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School Admissions

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CRP for School Admissions for 2025 / 2026 


When applying to a Jewish school or nursery under the religious authority of the Office of the Chief Rabbi, you will need to have completed a Certificate of Religious Practice (CRP) form. This is done by collecting points, which can be obtained (in person) through various community-related activities, including synagogue attendance on Shabbat.  


You then send a copy of the completed CRP form directly to your chosen school or nursery, together with relevant supporting documents and the school’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF). Please check the admissions pages of the school(s) in question for their specific requirements. 


CRP points are needed for nursery, primary school, secondary school and sixth form entry (ie if your child will be transferring to a different secondary school for the sixth form).


Visit for full information, including Frequently Asked Questions.   


How to register for CRP

Complete the registration form here:

Please register by the Wednesday before the first Shabbat you wish to attend.

​​Then the synagogue office will create a card with your child’s name on, which will be placed in the relevant service so that their attendance can be verified each time. 

On a Friday night, you will find someone with the cards after the service in the shul lobby.  

If for any reason the Children’s Services are not taking place, CRP cards will be available from the shul foyer after the main service in shul.

Please be sure to make your child's attendance known while you are still in shul otherwise it will be difficult to verify this afterwards.

We will then update the system (please give us a few days to do so) and you will be able to log in at any time to see how many points you have collected.

Once you have the necessary points, you can download the CRP letter which can be attached to your school application.

Once you have registered, the synagogue office will create a card with your child’s name on, which will be placed in the relevant service so that their attendance can be verified each time. 


You can collect points for attendance on Friday nights or Shabbat mornings, but please note you cannot collect points for both a Friday night and a Shabbat morning on the same weekend. 


When is the earliest date for collecting CRP points by attending Shabbat services at Woodside Park Synagogue?

Friday 5 April 2024


Which is the last Shabbat for collecting CRP points? 

Shabbat 26 October 2024 for Year 7 Secondary School applications

Shabbat 11 January 2025 for Reception / Primary School applications and also Sixth Form applications


What time are synagogue services? 

Check every week for details of service times. 

Children’s Services are from 10.45-11.30am every Shabbat, unless otherwise advised in the weekly newsletter.

Junior Children's Service for pre-school - nursery, ground floor Community Centre

Senior Childrens’ Service for years 1-6 - first floor, Wiseman Linden Building


Should you wish to attend another US shul for a Shabbat and still collect CRP points, log in to your CRP account to arrange a transfer for the week in question.  If the US shul in question is not listed, please contact them in advance so they can confirm to us after your visit and we can update your records.


If you have any queries, please email Rosalind Zeffertt at

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