The Enfield Schools admission Service is based at the Civic Centre in Enfield. They co-ordinate the admissions process for the children starting school for the first time and also the primary to secondary school transfer process.

The service also deals with the requests for transfers and will provide advice about admission appeals and the formal exclusions process. You can contact the Service by calling 020 8379 5501 between 10 am and 4.30 pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and between 1 pm and 4.30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Messages can always be left with the Enfield contact centre if you are unable to make contact with the services during these hours. You are also welcome to visit the Services at the Civic Centre during the above hours if you would like to meet an Officer in person.

Apply Online

You can make all your admissions applications online.

Applying for a place in a Reception class September 2022

Admission to primary school in September 2022

If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, you will need to apply for a primary school place by 15 January 2022. Your child will start reception class in September 2022.

Online admissions

The online admissions system is now open for applications. The latest date for your application to be treated as an on-time application is 15 January 2022. Any applications made after this date are treated as late applications. For further information about applying online, see our step by step guide (PDF).

For more information, you can also view our primary school booklet (PDF). You can find out about visiting schools by checking the individual websites.

Places in reception classes at Enfield primary and infant schools will be allocated in line with the published admissions criteria.

National offer day is 19 April 2022.

Deferring your child’s place

If your child was born between 1 April 2018 and 31 August 2018 and you want to defer their entry to school by a whole year, see our summer born guidance (PDF). Then complete the Deferral Request Form (PDF). For further guidance about school admissions for children born in the summer, see Department for Education – guidance for parents.

Medical criterion

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

Information about schools in Enfield

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.

Further information

We know that you may need more information about the admissions to Reception. Read the applying for primary schools leaflet (PDF) for further details about the process.

Please see contact details below:

Website: Enfield Admissions

London Borough of Enfield,
Civic centre
Silver Street

(Sat Nav users, please use Postcode EN1 3ES to visit the Council Civic Centre)

Terrific Twos

For more information about Terrific Twos, please visit the Informed Families Website.

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