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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.


Admissions Arrangements Consultation 2022-23 

We are not proposing any changes to the school’s admission arrangements but we are required to consult on our admission arrangements at least every 7 years, even where there are no changes.


The consultation runs from 16 December 2020 to 27 January 2021. The final admission arrangements for academic year 2022/23 will be determined by 28 February 2021 and published by 15 March 2021.


Our full proposed admission arrangements for 2022-23 can be found here


Please send any response to governance@ivylearningtrust.org by 27 January 2021. Your responses will be taken into account when the admissions arrangements are determined.

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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.

Admission appeals for school places – new guidance updated as a result of COVID-19 pandemic

The DfE has published a series of guidance documents for admission authorities, clerks and appeal panels and advice for parents and guardians. There is also a Q&A on the new regulations.

The new regulations will:

  • disapply the requirement that appeals panels must be held in person and instead give flexibility for panel hearings to take place either in person, by telephone, video conference or through a paper-based appeal where all parties can make representations in writing.
  • relax the rules with regard to what happens if one of the 3 panel members withdraws (temporarily or permanently) to make it permissible for the panel to continue with and conclude the appeal as a panel of 2.
  • amend the deadlines relating to appeals for the time that the new regulations are in force.

The regulations are subject to legislation being made but we expect them to come into force on 24 April 2020. The regulations will be time-limited and will expire on 31 January 2021.