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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 2018

Places at Enfield primary and infant schools were allocated in line with the published admissions criteria. You can find this in Applying for a Primary School in Enfield (PDF).

If you need to submit a late primary school application for September 2018, you can download the primary application form (PDF). To request a paper form, email the admissions team. You can't make a late application using the eAdmissions website.

For information about oversubscribed community schools, academies and free schools and the furthest distance we offered places, see our chart (PDF)

Waiting lists

All Enfield schools have waiting lists. Community schools waiting lists are held by us, but academies, voluntary aided schools, foundation schools and free schools hold their own waiting lists. You should contact the 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 want your child to be considered for a school that was not one of your original preferences, or was a lower preference than the school they were offered, you will need to complete a PR2 form (PDF). This form must also be used to apply for schools outside of Enfield.

Appeals

If your child was not offered a place at your preferred school, you can appeal. Infant class sizes are restricted by law to thirty pupils with one qualified teacher.  If your child has not been offered a place because the class is at this limit, you can still appeal.  However, it is important you read the information with the form as infant appeals are often unsuccessful because panels have limited powers to uphold this type of appeal.

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

For more information visit our school admissions appeals page.

Schools outside Enfield

If you’ve been unsuccessful with an application for a school outside of Enfield you should contact the school or the borough the school is in for more information.

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 2018 (PDF)

Primary to secondary transfer in September 2019

If your child is going into year six of primary school in September 2018, you will need to apply now for your child to start their secondary education in September 2019.

Online admissions opened on 1 September 2018. The deadline for your application is 31 October 2018. Applications can be made after this date but are treated as late applications.

For information on applying for secondary school places in September 2019, view our open evenings leaflet (PDF).

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

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.

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).