Our School

Admissions

And transfers to secondary schools

Joining Brimsdown Primary School

Reception

We are a two-form entry school, which means that we welcome 60 children into our Reception class each year. We occasionally have in-year places available too.

We would love to show you around our wonderful school and we hold tours throughout the autumn term. Our open days are a great opportunity to experience what Brimsdown has to offer. You’ll receive a guided tour of the school, attend an information presentation, meet our pupils and teachers, and have the chance to ask questions.

To book your place, please call us on 020 8804 6797 or email office@brimsdown.enfield.sch.uk

If you’d like to see our school at other times of the year, please give us a call and we’ll arrange a day and time that suits you and your child.

Applying for a place

You can apply for a Reception place at Brimsdown via Enfield Council. If you would like any more information please call them on 020 8379 5501.

See our full admissions arrangements here.

 

 

This is a happy and caring school. Pupils want to do their best and take pride in their work. Everyone looks out for each other as part of a team. Pupils’ behaviour is positive, and they get along with each other. Staff have very high expectations and encourage pupils to become independent and resilient. Pupils work hard and achieve well. 

Ofsted, December 2019

 

Nursery

We welcome 60 children into our school nursery each year and we offer 30 hours funded places for eligible families. Children can start in our nursery the September after they turn three.

A school nursery is a great way to help your child get ready for starting primary school. We’d love to show you and your child around. Please get in touch with the office to book your tour. Call us on 020 8804 6797 or email office@brimsdown.enfield.sch.uk

You can apply for a Nursery place at Brimsdown via Enfield Council.

 
 
 
 
Girl in concrete tube in playground smiling

Admissions Arrangements

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 Arrangements for Brimsdown Primary School 2025/2026

Admissions Arrangements for Brimsdown Primary School 2024/2025

Admissions Arrangements for Brimsdown Primary School 2023/2024

Admissions Policy 2025/26

Admissions Policy 2024/25

Admissions Policy 2023/24

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 2024 will be open from October 2023 – January 2024. 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.

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.

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. 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.

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

Information about upcoming open evenings at Enfield secondary schools can be found below.

Enfield Schools Open Evening Leaflet

Please find below a presentation on secondary transfer from London Borough of Enfield: Presentation on Secondary Transfer

Appeals Process

If your child has not been offered a place at the school of choice you may appeal. Please complete the form available here, and provide a copy to the school office.

24 May 2024 – Last day for admission appeals.

Information on the 2024 appeals timetable is here.

DfE Guidance on the Admission of Summer Born Children

Please click here for the DfE guidance.