Admission to a nursery class - September 2024

Places at Enfield primary and infant schools are allocated in line with the published admissions criteria. You can find this in our applying for a nursery school in Enfield booklet (PDF, 5002.94 KB).

Accepting your offer

If you applied online and received your allocation by email, you should accept your place by 4 May 2024 using your eAdmissions account.

For information about oversubscribed schools, the furthest distance we offered places, and vacancies for September, see our admission to a nursery leaflet (PDF, 138.4 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 the NR2 form (PDF, 104.13 KB). You can also email 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 have not made an application for a nursery class for September 2024

If your child was born between 1 September 2020 and 31 August 2021, you can apply for a nursery place using the eAdmissions online system at one of the following primary schools:

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, 5002.94 KB).

Other early education and childcare

Informed Families 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 the frequently asked questions (PDF, 187.06 KB).


For a list of schools with possible vacancies as at 24 April 2024, view the admission to nursery vacancies (PDF, 207.08 KB).

Medical criterion

If you would like your child's 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.

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