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School admissions applications

Admission to a nursery class - September 2022

Children usually 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 2018 and 31 August 2019, you can apply for a nursery place at one of the following primary schools:

  • Alma
  • Brettenham
  • Brimsdown
  • Bush Hill Park
  • Carterhatch
  • Chase Side
  • Chesterfield
  • Churchfield
  • De Bohun
  • 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 2022. Your child will start in nursery in September 2022.

Online admissions

The online admissions system is now open. The latest date for your application to be treated as an on-time application is 15 February 2022. Any applications made after this date are treated as late applications. For more information about applying online, view our step by step guide (PDF).

Applying for a nursery place in other schools

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 applying for a nursery school in Enfield 2022 (PDF).

Other early education and childcare

Informed Families can provide details on other nursery classes, day nurseries and playgroups run by voluntary and private organisations.

Medical criterion

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

Information about schools in Enfield

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.

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If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, you will need to apply for a primary school place by 15 January 2022. Your child will start reception class in September 2022.

Online admissions

The online admissions system is now open for applications. The latest date for your application to be treated as an on-time application is 15 January 2022. Any applications made after this date are treated as late applications. For further information about applying online, see our step by step guide (PDF).

For more information, you can also view our primary school booklet (PDF). You can find out about visiting schools by checking the individual websites.

Places in reception classes at Enfield primary and infant schools will be allocated in line with the published admissions criteria.

National offer day is 19 April 2022.

Deferring your child's place

If your child was born between 1 April 2018 and 31 August 2018 and you want to defer their entry to school by a whole year, see our summer born guidance (PDF). Then complete the deferral request form (PDF). For further guidance about school admissions for children born in the summer, see Department for Education – guidance for parents.

Medical criterion

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

Information about schools in Enfield

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.

Further information

We know that you may need more information about the admissions to reception. Read applying for primary schools (PDF) for further details about the process.

What is an in-year admission?

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're 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.

Submitting an in-year application

In-year applications should only be submitted if you need a school place as soon as possible. If you need a school place for September, you should apply after mid June.

To submit an in-year application, you can follow these steps:

  • Download the relevant in-year application form below, complete it and return the form to Enfield School Admissions Service
  • Along with the completed form, you must also send us the required proof documentation (copies of two proofs of address, and one proof of the child’s date of birth) - if the proofs are not provided at the same time as the application, this can cause a significant delay in processing the form
  • You can return the completed form and supporting documentation to us by emailing esas@enfield.gov.uk, or by post to the address stated on the form

The relevant application forms and guidance are available to download below:

Requesting medical priority

If you would like your child's application to be considered under the medical criterion, see our medical priority guidance. Please note that not all schools have this as part of their admission arrangements.

Free school meals

To check if you are eligible for free school meals, see our school meals page.

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).

If your child is in year six of primary school in September 2021, you will need to apply for them to start their secondary education for September 2022.

You can register and apply online at eAdmissions. Online admissions open on 1 September 2021. The application deadline is 31 October 2021. Applications can be made after this date but will be treated as late applications. You can view guidance in our step-by-step guide to applying online (PDF).

Places at all Enfield secondary schools will be allocated in line with the published admissions arrangements, which can be found in our guide to secondary schools booklet (PDF)

For further information on applying for secondary school places for September 2022 and details of school open evenings, view our latest guidance on moving onto secondary school (PDF).

For information about the breakdown of allocations at Enfield schools for children starting in Year 7 for the previous four years, view our secondary transfer previous allocations breakdown (PDF).

If you would like your application to be considered under the medical criterion, see our medical priority guidance. Please note that not all schools have this as part of their admission arrangements.

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.

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