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School admissions applications

Admission to a nursery class - September 2020

Places at Enfield primary and infant schools are allocated in line with the published admissions criteria. You can find this in this nursery booklet (PDF).

Accepting your offer

If you applied online and received your allocation by email, you should accept your place by 4 May 2020 using your eadmissions account.

For information about oversubscribed schools, the furthest distance we offered places, and vacancies for September, see our nursery class leaflet (PDF).

Waiting lists

Waiting lists are held for all the oversubscribed schools.

Your child’s name is automatically included on the waiting list for any nursery class that was a higher preference than the class they were offered.

If you want your child to be considered for a school that was not one of your original preferences, you can complete an NR2 Form (PDF). You can also email esas@enfield.gov.uk making sure you include your child’s full name and date of birth. You can list in the email the nursery class you would like to apply for in priority order.

What to do if you haven’t made an application for a nursery class for September 2020

You should note that the online application form can only be used to apply for nursery, reception and secondary transfer for September 2020. This can't be used for in-year applications. See further information on how to make an in-year application.

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 you can apply online for a nursery place at one of the following primary schools:

  • 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 contact the schools directly.

For more information, view our Nursery booklet (PDF)Enfield Early Education and Childcare can provide details on other nursery classes, day nurseries and playgroups run by voluntary and private organisations.

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

For more information about any educational provision available for your child before September 2020, contact Enfield Early Education and Childcare.

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 2020 (PDF)

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

Places at Enfield primary and infant schools were allocated in line with the published admissions criteria for each school. To read the criteria, view primary schools in Enfield admissions criteria (PDF).

Accepting your offer

If you applied online and received your allocation by email, you should accept your place by 30 April 2020 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 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 oversubscribed Enfield schools have waiting lists. You can get waiting list positions for all schools other than church schools from us. You will need to contact church schools directly for their 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 one they were offered, you will need to complete a PR2 form (PDF). You should email the completed form to esas@enfield.gov.uk by 30 April 2020.

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 the Enfield Civic Centre. Academies, voluntary aided, foundation and free schools are responsible for their own appeal procedures.

All Admission Authorities are currently waiting for advice from the government about the timetable for this years’ appeals, given the situation in relation to COVID-19.

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.

What to do if you haven’t made an application for primary school for Autumn 2020

You should note that the online application form can only be used to apply for nursery, reception and secondary transfer for September 2020. This can't be used for in-year applications. See further information on how to make an in-year application.

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, you should apply for them to start their primary school education,

Visit eAdmissions to register and complete an online application for primary school for Autumn term.

If your child was born between 1 April 2016 and 31 August 2016 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). For more information about school admissions for children born in the summer, visit GOV.UK.

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

Frequently asked questions

We know that you may need more information about the admissions to Reception. The frequently asked questions (PDF) document has further details about the process.

Vacancies

You can view a list of schools with possible vacancies (PDF), as at 16 April 2020.

Applying for a primary school in Enfield 2020 (PDF).

Important information

Enfield School Admissions Service is currently receiving a high volume of applications. Staff will be processing these as quickly as possible.

In the new term (September), schools will let us know, as quickly as they can, if there are any vacancies that can be offered to children who are on their waiting list or have recently applied. However, schools must find out what has happened to children who haven’t returned before places can be released. This means that it’s unlikely we will be able to offer places until the third week of September.

Once there is an outcome to your application, we will write to you.

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 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 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

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.

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.

If your child is in year six of primary school in September 2020, you will need to apply for them to start their secondary education for September 2021.

You can register and apply online at eAdmissions. Online admissions open on 1 September 2020. The application deadline is 31 October 2020. 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 information about secondary school virtual open evenings, view our school open events 2021 intake (PDF).

If you're applying for The Latymer School, you will need to read the changes to the testing arrangements for selective schools (PDF).

For further information on applying for secondary school places for September 2021, view our latest guidance on moving on to secondary school (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.