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School admissions applications

Admission to a nursery class - September 2019

Children normally attend nursery one year before starting reception.

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 you can apply online for a nursery place at one of the following:

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

If your child is starting nursery in September 2019, you should apply for a place by visiting eAdmissions. The deadline to apply is 15 February 2019. Applications made after this date will be treated as late. for more information, view our step by step guide (PDF).

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

For more information view our admission to nursery booklet (PDF).

Enfield's Family Information Service can provide details on other nursery classes, day nurseries and playgroups run by voluntary and private organisations.

If you would like your application to be considered under the medical criterion, visit the medical criterion tab.

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.

Starting primary school in September 2019

If your child was born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015, and is due to start primary school in September 2019, you should apply for a primary school place by visiting eAdmissions. The deadline to apply is 15 January 2019.

Applications made after this date will be treated as late. For more information, view our step by step guide (PDF) or our primary school booklet (PDF), which includes details of open days for primary, infant and junior schools. If a school is not listed, you should contact them directly for their arrangements.

For information on admission criteria for all Enfield primary schools, view our primary admissions criteria booklet (PDF).

If you apply by the deadline, you will receive your outcome on National offer day, which is 16 April 2019.

If your child was born between 1 April 2015 and 31 August 2015 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).

If you would like your application to be considered under the medical criterion, visit the medical criterion tab.

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.

Transfer to secondary school September 2019

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 15 March 2019, using your eadmissions account. We advise that you accept the place even if you want to look at 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 will be available after 19 March 2019.

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 esas@enfield.gov.uk or post to:

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

Forms must be received by 15 March 2019. No places will be offered until after 19 March 2019.

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 2019

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 2019.

For more information see our:

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.

For more information, view our:

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

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).