Barnet maintained schools and nurseries to benefit from windfall funding

Barnet primary, secondary and special schools and maintained nurseries are due to receive net windfalls of around £17,000 each for the next two years following a decision at Barnet Council

Barnet Council's Colindale offices

Barnet Council’s Pension Committee has agreed to give relevant Barnet schools an ‘easement’ for two years. On average schools can pay £17,000 less each year for the next two years in employers’ pension contributions, releasing funds for other purposes. The actual windfall for each institution will depend on how many of their support staff employees pay into the Barnet Council pension fund.

The money has become available because Barnet Council Pension Fund, into which local authority maintained school support staff across the borough pay, is doing well and is currently funded at 127 per cent required levels.

The Pension Committee finalised the move at its Thursday 1st February meeting.

Reverend Robin Sims Williams, chair of governors of All Saints School in Child’s Hill, said: “It’s been a really tough few years for schools given how restricted government funds are. This boost will make a real difference to schools like ours.”

Chair of the Pension Committee, Cllr Simon Radford, said: “Our school governors, teachers, administrators and support staff have worked so hard for us all in recent years.

“We were delighted to be able to give something back to these absolute heroes.”

Cabinet member for family friendly Barnet, Cllr Pauline Coakley-Webb, said: “At a time when all public services are cash-strapped, we must find ways to help each other. I am delighted Barnet Council is supporting our local schools in this way.”

A full list of the schools and nursaries which will benefit is below.

SchoolStatus of School
AkivaVoluntary aided
All Saints N20Voluntary aided
All Saints NW2Voluntary aided
Annunciation InfVoluntary aided
Annunciation JunVoluntary aided
Beis YaakovVoluntary aided
Beit ShvidlerVoluntary aided
Bell LaneCommunity
BEYA (Brookhill, Hampden Way, St Margaret’s Nurseries)Community
Blessed DominicVoluntary aided
Brookland InfCommunity
Brookland JunCommunity
Brunswick ParkCommunity
Childs HillCommunity
Christchurch JMIVoluntary aided
Church HillCommunity
Coppetts WoodCommunity
Cromer RoadCommunity
Deansbrook InfCommunity
Dollis PrimaryCommunity
Edgware PrimaryCommunity
Finchley Catholic HighVoluntary aided
Friern BarnetCommunity
Frith ManorCommunity
Garden Suburb InfCommunity
Garden Suburb JunCommunity
Hasmonean PriVoluntary aided
Holly ParkCommunity
Holy TrinityVoluntary aided
JCoSSVoluntary aided
Martin Primary SchoolCommunity
Mathilda Marks KennedyVoluntary aided
Menorah FoundationVoluntary aided
Menorah HighVoluntary aided
Menorah Primary for GirlsVoluntary aided
Menorah Primary for BoysVoluntary aided
Monken Hadley CEVoluntary aided
Moss Hall InfCommunity
Moss Hall JunCommunity
Moss Hall NurseryCommunity
Osidge JMIFoundation
Our Lady of LourdesVoluntary aided
Pardes HouseVoluntary aided
Pavilion Study CentreCommunity
Queenswell InfCommunity
Queenswell JunCommunity
Rosh PinahVoluntary aided
Sacred HeartVoluntary aided
Shalom Noam PrimaryVoluntary aided
St Agnes RCVoluntary aided
St Andrews CEVoluntary aided
St Catherines RCVoluntary aided
St James’ Catholic HighVoluntary aided
St Johns CE N11Voluntary aided
St Johns CE N20Voluntary aided
St Josephs RC PrimaryVoluntary aided
St Marys & St Johns PrimaryVoluntary aided
St Marys CE EN4Voluntary aided
St Marys CE N3Voluntary aided
St Michaels Cath GramVoluntary aided
St Pauls CE N11Voluntary aided
St Pauls CE NW7Voluntary aided
St Theresas RCVoluntary aided
St Vincents RCVoluntary aided
TrentVoluntary aided
Underhill SchoolCommunity
Wessex GardensCommunity
Whitings HillCommunity
Woodcroft PrimaryCommunity

No news is bad news 

Independent news outlets like ours – reporting for the community without rich backers – are under threat of closure, turning British towns into news deserts. 

The audiences they serve know less, understand less, and can do less. 

In celebration of Indie News Week, Public Interest News Foundation's Indie News Fund will match fund all donations, including new annual supporter subscriptions for the month of June.

If our coverage has helped you understand our community a little bit better, please consider supporting us with a monthly, yearly or one-off donation. 

Choose the news. Don’t lose the news.

Monthly direct debit 

Annual direct debit

£5 per month supporters get a digital copy of each month’s paper before anyone else, £10 per month supporters get a digital copy of each month’s paper before anyone else and a print copy posted to them each month. £50 annual supporters get a digital copy of each month's paper before anyone else. £84 annual supporters get a print copy by post and a digital copy of each month's before anyone else.

Donate now with Pay Pal

More information on supporting us monthly 

More Information about donations