Admission to a nursery class - September 2023

Information about waiting lists

We are currently updating school waiting lists. Letters together with a form have been sent to all parents where children were on a waiting list. We have asked for the forms to be returned to us by 18 August 2023.

We will not be able to provide updated waiting list positions until 29 August at the earliest.

Places at Enfield primary and infant schools are allocated in line with the published admissions criteria. You can find this in the nursery booklet (PDF, 5711.57 KB).

Accepting your offer

If you applied online and received your allocation by email, you should accept your place by 6 May 2023 using your eAdmissions account.

For information about oversubscribed schools, the furthest distance we offered places, and vacancies for September, see the nursery class leaflet (PDF, 94.1 KB).

Waiting lists

Waiting lists are held for all 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, 97.11 KB). You can also email - make 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 2023

If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, you can apply online for a nursery place at one of the following primary schools:

  • Alma
  • Bowes
  • Brettenham
  • Brimsdown
  • Bush Hill Park
  • Carterhatch
  • Chase Side
  • Chesterfield
  • Churchfield
  • De Bohun
  • 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

Applying for a nursery place in other schools

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 applying for a nursery school in Enfield (PDF, 5711.57 KB).

Other early education and childcare

Enfield Early Education and Childcare can provide details on other nursery classes, day nurseries and playgroups run by voluntary and private organisations.

Frequently asked questions

For more information about admissions to nursery, view frequently asked questions (PDF, 173.19 KB).


For a list of schools with possible vacancies as at 26 April 2023, view admission to nursery vacancies PDF, 199.95 KB.

Medical criterion

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 2022, contact Enfield Early Education and Childcare.

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.

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