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, 6MB)

View our step by step guide to completing an online application (PDF, 377KB)

Starting reception in September 2018

If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 you will need to apply for a Reception place by 15 January 2018. Your child will start reception class in September 2018.

The online admissions system opened on 1 September 2017 for applications. 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.

For more information, view our admission to primary school booklet (PDF, 2MB).

National offer day is 18 April 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 primary school booklet 2018 (PDF, 2MB)

View our step by step guide to completing an online application (PDF, 377KB)

Primary to secondary school transfer in September 2018

If your child is going into year six of primary school in September 2017, you will need to apply for your child to start their secondary education in September 2018.

The online admissions system opened on 1 September 2017 for applications. The deadline for your application is 31 October 2017. 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.

For information on applying for secondary school places in September 2018, view our open evenings leaflet (PDF, 1MB).

Places at all Enfield secondary schools will be allocated in accordance with the published admissions arrangements, which can be found in our guide to secondary schools booklet (PDF, 4MB).

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.

Guide to secondary schools booklet 2018 (PDF, 4MB)

View our step by step guide to completing an online application (PDF, 377KB)

Secondary School transfer 2018 - things to remember (PDF, 2KB)

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.

A list of all schools in the London area which admit pupils into year 10, together with contact details, can be seen in our UTCs and studio schools document (PDF, 191KB). The application process for each school can be found on their website.