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School admissions applications

Admission to a nursery class - September 2019

Places at all nursery schools in Enfield primary and infant schools were allocated in line with the published admissions criteria. You can find this in applying for a nursery school in Enfield 2019 (PDF).

If you need to submit a late nursery application for September 2019, you should complete the in-year nursery application form (PDF). If you want a paper form, email esas@enfield.gov.uk. You can no longer apply online using the eAdmissions website.

For information about oversubscribed schools and the furthest distances we offered places, see our admission to a school nursery class (PDF). This also contains information about schools which may have vacancies for September.

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 you can apply for a place at one of the nursery classes attached to primary schools listed below:

  • 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

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

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, 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 nursery school in Enfield 2019 (PDF)

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

If you need to submit a late primary school application for a reception place for September 2019, you should complete the in-year primary application form (PDF). If you want a paper form, email esas@enfield.gov.uk. You can no longer apply online using the eAdmissions website.

For information about oversubscribed community schools, academies and free schools and the furthest distances we offered places, see admission to reception autumn term 2019 (PDF)

Waiting lists

All Enfield schools have waiting lists. These are currently being updated and the revised waiting list positions will be available after 28 August 2019.

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, foundation and free schools are responsible for their own appeal procedures.

For more information, see school admissions appeals.

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.

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 2019 (PDF)

Primary to secondary transfer in September 2020

If your child is going into year six of primary school in September 2019, you will need to apply for them to start secondary school in September 2020.

Online admissions opened on 1 September 2019. To register and apply online, visit eadmissions. The deadline for your application is 31 October 2019. Applications can be made after this date but are treated as late applications. View 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. You can find these in our guide to secondary schools booklet (PDF).

For more information on applying for secondary school places in September 2020, view our summary of secondary transfer for September 2020 (PDF).

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.

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, 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.