Admission to primary school - September 2024

If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, you will need to apply for a primary school place by 15 January 2024. Your child will start reception class in September 2024.

For more information, view:

View our Enfield primary admissions criteria 2024 (PDF, 9711.53 KB).

You can find out about visiting schools by checking the individual websites.

View our reception allocation breakdown for the previous 4 years (PDF, 191.63 KB).

The online eAdmissions system is open for applications. The latest date for your application to be treated as an on-time application is 15 January 2024. Any applications made after this date are treated as late applications.

For more information about applying online, see our step-by-step guide to applying online (PDF, 292.84 KB).

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

National offer day is 16 April 2024.

Deferring your child’s place

If your child was born between 1 April 2020 and 31 August 2020 and you want to defer their entry to school by a whole year, see our summer born guidance (PDF, 273.62 KB) and complete the deferral request form (PDF, 119.33 KB). For further guidance about school admissions for children born in the summer, visit GOV.UK - Summer born children starting school: advice for parents.

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

To search for primary, secondary and special needs schools in Enfield and across England, visit GOV.UK - Find and check the performance of schools and colleges in England. 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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