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Parents urged to get Primary School applications in early

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15 November 2017

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The parents of children due to enter Reception classes in September next year are being urged to get their applications in by the 15 January deadline.

  • Parents of children entering one of Enfield’s 70 primary schools have until 15 January 2018 to complete their application
  • Application deadline is for children entering Reception class and born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014
  • Enfield Council’s online admissions portal is quick and easy to use and gives information about the borough’s schools

The parents of children due to enter Reception classes in September next year are being urged to get their applications in by the 15 January deadline.
Enfield Council is recommending that parents use the quick, easy and secure online portal to complete their application promptly.
Because many schools in Enfield get many more applications than they have places available, the Council recommends that unless parents are absolutely certain that their child will get a place at a particular school, they should apply for more than one and list them in order of preference to maximise the chances that they will get a place at one of the schools of their choice.
Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services and Protection, Cllr Ayfer Orhan, said: “It is important that parents do their research before making their application so they know what the admissions criteria are and they choose schools their children stand a good chance of getting into.
“Our admissions process underpins the principles of fairness for all and a good quality education for everyone so that anyone in Enfield can achieve their potential.
“Starting primary school is an exciting time for children and we are committed to providing excellent learning opportunities and high quality education for all of our young people. I am incredibly proud that 93 per cent of our schools are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted and our young people have the opportunity to succeed and achieve great things whichever school they go to.
“I’d strongly recommend that parents do their research and make their application  by the deadline to maximise their chance of getting a place at a school of their choice. If you make your application after the deadline you are more likely not to get one of your chosen schools, so it makes sense to get your application in by 15 January. 
Parents should consider contacting the schools they are interested in and arranging a visit prior to making their application.
The Council also recommends checking the school website for information about it, checking how many places are available at the schools in question and reading the admission criteria and check how likely their child is to get a place there. 
The Council also suggests you consider how your child will get to school.

 More details about the admissions process can be found by clicking here