School admissions applications

Starting nursery September 2018

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 2014 and 31 August 2015, you can make an application online for a place at one of the nursery classes attached to primary schools listed below:

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

Online admissions opened on 1 October 2017. The deadline for your application is 15 January 2018. Applications can be made after this date but are treated as late applications.

The online admissions portal cannot be used to complete in year applications.

If you wish to apply for any other schools with nursery classes attached, you will need to approach the schools directly to submit an application. For more information view our admission to nursery booklet (PDF, 6MB).

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

You will be advised of the outcome of your on-time application on 27 April 2018. Your child will start at nursery in September 2018.

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.

Admission to nursery booklet 2018 (PDF)

Step by step guide to completing an online application (PDF)

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).

Accepting your offer

If you applied online and received your allocation by email, you should accept your place by 30 April 2018 using your eadmissions account. We advise that you accept the place even if you wish to pursue a different school, either through the waiting list or the appeals process. 

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. You should email us the completed form by 30 April 2018.

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)

Step by step guide to completing an online application (PDF)

Transfer to secondary school September 2018

Places at all Enfield secondary schools were 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 2018, 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 were 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 2018. 

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 15 March 2018. No places will be offered until after 19 March 2018.

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 appeals procedures. To find out more about secondary transfer appeals and key dates, view the breakdown of allocations (PDF).

What to do if you haven’t made a secondary school application for September 2018

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 secondary school application for September 2018.

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:

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. Find out more at Studio Schools Trust.

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