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Enfield Learning Trust

Admissions Information


Nursery - September 2023

We are delighted to inform our local families that we will once again be opening our nursery doors in September 2023. Bowes will be offering a mixture of part-time (15 hours) and full-time (30 hours) places. The number of part-time and full-time places on offer will be flexible and based on local demand.

Please revisit this page on the website later on in the year for more information on nursery admissions for September 2023.

Reception Admissions - September 2023

We are delighted to offer 60 Reception places for children born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019. The school admissions policy is in line with the London Borough of Enfield procedures.

The online admissions system will open for applications born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 later on in the year. The latest date for your application to be treated as an on-time application is 15 January 2023. Any applications made after this date are treated as late applications. For further information about applying online, see Enfield's step by step guide (PDF).

New Parent Visits

Our new parent sessions for September 2023 starters have now finished, however if you would like to come and visit the school, please contact the main office. Parent visits for September 2023 nursery and reception admission will take place from November 2022 to December 2022.

Please watch our school video to find out more about Bowes. Please click this link to view our welcome booklet.



Medical Criterion

If you would like your child's application to be considered under the medical criterion, see medical priority request guidance and application form (PDF).

Appeals Information - September 2022

Our School Appeals Guidance and Appeals Forms are available to download below. The Appeals window for September 2022 starters closed on 28th May 2022.

Deferring Entry - September 2022

If your child was born between 1 April 2018 and 31 August 2018 and you want to defer their entry to school by a whole year, see our guidance and complete the deferral request form (PDF). For further guidance about school admissions for children born in the summer, see Department for Education – guidance for parents.

In-Year Applications

If you move into Enfield and require a school place for your child, you need to complete an 'in-year' application form to apply for a place. You will also need to complete this form if you want to request a school transfer for your child. You can find all the information you need regarding in-year admissions on this page.

In-year admission forms can only be completed by parents/carers who live in the London Borough of Enfield. If you live outside the London Borough of Enfield, you must contact your own local authority to ask for the relevant application form. You should return the completed form, together with documentation to confirm the child's date of birth to the following address:


London Borough of Enfield
PO Box 56, Civic Centre
Silver Street, Enfield