a place on the basis of Hindu practice under the faith criteria of the admissions policy. Please download the form from the link below. Parents must follow up with the Temple offices to confirm procedures for the signing of the SIF forms.
  3. The SIF must be returned to the School office and not to the Council. The office address is on the form.
  4. Applications must be submitted no later than 15th January 2025.
  5. Applications received after the closing date will be considered after those received on time.
  6. Offers of Reception places will be sent to applicants from the Council.
  7. Unsuccessful applicants will be placed on a waiting list. If a place becomes available this will be allocated using the School’s admissions policy and the oversubscription criteria as published in the Admissions Policy listed below.
  8. Unsuccessful applicants have the right to appeal and information will be sent with the decision letter from the Council.

Useful Links and Documents

Please click on the links below to view the relevant pages and to download the documents.

Harrow Council apply for a faith school place

Harrow Councils Online Application Form for Academic Year 2025-2026

Harrow Council Guide to Primary Schools 2024-25 – Further information on applying for a primary school place.

KAPSH SIF Form (Academic Yr 2025-2026)

KAPSH Admissions Policy (Academic Yr 2025-2026)

Changes to your application?

Please inform the respective council and Krishna Avanti School immediately of any change of address in writing and ensure that you follow up within 10 working days to confirm details have been received.


Appeals

If you wish to appeal against the decision not to offer your child a place at the school, please send an email to the school office requesting an appeal pack. To submit an appeal, please send a completed Notice of Appeal form from the appeal pack to the school office.

For your appeal to be heard in the main round of appeals a ‘Notice of Appeal form’ must be submitted by email to the school office via email ([email protected]) by 15th May 2024 (the deadline is in line with Harrow Council Appeal deadline date – 15 May 2024).

Appeals will be heard early in the summer term 2024. To be considered in this first round of grouped appeals, your appeal form must be received to the school office by Wednesday 15 May 2024. Subsequently, appeals hearings are held periodically throughout the academic year.

September 2024 – July 2025 In-Year Admission

There is no deadline to apply for in-year admission. Parents should note the school is currently full therefore, there is no vacancy. Should a vacancy arise In Year, the school will allocate a place based on the latest waiting list provided by Harrow Council.

Applicants should be aware the waiting list for Krishna Avanti School is maintained by the school and parents or guardians should contact the school office for an update on their child’s position on the waiting list.

Please see below FAQ from Harrow Council regarding the waiting list.

In Year Admission for Statutory School Age (Reception, Year 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6)

If your child is of statutory school age and you wish to make an application for in-year admission, you must make an application to your local council naming Krishna Avanti Primary School as one of your preferences.

If you reside in Harrow please follow the Harrow Council admissions guidance link below for further details. If you live outside of Harrow, please contact your local authority or visit their website for further information on how to apply for a primary school place.

In Year Admissions Policy, SIF Forms, and Harrow Council Application Guidance

Please click on the links below.

We advise you to read the Harrow Council guidance on applying to faith schools before submitting your application online:

Alternatively, you can contact Harrow Council Admissions Department.


In-Year Admission for Nursery

To be eligible for a place at the Nursery school for September 2024-2025, your child must be born between 1st September 2020 and 31st August 2021.

We currently offer 26 full-time equivalent places Monday–Friday during term time, of which morning-only places (08:00 am – 11:00 am), and afternoon-only places (11:30 am – 14:30 pm).

Full-day extended entitlement is from 8:00 am – 14:30 pm (additional charges apply for full-day nursery entitlements for school meals and 1/2 hour supervision during lunch – see further information below)

Important Note: A child who has been offered a place at our nursery is not automatically entitled to a place at the Krishna Avanti Primary School for Reception Year. You will still need to apply for a Reception place via your Local Authority by 15 January)

For further details, please see the links below:

  • In Year Admissions Policy (Academic Yr 2024/2025)
  • In Year KAPSH Nursery Application Form (Academic Yr 2024/2025)
  • In Year Nursery SIF Form- (Academic Yr 2024/2025)

Please return your completed SIF form directly to the school office. Please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 0208 381 3344 if you require further information.

Changes to your application?

Please inform the respective council and Krishna Avanti School immediately any change of address in writing and ensure that you follow up within 5 working days to confirm details have been received.

Additional Charges for School Meals and Lunch Provision

(Full Day pupils – only if eligible for extended entitlement of 30 Hours)

Payment for School lunch and Supervision for Nursery child/ren for the 2024-2025 academic year must be made via Arbor Portal using the login issued by the school office.

The price of school meals for the Nursery pupils is £3 per day per pupil which includes lunchtime provision. Payments must be made in advance and in full term. Please note the amounts stated below have been rounded up to include ParentPay fees of £3 per term. As per the Nursery application agreement the school cannot reimburse refunds for Nursery absences. Meal prices and menu are subject to change and information will be sent to you should this happen. There is no provision for packed lunches. If there is a dietary requirement or medical need please speak to the class teacher in first instance. For ease of reference payment options are listed below:

Please see below the payment options for 2024-2025 for Nursery full-day pupils

W/C 11 Sept 2024- Full Autumn term 57 days – £171.00
W/C 6 January 2025 – Full Spring term 59 days – £177.00
W/C 21 April 2025 Full Summer Term 59 days – £177.00

W/C 11 Sept 2024 Whole school year payment is from 11 September 2024- 22 July 2025 (175 days) £525.00


Remaining on the waiting list for the following academic year (Reception, Year 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6)

The school’s waiting list is held for one academic year.

Harrow Council will send a reminder to applicants who live within the Harrow Borough usually in July /August. This is to inform you as parents/guardians to reapply for admission for your child if you wish to remain on the school’s waiting list for the following academic year. If you live outside of Harrow, please contact your local authority to reapply for a primary school place for the following academic year.

If you have submitted a SIF form this must also be renewed annually by the Temple and the Parents. The school must receive a new SIF form the following academic year by the last day of the school term calendar in July to ensure your child’s application is considered on the school’s waiting list under the faith criteria in line with the admissions policy for the new academic year.

Please note applications will not automatically be carried forward to the following academic year by Harrow Council. Failure to reapply may result in your child being taken off the waiting list sent by Harrow Council to the school in September annually.

 


Open Morning (Nursery and Reception September 2025 intake)

The school will hold two open morning sessions in the Autumn term. We would like to invite parents to attend the open morning sessions. This will give you an opportunity to meet the team, have a tour of the school and receive vital information on the school and its admissions process and procedures.

The open mornings are mainly for prospective Nursery and Reception parents whose children are due to start school in September 2025 in Nursery and Reception. If you are interested in applying for In Year place you may still attend the open morning.

If you would like to attend the open morning session please click on the booking link to complete a short form so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

If there are any cancellations due to unforeseen circumstances you will be notified asap and where possible two/ three days prior to the event and the details will also be published on the website.

Day 1: 21st November 2024

Day 2: 3rd December 2024

Open Morning Booking Link

Time: Prompt start at 9:00 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. (arrival time for registration 8:45 a.m.)

Venue: Krishna Avanti Primary School, Harrow, Camrose Avenue, Edgware, HA8 6ES

Open Morning Presentation will be published after the event.


Please see below an important notice from Bhaktivedanta Manor.

The school would like to clarify financial contributions/ donations made to Bhaktivedanta Manor Temple in Watford do not have a link with admissions places offered to the school. Please see a statement from Bhaktivedanta Manor. Click on the image to view the document.


Admissions Waiting List Frequently Asked Questions

Please see the Harrow Council FAQ’s regarding admissions waiting list queries – Harrow Council School Waiting list FAQs

Why is the position showing as 0?

The schools are responsible for their own waiting list. To find out your child’s position for faith schools, please contact the schools directly.

Why has my child’s position on the waiting list changed?

A child’s position on the waiting list is not static. They can move up the waiting list if a place is offered to the child at the top of the waiting list causing all other children to move up the list or if a child with a higher priority is removed from the waiting list.

However, it is also possible to move down the waiting list if another family with a higher priority under the admission arrangements asks for their child to go on the waiting list.

How long will it take for a space to become available for my child?

We are unable to advise how long it may take for a school place to become available for your child, as this is dependent on the movements of children within the school. If a place becomes available for your child we will send a letter to advise you.

Do I need to renew my child’s waiting list?

Your child will remain on the waiting list for the remainder of the academic year. Harrow Council will then contact you at the end of the summer term to confirm if you would like this to continue to remain over the following academic year in which you will be advised to complete the application again.

How will I know if there is a space for my child in my preferred school?

If a school place becomes available from the waiting list for your child an offer letter will be sent from Harrow Council to advise you.

How is my child’s waiting list position worked out?

Your child’s waiting list position is determined by the published admissions oversubscription criteria (KAPSH Admissions Policy) which can be found on the school website.

Please be aware that admissions criteria for faith Schools can be different from other schools.


Allocation Statistics for September 2024

The Admissions Authority of the School co-ordinate places to applicants in the following way:

(a) If the number applying for our school is less than (or equal to) the planned admissions number, all will be offered a place;

(b) If the number applying is greater than the planned admissions number, places will be allocated by giving priority to children according to our admissions criteria published in our policy (in the order below), up to the planned admissions number. 

The Planned Admission Numbers (PAN) for Krishna Avanti School are; Reception Class – 60 places; Nursery – 26 places.

Once it has been determined which children can be offered places at Krishna Avanti School, the Harrow Admissions team will coordinate all Reception Class offers to make sure that each applicant receives only one offer and the school coordinates Nursery offers.

If more applications are received under any one criterion than are available, the tie-breaker of distance measured in a straight line from home to school will be applied. The nearest applicant to the school will be given the highest priority.

How places were allocated for Reception Class Admission Krishna Avanti Primary School for September 2024 Intake

The published admission number (PAN) for Krishna Avanti Primary School for the 2024/2025 Reception Class intake is 60.

Krishna Avanti Primary School- Reception Admissions Criteria Number of Places allocated

(Furthest Distance Offered In Miles)

Special Educational Needs 0
Criteria 1. Looked After Children 0  
Criteria 2. Sibling Connections 21 – (1.76 miles)
Criteria 3. Children Of Staff 1 –  (5.76 Miles)
Criteria 4.

Up to 15 places to Hindu children with a practising Hindu3 parent who worships at an ISKCON Temple in the following order of priority:

4.1 Hindu children with a practising Hindu parent who has taken initiation (diksha) and        attends Sanga;

4.2 Hindu children with a practising Hindu parent who attends Sanga;

To be included in this category, a completed supplementary information form (“SIF”) certified by an authorised representative of the ISKCON Bhaktivedanta Manor temple (Dharam Marg, Hilfield Lane, Radlett, Watford WD25 8HE). Authorised representatives for criteria 4 are stated on the SIF form.

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The furthest distance offered under sub-criteria 4.2 (1.946 miles). Allocation in the order of priority according to the Admissions Policy

4.1  – 4  (5.682)

4.2  – 6 (1.946)

Criteria 5.  Up to 15 places to Hindu children with a practising Hindu parent. 15  (0.33 miles)
Criteria 6.  All other children. 13 (0.40 miles)
Total Reception Places Available and Offered 60
Total Number of Preferences Expressed 232

Allocation Statistics for September 2023

The Admissions Authority of the School co-ordinate places to applicants in the following way:

(a) If the number applying for our school is less than (or equal to) the planned admissions number, all will be offered a place;

(b) If the number applying is greater than the planned admissions number, places will be allocated by giving priority to children according to our admissions criteria published in our policy (in the order below), up to the planned admissions number. 

The Planned Admission Numbers (PAN) for Krishna Avanti School are; Reception Class – 60 places; Nursery – 26 places.

Once it has been determined which children can be offered places at Krishna Avanti School, the Harrow Admissions team will coordinate all Reception Class offers to make sure that each applicant receives only one offer and the school coordinates Nursery offers.

If more applications are received under any one criterion than are available, the tie-breaker of distance measured in a straight line from home to school will be applied. The nearest applicant to the school will be given the highest priority.

How places were allocated for Reception Class Admission Krishna Avanti Primary School for September 2023 Intake

The published admission number (PAN) for Krishna Avanti Primary School for the 2023/2024 Reception Class intake is 60.

Krishna Avanti Primary School- Reception Admissions Criteria Number of Places allocated

(Furthest Distance Offered In Miles)

Special Educational Needs 1
Criteria 1. Looked After Children 0  
Criteria 2. Sibling Connections 31 – (5.211 miles)
Criteria 3. Children Of Staff 1 –  (2.104 Miles)
Criteria 4.

Up to 15 places to Hindu children with a practising Hindu3 parent who worships at an ISKCON Temple in the following order of priority:

4.1 Hindu children with a practising Hindu parent who has taken initiation (diksha) and        attends Sanga;

4.2 Hindu children with a practising Hindu parent who attends Sanga;

To be included in this category, a completed supplementary information form (“SIF”) certified by an authorised representative of the ISKCON Bhaktivedanta Manor temple (Dharam Marg, Hilfield Lane, Radlett, Watford WD25 8HE). Authorised representatives for criteria 4 are stated on the SIF form.

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The furthest distance offered under sub-criteria 4.2 (3.042 miles). Allocation in the order of priority according to the Admissions Policy

4.1  – 0  (Not applicable)

4.2  – 6 (3.042)

Criteria 5.  Up to 15 places to Hindu children with a practising Hindu parent. 16  (0.522 miles -Last pupil twin, therefore, is an exception to offer place under this criteria)
Criteria 6.  All other children. 6 (0.393 miles)
Total Reception Places Available and Offered 61 (1 SEN Pupil offered after national offers)
Total Number of Preferences Expressed 219

2022-23 Admissions Policy Consultation: Krishna Avanti Primary School, Harrow 

The Avanti Schools Trust would like to consult on the proposed changes to Krishna Avanti School’s Admission Policy for the 2023-2024 academic year. The consultation will run for six weeks from Tuesday 16th November 2021 to 7th January 2022.

The proposed changes are as follows:

  • Change from 30 Hindu places to 15 to allow for local places with consideration to the AST value on inclusivity and in alignment to other AST faith schools.

  • Removal of criteria 5 from the 2022-23 policy to reflect the changes detailed above.

The draft policy for consultation and the supplementary information form (SIF) can be viewed via the AST website link below or a copy is available, on request, from the school:

The admissions authority invites comments on the proposed over-subscription criteria for Krishna Avanti Primary School, Harrow.

Comments may be sent via this https://avanti.org.uk/consultations/ or via email to [email protected] .

Thank you for taking the time to read consultation information for Krishna Avanti’s School’s admissions arrangements.

We hope that you find it informative and are able to take the time to share your views with us. If you have difficulty in accessing or understanding any aspect of the proposal or giving your feedback online, please do get in touch with us so that we can help. You can reach us by emailing [email protected] or calling 020 8249 6830.

Via an online form: Click here

In writing to:

Admissions Consultations
Avanti Schools Trust
Wemborough Road
Stanmore
HA7 2EQ

Avanti Schools Trust Prospectus

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