School admissions applications

Starting nursery class in September 2017

Children normally attend a nursery class attached to a school for a year before starting in a primary school reception class.

If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 you can make and online application for a nursery place at one of the nursery classes attached to primary schools listed below:

Alma, Bowes, Brettenham, Brimsdown, Bush Hill Park, Carterhatch, Chase Side, Chesterfield, Churchfield, De Bohun, Eastfield, Eldon, Fleecefield, Galliard, Garfield, Hazelbury, Hazelwood, Highfield, Honilands, Houndsfield, Keys Meadow, Lavender, Prince of Wales, Raynham, Southbury, Starks Field, Suffolks, Raglan, Tottenhall, West Grove, Wilbury, Worcesters.

You need to apply for a place by 15 January 2017. Your child will start in nursery in September 2017.

The online admissions system opened on 1 October 2016 for online applications. The latest date for your application to be treated as an on time application is 15 January 2017. Any applications made after this date are treated as late applications.

If you wish to apply for any other schools with nursery classes attached you will need to approach the schools directly to submit an application.

For more information, view our nursery booklet (PDF , 3MB). Informed Families can provide details on other nursery classes, day nurseries and playgroups run by voluntary and private organisations.

Starting primary school in September 2017

If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013, you will need to apply for a primary school place by 15 January 2017. Your child will start reception class in September 2017.

The online admissions system is open for applications and the latest date for your application to be treated as an on time application is 15 January 2017. Any applications made after this date are treated as late applications.

For more information, view our primary school booklet (PDF , 13MB). For details about visiting open sessions for primary, infant and junior schools, see our arrangements document (PDF , 212KB). If a school is not listed, you should contact them directly for their arrangements.

National offer day is 18 April 2017.

If your child was born between 1 April and 31 August and you want to defer their entry to school by a whole year, see our summer born guidance (PDF, 202KB).

Waiting lists

Waiting lists are compiled for all Enfield primary and infant schools. Community school waiting lists are held by us, but academies, voluntary-aided schools, foundation schools and free schools hold their own waiting lists. You should contact each school directly for information.

Your child’s name is automatically included on the waiting list for any Enfield school that was a higher preference than the school they were offered.  

If you would like your child to be considered for a school that was not one of your original preferences, or that was a lower preference than the school they were offered, you should complete a PR2 form (PDF , 119KB). This must also be used to apply for schools outside of Enfield. The form should have been emailed to the team by 3 May 2016. 

Appeal information

If it was not possible to offer your child a place at a school of your preference, you can appeal. Infant class sizes are restricted by law to 30 pupils, with a single qualified teacher. If your child has not been offered a place because the class is at this limit you can still appeal, however it's important to read the information accompanying the form. Infant appeals are often unsuccessful because panels only have limited powers to uphold this type of appeal.

Appeals for community schools are arranged by the appeal service and usually held at the Enfield Civic Centre. Academies, voluntary-aided schools, foundation schools and free schools are responsible for their own appeal procedures.

For more information, visit our appeals page.

Out of borough schools

If you have been unsuccessful with an application for a school outside of Enfield, you should contact school or the borough where the school is located.

Primary to secondary school transfer in September 2017

If you completed your child’s secondary school transfer application for September 2017 ’on-time‘ (by the closing deadline of 31 October 2016) you will receive the outcome during the evening of 1 March 2017. The Enfield School Admission Service will not be able to answer any queries relating to your application before 2 March 2017.

If your child is going into year six of primary school in September 2016, you will need to make sure you apply for your child to start their secondary education in September 2017.

The online admissions system opened on 1 September 2016 for online applications and the latest date for your application to be treated as an on time application is 31 October 2016. Any applications made after this date are treated as late applications.

For more information, view our secondary school admissions, including open days (PDF , 1MB)

Places at all Enfield secondary schools have been allocated in accordance with the published admissions criteria, which can be found in ouguide to secondary schools booklet (PDF , 3MB). This relates to children starting secondary school in September 2017.

An in-year admission is when you need to make an application to a school outside of the normal admissions round, at a time when your child should already be attending school.

Normal admission rounds are for primary reception when starting statutory schooling (four years old) for the first time, and for primary to secondary transfer (children currently in year six).

You would normally be making an in year application if you recently moved, arrived from another country, or want to transfer your child to another school. If your child is already in school and you are considering transferring them to another school, you will need to be aware that places are already allocated and availability is limited. 

This is particularly important if your child is in year six of primary school, or in year ten/eleven of secondary school, when a move at this stage of their education is highly discouraged and should only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

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