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Library volunteers reap rewards

Published on Thursday, 17 December 2015

There is so much for volunteers to gain in one of Enfield Council’s 17 libraries where they can benefit from: training in new skills and personal development and with references provided this can lead on to many career prospects.

Candidates prepare for youth parliament

Published on Thursday, 17 December 2015

Young people across Enfield go to the polls from 16 – 26 November to elect their representatives to Enfield Council’s Youth Parliament.

Children succeed at an Enfield School

Published on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Enfield Council is urging parents to apply for a secondary school places before the 31 October deadline to ensure they don’t miss out on a school of their choice.

Youth Parliament gets election wheels rolling

Published on Tuesday, 20 October 2015

As the current members of Enfield Council’s Youth Parliament step down after two successful years, 18 schools and three youth centres are now selecting up to five candidates for election to represent the borough’s young people for the new parliament.

More school places to be planned in Enfield

Published on Monday, 19 October 2015

Plans to deliver greater capacity in the borough’s primary and secondary schools will be discussed by Enfield Council’s Cabinet on Wednesday night (21 October)


“Well done, Ma’am”, says Enfield Council

Published on Wednesday, 09 September 2015

Enfield Council’s Leader, Cllr Doug Taylor congratulates Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, on the longevity of her reign.

A Level

Enfield Schools raise standards with higher grades at A Level

Published on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Once again ‘A’ level students in Enfield schools achieved very good results which are in line with the national average.

Play Festival comes to Town Park

Published on Friday, 31 July 2015

A festival of play in Enfield Town Park is celebrating National Play Day for children and their families to have some fabulous free fun on Wednesday 5 August.

School on course for 'outstanding' grade

Published on Thursday, 09 July 2015

Staff and students at Broomfield Secondary School in Wilmer Way, Southgate, N14, are celebrating as inspectors recently declared it a ‘good’ school.

Let's make reading a world beater

Published on Thursday, 02 July 2015

As part of the Summer Reading Challenge 2015, Enfield Council‘s libraries are getting ready to encourage young readers to explore some of the astonishing real-life achievements and world records featured in the Guinness World Records Books.

Celebration evening thanks school governors

Published on Friday, 26 June 2015

Who will be this year’s outstanding school governor of the year? This eagerly awaited award is the highlight of an evening honouring Enfield’s hardworking school governors.

Persuasive talkers represent Enfield

Published on Monday, 22 June 2015

On Friday 3 July, seven girls from Enfield Council secondary schools will battle against other boroughs to be crowned champions in the London Debate Challenge.

Outstanding child carers celebrate

Published on Friday, 19 June 2015

Twenty-seven Enfield childcare providers have been recognised by Ofsted as ‘outstanding’, including childminders, children’s centres, private nurseries and pre-schools from all parts of the borough.

Children say 'don't smoke' at our gates

Published on Tuesday, 02 June 2015

Schoolchildren at Carterhatch Junior and Infant schools in Enfield are launching a campaign to encourage parents not to smoke at the school gates.

Sports area inspires school games

Published on Wednesday, 20 May 2015

A new Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) next to the playing field at Houndsfield School in Edmonton has just been completed.

Diversity Day celebrated by 800 children

Published on Tuesday, 19 May 2015

At the Raglan Schools in Wellington Road, Bush Hill Park, over 800 children aged from 5 – 11 are celebrating World Cultural Diversity Day.


Hand of Hope keeps memory alive

Published on Monday, 18 May 2015

‘Hand of Hope’, is a stunning painting by 12 year- old Marie Sadler, from Winchmore School. It was unveiled in the Enfield Council Civic on Friday 15 May.

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Investing in Enfield

Published on Friday, 15 May 2015

An £80 million investment deal to drive forward new infrastructure in Enfield has been struck between the council and the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Fostering in the spotlight

Published on Tuesday, 12 May 2015

A new campaign will be launched in Enfield to make sure privately fostered children are safe and properly cared for in the borough.

Disabled young people move on to adulthood

Published on Friday, 24 April 2015

As they approach their 18th birthday young people with a physical or learning disability or with sight or hearing problems are offered special assessments from Enfield Council.

Health and Care offer great careers

Published on Friday, 17 April 2015

Over 60 young people found out about jobs and careers in the health and care sector at a special event arranged by Enfield Council’s Progression and Pathways team.

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A taste of engineering

Published on Wednesday, 08 April 2015

Finding solutions to big problems and designing schemes and products that make life easier were part of a three day initiative introducing 28 young people aged 14 - 17 to the world of engineering.

Child protection arrangements in Enfield rated “good”

Published on Friday, 27 March 2015

Enfield Council’s Children’s Services and the borough’s Safeguarding Children Board have both been rated as good by Ofsted.

St Annes leads the way for GCSEs

Published on Monday, 23 March 2015

St Anne's Catholic High School for Girls in Enfield is among the top 10% of English schools enabling its students to gain high achievement at GCSE.

Stories told through dancing and music

Published on Wednesday, 18 March 2015

‘Dance me a Story’ is this year’s theme at the Enfield Schools’ Dance Festival organised by Enfield Council.

Child Sexual Exploitation Champions recruited

Published on Wednesday, 11 March 2015

A network of experts has been set up in Enfield to identify and stop Child Sexual Exploitation in its tracks.

Young debaters battle over voting

Published on Tuesday, 10 March 2015

In the Enfield Council chamber 58 children from Worcesters Primary School, debated, ‘This House believes that voting should be compulsory’.

Enfield head is a new education leader

Published on Friday, 06 March 2015

Headteacher, Martin Lavelle and staff at Southgate School have been selected for a top role supporting schools in challenging circumstances.

Over 96% get their secondary school choice

Published on Wednesday, 04 March 2015

Over 96% of Enfield children, whose parents applied by the deadline, have been offered a place at one of their preferred six secondary schools.

Edmonton County is a school for all ages

Published on Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Edmonton County School in Little Bury Street is celebrating its ‘all through’ status offering places for children from 4 – 18 year olds.

New Options Centre gets a fresh start

Published on Monday, 23 February 2015

New Options is Enfield Council’s exciting new centre designed for up to 40 people with a learning disability.

What does EnfieldThink about volunteering?

Published on Friday, 23 January 2015

EnfieldThinks is looking for volunteers to help staff and promote Enfield’s first pop-up learning shop.

Schools celebrate travel plan accreditation

Published on Thursday, 04 December 2014

Schools across Enfield have seen their efforts to encourage safer travel and increase cycling rates accredited by Transport for London.

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Young astronomers meet Lord Winston

Published on Wednesday, 03 December 2014

Eminent scientist, author and TV presenter, Professor Lord Robert Winston, met Enfield’s young school scientists to hear about their work and see their discoveries in astronomy on Wednesday 3 December.

KRATOS members are exceptional

Published on Thursday, 16 October 2014

Taking the name KRATOS, which is Greek for power, members of Enfield’s ‘Children in Care’ Council have certainly used their muscle to influence the recruitment and selection of foster carers and soci

Adventure in Chesterfield playground

School is proud of its new buildings

Published on Wednesday, 01 October 2014

Chesterfield Primary School in Chesterfield Road, Enfield Lock, recently celebrated the completion of its new school building and improved facilities which were completed ready for the start of the September term.

It’s ‘get – tough’ on zig-zags at the school gates

Published on Friday, 19 September 2014

Drivers who endanger children by stopping on the zig zag lines outside schools in Enfield are being targeted in a hard hitting campaign.

Unity Hub glows with pride

Published on Friday, 19 September 2014

‘Unity Hub at Craig Park’ in Edmonton, not only glows in the dark, but is now glowing with the pride of Enfield Council, having won a prestigious award from the Architects Journal in the Civic and Community category at a ceremony in London on Wednesday 17 September.

Special needs provision to forge ahead

Published on Monday, 15 September 2014

Plans to provide up to much needed places for children with special educational needs in Enfield will forge ahead after they were given the green light last week. (Thursday 11 September).

Shake – up improves special needs services

Published on Thursday, 04 September 2014

A comprehensive guide to all the services and support available for children or young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) is now available from Enfield Council.

Free childcare for two year olds

Published on Tuesday, 02 September 2014

Enfield Council is keen to hear from parents of children aged two who would benefit from free childcare for up to 15 hours a week.

GCSE results display hard work

Published on Wednesday, 27 August 2014

This year's GCSE results demonstrate once again that young people in Enfield schools are achieving well.

Enfield’s 'A' Level results take a leap

Published on Wednesday, 20 August 2014

This year, 'A' level students in Enfield schools have achieved very good results beating the national average and improving on those last year.

Playday fun

Enfield plays on ‘Playday’

Published on Tuesday, 12 August 2014

On National Playday, Wednesday 6 August, children of all ages enjoyed a great day at the Enfield Town Park where the council’s play development team put together a day packed with exciting free fun events.

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Kids get playful for playday

Published on Thursday, 31 July 2014

It’s National Playday on Wednesday 6 August and children can enjoy a great day at Enfield Town Park where the council has put together a day packed with exciting free fun events.

Fourth Quality Mark for Firs Farm

Published on Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Firs Farm School has become the first school in Enfield to win a Quality Mark Award for its outstanding teaching of Religious Education.

George Spicer

Multi-million pound school expansion officially opens

Published on Thursday, 17 July 2014

The latest addition to Enfield Council’s multi million pound school expansion programme threw open its doors on Tuesday (15 July) when the Mayor of Enfield, Cllr Ali Bakir, officially opened the building.

Obesity 10 minute shakeup

Published on Thursday, 17 July 2014

Doing a few bursts of ten minutes exercise a day can make all the difference to conquering childhood obesity.


How to be a good school governor

Published on Monday, 07 July 2014

This year Gordon Stubberfield is Enfield’s outstanding school governor.

Schools embrace "the Good Life"

Published on Friday, 27 June 2014

A group of Enfield primary schools is making ‘The Good Life’ a reality by growing their own produce and using it in their cooking clubs as part of an emerging plan to develop Enfield’s Market Gardening industry.

Statement on new School Places in Southwest Enfield

Published on Thursday, 26 June 2014

“Enfield Council promised when it embarked on its multi million pound primary expansion programme that we would provide more high quality primary school places in the areas they were most needed.


All I've Known

Published on Friday, 16 May 2014

All I've Known - A play about belonging

school expansion, education

Enfield's First Class School Expansion

Published on Tuesday, 08 April 2014

Senior Officers and Politicians saw for themselves last week the significant progress which is being made in providing thousands of new primary school places across Enfield.

Employment and skills strategy launched

Published on Wednesday, 02 April 2014

A strategy designed to reduce unemployment and improve the skill level of workers in Enfield has been unveiled by Enfield Council.

Easter Egg Heads

Published on Monday, 31 March 2014

Life savers, young leaders and filmmakers are being sought to take part in a fun packed programme of courses organised by Enfield Council over the Easter Holidays.

Enfield teacher gets top science award

Published on Friday, 14 March 2014

Ruth Shallcross, a teacher at Lavender Primary School in Enfield has won a prestigious national ‘Primary School Science Teacher of the Year’ award.

School kitchen revamp agreed

Published on Friday, 14 March 2014

Enfield Council has agreed to replace the ageing and unsuitable kitchens at Brimsdown Primary School with state of the art new facilities that will meet the needs of the children there well into the 21st century.

Secondary School Offer Day

Published on Wednesday, 05 March 2014

Over 97% of Enfield children, whose parents applied by the deadline, have been offered a place at one of their preferred six secondary schools.

Enfield Schools are Moving Up!

Published on Thursday, 06 February 2014

Enfield Schools have once again shown that they are continuing to improve. Their performance is reflected strongly in the national leagues tables at primary and GCSE level compared with other establishments across England.

Young people ask about Enfield's budget

Published on Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Enfield's Youth Parliament members meet senior councillors to discuss council budget for 2014/15

Safety is the key to confidence

Published on Friday, 17 January 2014

As part of Enfield’s ‘Keep Safe Week’ children and young people are taking part in a conference where they can voice their feelings about keeping safe in Enfield.

Enfield's finest young musicians to give concert

Published on Wednesday, 04 December 2013

Enfield Young Symphony Orchestra will be giving a concert at the United Reform Church in Palmers Green on December 9 at 7:30pm.

Alma’s youngest residents ask about estate

Published on Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Children as young as seven at Alma Primary School are expressing a lively interest in developments on the Alma estate where most of them live.

Votes for 16 year olds wins youth campaign

Published on Tuesday, 26 November 2013

On Friday 15 November, Enfield’s two UK youth parliament members, Jake Orros, 17 and Giles Abban,19, went to the House of Commons to take part in a debate in the national youth ‘Takeover Day’.

Speech training unlocks children's potential

Published on Thursday, 31 October 2013

Over 70 support staff in 31 Enfield primary schools and 24 in Enfield secondary schools, are now trained in skills and strategies that can improve the language and communication of children who would otherwise fall behind at school.

New scholarships for high-flyers

Published on Thursday, 31 October 2013

Enfield students applying to Middlesex University for entry in the autumn of 2015 will have a chance of being awarded one of five £6,000 cash scholarships.

Learning centre gets cabinet approval

Published on Thursday, 24 October 2013

At their meeting on Wednesday 16 October, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Members approved proposals to build a brand new purpose built learning centre for pupils excluded from mainstream education.

Black History Month - Youth Showcase

Published on Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Showcase is an explosion of talent!!

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Youth Parliament Elected

Published on Monday, 21 October 2013

Young People in Enfield have elected a new Youth Parliament to represent their views for the next two years.

Enfield Youth Parliament election night

Published on Friday, 18 October 2013

The vote is in and the count is on. In the last ten days young people have been voting in their schools to elect a new Enfield Youth Parliament and tomorrow the count starts.

Anti-bullying conference

Published on Thursday, 10 October 2013

Media/ Photo Opportunity 9:15 am – 12:30pm, Friday 11th October 2013 Anti- bullying conference ‘The future is ours- safe, fun and connected’ Millfield Arts Centre, Silver Street, Edmonton N18

School improvement reaps rewards

Published on Friday, 23 August 2013

Pupils in Enfield have improved across the board the latest figures have shown.

Enfield launches free child car seat safety checks

Published on Friday, 02 August 2013

Enfield Council is starting free car seat checks for parents to ensure they have the correct child restraints for their child and vehicle.

Come and enjoy playful places

Published on Tuesday, 30 July 2013

It’s National Playday on Wednesday 7 August and children can enjoy a great day at the Enfield Town Park where the council’s play development team has put together a day packed with exciting fun events which are all free,

School moves out of special measures

Published on Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Broomfield School is celebrating its Ofsted report which takes it out of special measures.

Youth tells volunteering story

Published on Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Youth Action Volunteering Enfield (YAVE) is 20 years old. To celebrate members are producing a show telling the YAVE story.

Be a candidate for youth elections

Published on Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Elections to Enfield’s Youth Parliament take place in October, during local democracy week and young people aged from 11-19, or up to 25 for those with a disability, have an opportunity to find out how they can get involved.

Preparing to meet the ‘Terrific Twos’

Published on Wednesday, 19 June 2013

From September this year the Government is expanding the number of free early years places for eligible two year olds in the term following their second birthday and Enfield Council is preparing to meet increased demand for places in its Children’s Centres.

road safety, education

Road Safety for Tots

Published on Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Nursery children have been learning all about road safety thanks to a special Street Feet kit supplied by Enfield Council.

Outstanding hat trick for Bowes

Published on Friday, 07 June 2013

Bowes Primary School in New Southgate has achieved a third successive outstanding Ofsted report.

Primary preferences are successful for 96%

Published on Monday, 13 May 2013

This year 96% of Enfield children starting school in September 2013 have a place at a school of their parents’ preference, comparing favourably to 2012 when the figure was 94%.

Olympic spirit lives in Enfield’s schools

Published on Wednesday, 08 May 2013

Primary schools across Enfield are determined to keep the Olympic spirit alive as 30 pupils from each school prepare to take part in a series of sports events, called ‘Inspire a Generation’, in seven of the borough’s parks.

Unity is the byword at new youth hub

Published on Wednesday, 01 May 2013

Young people in Edmonton now have the youth centre of their dreams. It’s a superb custom-built facility designed by local young people for 13 – 19 year olds to enjoy spending leisure time and activities together.

New spaces and places improve learning

Published on Wednesday, 01 May 2013

Staff and children at Russet House School are celebrating the opening of their new exciting extension for the very youngest children whose needs cannot be met in mainstream schools.

Garfield Primary School to be rebuilt

Published on Monday, 29 April 2013

Enfield Council's cabinet has agreed an exciting and innovative scheme to demolish and rebuild Garfield Primary School as part of its plans to provide thousands of extra primary school places in the borough.

Glittering night for magnificanet governors

Published on Monday, 15 April 2013

Who will be this year’s outstanding school governor of the year? This eagerly awaited award is the highlight of an evening honouring Enfield’s hardworking school governors.

Rapid progress makes school outstanding

Published on Monday, 08 April 2013

Worcesters Primary school in Enfield is ‘outstanding’ in every way. This is the conclusion of an Ofsted inspection team that visited the school in March this year.

Bike fun breaks new ground

Published on Tuesday, 02 April 2013

Enfield’s Joint Service for disabled children is launching its unique ‘Wheels for All Scheme’ to provide opportunities for disabled children to enjoy active pursuits on bikes specially adapted to meet their needs.

Young star gazers make a space rescue

Published on Monday, 18 March 2013

Astro- physicists of the future are involved in a space project to rescue two explorers, Scott and Shreena, who have fallen into a wormhole.

Secondary School preferences tip 96%

Published on Tuesday, 05 March 2013

Over 96% of Enfield children, whose parents applied by the deadline, have been offered a place at one of their preferred secondary schools.

Enfield’s youth elects a new national voice

Published on Thursday, 14 February 2013

National elections to the UK Youth Parliament take place this month and young voters in Enfield are gathering at the Dugdale Centre to hear candidates appeal for votes.

Plans submitted for thousands of primary places

Published on Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Planning applications have been submitted for the expansion and improvement of seven schools as part of Enfield Council's £25 million expansion programme to provide 240 new reception places in September 2013 and over 1650 extra primary school places in total.


Pioneering show gets help from EastEnder

Published on Wednesday, 06 February 2013

Former EastEnders star, Peter Dean, who was Pete Beale in the soap, has been helping people with learning disabilities prepare for a pioneering new show to be performed at the Millfield Theatre.

Primary schools make solid improvement

Published on Thursday, 03 January 2013

Last year primary school pupils in Enfield performed better than the national average for children aged 10 - 11 at Key Stage 2.

Teen pregnancy success shared with Koreans

Published on Tuesday, 04 December 2012

When it comes to reducing teenage pregnancies, Enfield Council is an experienced authority having made significant progress through imaginative solutions over the past few years.

Change a young life at the pop up shop

Published on Monday, 03 December 2012

Amid the hustle and bustle of shopping in Enfield Town, a new shop is springing up for Christmas for a limited period from Monday 10th December to Friday 14th December.

Youth unemployment on agenda at summit

Published on Monday, 19 November 2012

The thorny issue of tackling youth unemployment is on the agenda at a summit organised by a group of local authorities and the heads of key voluntary sector organisations.

There's never been a better time to adopt

Published on Sunday, 04 November 2012

As National Adoption Week approaches (4-10 November) six London boroughs – including Enfield - are calling for more people to consider adopting a child.

Enfield Council announces £22 million school expansion programme

Published on Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Enfield Council is urging residents to have their say on a multi-million pound school expansion programme launched in response to the borough's rapidly increasing primary age population.

School walking bus is built to last

Published on Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Children at Worcesters Primary School in Goat Lane, Enfield EN1 are being escorted to school by two paid playground leaders who work at the school.

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Old fire house transforms into learning centre

Published on Thursday, 11 October 2012

Danny Crates, 800m Paralympic Champion 2004, helps to open Enfield’s new centre.

Children put health on the menu

Published on Thursday, 11 October 2012

Primary school children from school councils across Enfield will be gathering at the Millfield Theatre to consider the health of Enfield’s children and how school projects can improve it.

New team joins up children's services

Published on Thursday, 11 October 2012

A team of dedicated experts is working in the Enfield Civic Centre to share and assess information in cases of early intervention and child protection.

Youth musical takes Edmonton by storm

Published on Thursday, 04 October 2012

New music and show stopping dance routines will take Edmonton by storm when North Side Story hits town.

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Dishes to make the tastebuds tingle

Published on Friday, 31 August 2012

As part of the regular changes to school menus, Enfield Council’s catering service is introducing some tasty international treats for children attending primary schools in the borough.

Enfield schools to challenge GCSE results

Published on Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Despite the controversy over the marking of English Grades this year the percentage of Enfield pupils achieving 5+ A*-C grades at GCSE across all subjects has risen from 81.2% to 82.7% this year.

‘A’ Level success continues in Enfield

Published on Tuesday, 21 August 2012

This year’s ‘A’ level results demonstrate that young people in Enfield schools are once again performing well with 51.3% of passes at grades A*, A or B.

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Enfield's Young Athletes cheer on Team GB at Olympic Athletics

Published on Wednesday, 08 August 2012

Some of Enfield’s best young athletes were cheering on Jessica Ennis in the Olympic Stadium this Friday (Aug 3) after being awarded free tickets to the event.

Unity is the theme for Enfield's youth camp

Published on Wednesday, 08 August 2012

Unity Youth Group has four days of fun, adventure and learning for 120 teenagers from all over the borough at a summer camp.

Claim free school meals, says council

Published on Tuesday, 07 August 2012

Hard pressed families are being urged to find out if their children are eligible for free school meals and potentially save themselves up to £350 a year.

Ready Steady Play – it’s Playday

Published on Tuesday, 31 July 2012

National Playday is Wednesday 1st August

Enfield has a school place for every child

Published on Friday, 13 July 2012

Enfield Council is guaranteeing a school place for every child of school age this September whose parents have already applied for one.

New kitchen is the recipe for tasty hot meals

Published on Thursday, 12 July 2012

Children and staff at Chase Side Primary School in Enfield have a new kitchen and dining room and are enjoying freshly cooked meals on site for the first time in its 100 year history.

Future entrepreneurs take on the dragons

Published on Thursday, 12 July 2012

Enterprising students pitch their business ideas

Torches light the way to celebrations

Published on Friday, 06 July 2012

Friday July 13 will be the final day of the Enfield Schools’ Torch relay organised by Enfield Council across the whole borough.

Enfield scoops prestigious design award for playground

Published on Wednesday, 04 July 2012

Enfield Council has won a prestigious street design award for the Arnos Park Play Area.

Apprenticeships made easy

Published on Wednesday, 04 July 2012

Businesses in Enfield have been invited to a breakfast event organised by Enfield Council, designed to show them the benefits of supporting youth employment and training in the Borough.

Children get a degree of purple pride

Published on Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Four graduation ceremonies are taking place at Middlesex University this year but the 300 students are all aged between 10 and 12.

New bikes from old – help get the wheels spinning

Published on Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Edmonton’s Youth Hub at the Craig Park Centre is taking shape and with only a few more months before it is completed the call is going out for donations of unused, outgrown or even broken bicycles.

YAVE has a rave for volunteers

Published on Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Young people from Youth Action Volunteer Enfield (YAVE) are having a party to celebrate another year of youth volunteering in the borough.

Pupils create a delightful garden

Published on Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Garden project is a winner with older neighbours

School expansion is a success

Published on Thursday, 14 June 2012

Parents and children welcome improvements

Million pound award makes sweet music

Published on Monday, 11 June 2012

Enfield’s thriving school music service can now continue to offer opportunities for all children to learn a musical instrument at school thanks to a successful bid to the Arts Council for £1.2million.

It all starts with two

Published on Thursday, 24 May 2012

‘Terrific Twos’ is a new film released by Enfield Council to help parents and carers with young children get the most out of their childcare services.

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Chieftain Kate becomes Enfield’s mayor

Published on Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Enfield’s new mayor, Cllr Kate Anolue was formally appointed at the full council meeting on Wednesday 9th May at the Enfield Civic Centre.

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Enfield’s children have a flaming good time

Published on Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Children at St John and St James primary school in Edmonton started the Enfield School Torch relay as the Olympic torch arrived in the UK on Friday 18th May.

Enfield sees big drop in Youth Violence

Published on Friday, 04 May 2012

Knife crime, youth violence and gun offences have bucked the London wide trend and plummeted in Enfield in the last year new figures reveal.

Council acts fast to create more school places

Published on Wednesday, 02 May 2012

Plans to expand Enfield’s schools and create more primary places are now well underway.

Schools to celebrate a flaming good time

Published on Wednesday, 02 May 2012

As the Olympic torch arrives on British soil on Friday 18th May, Enfield will take this as its cue for its own school torch relay.

School scheme is honoured

Published on Wednesday, 02 May 2012

Plaque presentation from the Jack Petchy Foundation.

Cllr Goddard serving up healthy food

Ready, Steady, Cook

Published on Thursday, 26 April 2012

Barnet and Southgate College students dish up healthy meals in Edmonton Green

Industrial Action in Schools 28 March

Published on Tuesday, 27 March 2012

The NUT has called for strike action for the London region to take place on 28 March 2012.

Strike Action by Members of the NUT

Published on Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Strike Action by Members of the NUT 28th March 2012

Parents urged to claim free school meals

Parents urged to claim free school meals

Published on Monday, 09 January 2012

Enfield Council is urging all parents who may be eligible, to register for free school meals before the 16th January.

Glittering gold service for youth

Published on Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Over the past three years Enfield Council’s Youth Support Service has steadily built its reputation as one of the best and most successful in the country

Gleeful finals have music at their heart

Published on Friday, 11 November 2011

5pm Sunday 13th November Millfield Theatre, Silver Street, Edmonton N18

Enfield Youth Parliament Results

Published on Wednesday, 19 October 2011

The results night on Friday was a great success.

100 Apprenticeships target hit six months early

100 Apprenticeships target hit six months early

Published on Wednesday, 28 September 2011

We did it! as part of a London wide pledge Enfield Council agreed to recruit 100 apprentices by 2012 and this week the Council announced it had reached its target six months early.

News for Youth from Enfield Council

Published on Monday, 19 September 2011

Two exciting new things are coming to Enfield for young people.

GCSEs take leap from last year

Published on Saturday, 27 August 2011

This year’s GCSE results show that the proportion of pupils achieving 5 A*-C including English and mathematics at grades C and above has improved by 4.4% from the 55.3% achieved last year.

Enfield Fairtrade Towns Day

Enfield Fairtrade Towns Day

Published on Monday, 13 June 2011

Enfield's Mayor, Cllr Christiana During, cut a giant Fairtrade banana cake at Edmonton Library on Saturday 4th June to celebrate Enfield being one of 1,000 Fair Trade Towns worldwide.

Trevor Goode – Press Release - Statement from Janet Cullen, School Principal

Published on Friday, 27 May 2011

Lea Valley High School takes a duty of care towards students’ safety seriously.

Parents lead on safer communities

Parents lead on safer communities

Published on Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Parents in Enfield are developing active networks of support to strengthen community safety in the borough to deal with issues relating to serious youth crime. These networks form the Parents Engagement Panel (PEP).

Special students fly to athletics glory

Published on Friday, 06 May 2011

On Sunday 8th May, eight young people who attend West Lea Special School in Edmonton are flying out to Northern Cyprus to take part in an athletics meeting organised by special needs school, Lefkosa Ozel Egitim Merkezi.

Gleeful days come after school

Published on Friday, 06 May 2011

Who will be Enfield’s Glee Champions? Glee Clubs are coming to Enfield schools and youth settings from Monday 16th May.

International Voices rise together in Aylward Academy

International Voices rise together in Aylward Academy

Published on Friday, 25 March 2011

On 10th March 180 pupils from Houndsfield, Churchfield and Brettenham Schools came together at Aylward Academy in Edmonton to celebrate the work they had been doing with Children’s International Voices to help practice their singing voices!

Fair trade cakes vanish in 15 minutes

Fair trade cakes vanish in 15 minutes

Published on Friday, 04 March 2011

It took just 15 minutes during Fair Trade Fortnight, for six young cooks from Winchmore Secondary School to sell over 40 of their delicious Fair Trade cup cakes at Enfield Council’s staff restaurant.

Everyone has a tale to tell

Published on Friday, 04 March 2011

Fore Street Library in Edmonton is hosting a celebration on Thursday 10th March as an unusual story project comes to an end.

96% of school preferences successful

96% of school preferences successful

Published on Friday, 04 March 2011

Enfield children transferring to secondary schools in September have now received the results of their application for a school place.

Bus wheels out new service access

Bus wheels out new service access

Published on Friday, 04 March 2011

Enfield Council’s new mobile customer service is visiting parts of the borough in Ponders End, Edmonton, Palmers Green, Enfield and New Southgate.

Millfield is a gigantic success

Published on Thursday, 13 January 2011

This year’s Millfield pantomime, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ was a resounding success with over 20,000 tickets sold to delighted audiences who enjoyed the great special effects, a lively young cast and a superb dame in seasoned entertainer, Neil Wright, returning for a second year.


Unity group spreads a message of peace

Published on Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Over 100 young people met at Pymmes Park and walked to Edmonton Green to show their determination to make a stand against knife crime and gang violence.

Pupils take part in mass London walk

Published on Friday, 08 October 2010

Enfield primary schools are taking part in two ‘Walk to School’ events during October which is national ‘Walk to School’ month


Young pioneers set out their agenda

Published on Friday, 08 October 2010

Blazing a trail for Enfield’s first Youth Parliament next year, up to 30 young people from all parts of the borough met for the first time this month to set the agenda that will get it established

St Mary’s school extends its reach

Published on Friday, 08 October 2010

A new extension to St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Durants Road, Ponders End is the first in a series of school expansions to be completed to help accommodate Enfield’s growing population.

Powerful poet asks deep questions

Published on Friday, 08 October 2010

Black History Month Poetry in Motion: I spy through the World’s Eye.

Enfield students ahead of national results

Published on Wednesday, 25 August 2010

In Enfield 97.8% of the A Levels entered resulted in a pass. Ten Enfield schools had more A Level entries this year than in 2009.

Fire service course is a sure-fire hit

Published on Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Eight young offenders aged between 13 and 17, who have been referred to Enfield’s Youth Offending Service (YOS) went on a week-long course with the London Fire Brigade’s training centre at the Tottenham Fire Station.

Enfield is the place for creativity

Published on Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Enfield is going to be an even more exciting borough than it is now with a council plan to engage people of all ages, abilities and skills in culture and the arts. This is ‘Creative Enfield’.

BSF cuts are a real blow for our children

Published on Thursday, 08 July 2010

Enfield Council is extremely concerned and disappointed that Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education has brought the council’s Building Schools for the Future programme to an abrupt end and allowed just three academy schools to be reviewed.

Inspiring games set the Olympics mood

Published on Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Over 650 children aged 10 and 11 from 34 Enfield primary schools took part in this year’s ‘Go Enfield Go’ event at the Lee Valley Athletics Stadium at Pickett’s Lock, Edmonton N9. They were able to choose from over 30 sporting activities and skills to learn and enjoy.

Children’s services are in good shape

Published on Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Enfield Council and its partners including schools, health, police and the voluntary and community sector are doing a good job protecting children and providing high quality support for children in their care.

Special Turkish / Kurdish youth event makes arresting sight

Published on Monday, 21 June 2010

Last week a special event took place at Southgate College which had been organised jointly by Enfield Council Scrutiny Team and the police.

Big party welcomes Futureversity

Published on Monday, 21 June 2010

Loads of kids made a date for the launch of Enfield’s Futureversity on Saturday 12th June when the entertainment kicked off at 1pm at the Ponders End Youth Centre in South Street.

Fire damaged school celebrates new facilities

Published on Monday, 21 June 2010

Children at Houndsfield Primary School in Ripon Road, Edmonton, will be proudly conducting guided tours of their school tomorrow now that most improvements have been completed after a serious fire left it badly damaged last year.

Bravissimo – opera wows Enfield schools

Published on Monday, 21 June 2010

In the final year of Enfield’s live opera project performed by the Pavilion Opera Education Trust, four Enfield primary schools are hosting live opera performances of Donnizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor specially adapted for nine and ten year olds.

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Kids lend hand for Art in the Park event

Published on Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Saturday 22nd May 2010 – 11.00am till 4.00pm– Green hut, Bush Hill Park, Lincoln Road, Enfield EN1

Dragon makers with St George

By George a dragon slayer at Forty Hall

Published on Wednesday, 05 May 2010

Armed with no more than his trusty sword and shield for protection, St George faced a living beast breathing fire and raging outside the Forty Hall.

Dance fever breaks out for eight weeks

Published on Friday, 16 April 2010

Dare2Dance is a brand new free dance project for young women in Enfield aged 14-24years.

Power of Dreams

Power of Dreams bursts to life at Millfield

Published on Friday, 19 March 2010

This week 12 young performers battled it out at Millfield Theatre for the gong of top singer / rapper and top dancer in the annual ‘Power of Dreams’ competition.

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Spurs legend Ossie Ardiles says ‘thanks a million’ to Enfield’s volunteers

Published on Friday, 19 March 2010

The tireless work of Enfield’s volunteers was celebrated this week when more than 100 volunteers who have given a hundred hours of their time received recognition for their volunteering from Enfield Council. More than 1400 volunteers have been recognised since the scheme began.

Enfield Town Library Opening

Enfield Town library is reborn

Published on Thursday, 11 March 2010

Sir Andrew Motion, celebrated poet laureate, novelist, biographer and chairman of the Museums, Libraries & Archives Council added his congratulations at the opening of Enfield’s flagship library in Enfield Town this week.

Enfield’s talented youngsters strut their stuff

Published on Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Monday 15th March 2010 - 6.00pm start - Millfield Theatre, Silver Street, Edmonton, N18

96% of Enfield parents get school of their preference

Published on Tuesday, 02 March 2010

Parents of children in Enfield who are due to start secondary school in September have now received the results of their application for a school place.

Houndsfield School supports Haiti appeal

Published on Tuesday, 09 February 2010

Children at Houndsfield Primary School in Edmonton raised £680 for the Haiti Earthquake Appeal with their “Bring and Buy Sale” and a casual clothes day last Friday, 22nd January.

Study to look at Southgate Town Hall and existing library’s future

Published on Tuesday, 09 February 2010

Enfield Council recently announced that a feasibility study will be carried out to identify options for the future use of Southgate Town Hall and associated land and buildings.

Unmissable visit to Enfield libraries by famous author

Published on Tuesday, 09 February 2010

Emily Gravett is a library treat and she is visiting two libraries on Tuesday 16th February.

Children's CD gives heart to Haiti

Published on Friday, 05 February 2010

Children at Galliard Primary School in Edmonton N9, raised over £1850 for the Haiti appeal. At a recent school council meeting children said that they wanted to do something positive for the appeal.

Secondary school deadline is Friday 23rd October

Published on Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Parents of children transferring to secondary schools please note.

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