Admissions and Transfers to Secondary Schools

Applying for a school place

Brimsdown Primary School admits 60 children into Nursery and 90 into Reception each September. (We offer 30 hours within our nursery – please speak with the office about this.) The school admissions policy is in line with London Borough of Enfield procedures. The Local Education Authority is responsible for admissions to our county schools, and any parent whose request for a place is refused has the right to appeal to this body. 

Admissions criteria and details of how to apply for a school place online can be found by following the link below.

Applying for a Nursery School and Primary in Enfield

Applying for a Secondary School in Enfield

You can find our admissions policies below:

Admissions Policy 2020/21.pdf

Admissions Policy 2021/22.pdf


Children are admitted to the Reception classes during the autumn term of the school year (1st September to 31st August) in which they reach their 5th birthday. All children start school initially on a part time basis to help them settle in successfully. Children’s specific needs will be dealt with individually.

The application period for a Primary or Nursery place for September 2019 will be open from October 2018 – January 2019. Applications for the next academic year should be made here.

The school is committed to ensuring children settle into school happily. During the summer term prior to them starting school, parents receive information about their child’s induction process, including an information meeting and start dates.

In School admissions

If you move into Enfield and require a school place for your child, you will need to complete the ‘in-year’ application process. Please follow the line below for more details.

How to make an in-year application


Transferring to Secondary Schools

Information about transferring to secondary schools can be found by clicking on the link below to download the Enfield guide for children starting secondary school in September 2019.

Faith schools, selective schools and schools outside the London Borough of Enfield may have different admissions criteria and you are advised to contact the individual schools or to visit their websites for further information.

Secondary Transfer


Appeals Process

If your child has not been offered a place at the school of choice you may appeal at  School admissions appeals.

22 May 2020 – Last day for admission appeals.