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School admissions applications

Admission to a nursery class - September 2020

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 2016 and 31 August 2017 you can apply online for a nursery place at one of the following primary schools:

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

You need to apply for a place by 15 February 2020. Your child will start in nursery in September 2020.

The online admission system is open and the latest date for your application to be treated as an on-time application is 15 February 2020. Any applications made after this date are treated as late applications. For more information about applying online, view our step by step guide (PDF). 

If you want to apply for any other schools with nursery classes attached, you will need to contact the schools directly.

For more information, view our Nursery booklet (PDF)Enfield Early Education and Childcare can provide details on other nursery classes, day nurseries and playgroups run by voluntary and private organisations.

If you would like your child's application to be considered under the medical criterion, see our medical priority guidance.

For more information about any educational provision available for your child before September 2020, contact Enfield Early Education and Childcare.

You can search for primary, secondary and special needs schools in Enfield and across England by visiting GOV.UK. Here you can access Ofsted reports, information on school performance and approximate home to school distances. These are only a guide as we use our own specialist systems to measure distances when allocating places in Enfield.

Applying for a nursery school in Enfield 2020 (PDF)

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, you will need to apply for a primary school place by 15 January 2020. Your child will start reception class in September 2020.

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 2020. Any applications made after this date are treated as late applications. For more information, view our step by step guide to applying online (PDF). 

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

Places in reception classes at Enfield primary and infant schools will be allocated in line with the published admissions criteria. You can find this in primary schools in Enfield admissions criteria (PDF).

National offer day is 16 April 2020.

If your child was born between 1 April 2016 and 31 August 2016 and you want to defer their entry to school by a whole year, view our summer born guidance (PDF) and complete the deferral request form (PDF). For more information about school admissions for children born in the summer, visit GOV.UK.

If you would like your application to be considered under the medical criterion, see our medical priority guidance.

You can search for primary, secondary and special needs schools in Enfield and across England by visiting GOV.UK. Here you can access Ofsted reports, information on school performance and approximate home to school distances. These are only a guide as we use our own specialist systems to measure distances when allocating places in Enfield.

Applying for a primary school in Enfield 2020 (PDF)

Transfer to secondary school - September 2020

Information about the outcome of secondary transfer applications for September 2020 is now available.

Places at all Enfield secondary schools have been allocated according to the published admissions criteria. You can find this in Your Guide to Secondary Schools in Enfield (PDF). You can also read the Breakdown of Allocations (PDF).

Accepting your offer

If you applied online, you should accept your place by 16 March 2020, using your eadmissions account. We advise that you accept the place even if you want to consider other schools through the waiting list or an appeal process.

Waiting lists

All Enfield schools have waiting lists. Your name will be added automatically for schools that were a higher preference than the one you have been offered. This doesn’t include The Latymer School.

If you live in Enfield, you will receive a letter with details of your child’s position on the waiting list for:

  • Ark John Keats Academy
  • Aylward Academy
  • Edmonton County School
  • Heron Hall Academy
  • Highlands School
  • Oasis Academy Hadley
  • Southgate School
  • Winchmore School

Enfield County waiting list positions will be available after 19 March 2020.

Applying for additional schools

If you want to apply for a different school or a lower preference school, you should complete an ST2 form (PDF). You must also use this form for any schools outside of Enfield. You can either email it to the team or post to:

Enfield Schools Admission Service
Civic Centre
Silver Street
Enfield
EN1 3XA

Forms must be received by 16 March 2020. No places will be offered until after 19 March 2020.

Appeals

If your child has not been offered a place at your preferred school, you can appeal. Appeals are heard by independent panels. Their decision is final for the relevant admission authority, schools and parents.

Appeals for community schools are arranged by the Appeals Service. Academies, voluntary aided, foundation and free schools are responsible for their own appeal procedures. To find out more about secondary transfer appeals including the key dates, view the Breakdown of Allocations (PDF).

What to do if you haven't made an application for secondary school for September 2020

If your child is in year six of primary school, you should apply for them to start their secondary education as soon as possible.

Visit eadmissions to register and complete an online application for secondary school for September 2020.

For more information, see our:

Your guide to secondary schools in Enfield 2020 (PDF)

Medical Priority Guidance

Step by step guide to applying online (PDF)

Wren Academy Enfield

As you are aware, applications made for Wren Academy Enfield were outside of secondary coordination. Letters have been sent by first-class post on 2 March 2020, letting parents have the outcome of their application.

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 (4 years old) for the first time, and for primary to secondary transfer (children currently in year 6).

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 6 of primary school, or in year 10/11 of secondary school, when a move at this stage of their education is highly discouraged and should only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

For more information, view our:

If you would like your child's application to be considered under the medical criterion, see our medical priority guidance.

You can search for primary, secondary and special needs schools in Enfield and across England by visiting GOV.UK. Here you can access Ofsted reports, information on school performance and approximate home to school distances. These are only a guide as we use our own specialist systems to measure distances when allocating places in Enfield.

UTCs and studio schools

Schools which admit pupils in year 10 are called University Technical Colleges (UTCs) or Studio Schools. UTCs are set up by universities and business and specialise in one or two technical subjects. In years 10 and 11, they offer a similar GCSE curriculum to a typical secondary school, including English and Maths, as well as their specialist subject. Find out more at UT Colleges.

Studio schools are similar to UTCs in that they have employer involvement in the curriculum and focus on developing skills needed for employment, including personal coaching and work experience. They have a similar curriculum to a typical secondary school.

The application process for each school can be found on their website.

If you would like your child's application to be considered under the medical criterion, see medical priority request guidance and application form (PDF).

Subject to gaining planning permission and receiving a funding agreement from the Secretary of State for Education, Wren Academy Enfield is planning to open a new school on the Chase Farm Hospital site.

You will not be able to include the school as one of your preferences in your online application, as new schools can't take part in the co-ordinated admissions process in their first year.

If you want to apply for a place at Wren Academy Enfield, you must fill in the Wren Academy application form (PDF) and send, along with documents to confirm your address, to:

Enfield Schools Admission Service
D Block
Civic Centre
Silver Street
Enfield
EN1 3XQ

Applications must be received by 31 October 2019.

If you're applying for a foundation (church) place, you must also complete the school's supplementary information form and return it directly to Wren Academy Finchley.

For more information and the supplementary form, visit Wren Academy Enfield.