Joining our Nursery and Reception classes

Reception Admissions – Timetable for September 2022 Applications – click here

The online system is open for applications and can be made until 15 January 2022 for reception and 15 February 2022 for nursery. 

School tours for prospective parent/carers – click here

Highfield has a wonderful Nursery offering 60 part time places. Children who are offered a place either morning or afternoon, usually attend the Nursery class for a year before starting in a Reception class at primary school. The place offered will be part time. The Nursery place offered will consistent of a Home Visit in September, followed by a taster session in the Nursery. The children will then have a shorter session building to longer sessions. This ensures your child settles happily into our Nursery.

Please remember if your child attends our Nursery you must apply for a Reception place in the same way as other applicants. There is not an automatic right to transfer from our Nursery to Reception.

Highfield Primary is able to offer 90 Reception places. We have an Early Years unit providing high quality provision for our pupils. In Enfield children begin school during the academic year in which they become 5. The academic year begins in September. Our induction procedures ensure all children receive the best possible start to their education. As part of this we offer a Taster Session, followed by a gradual start, aiming to start the children full-time over a two week period. This maybe extended depending on the children’s individual needs.

Enfield Admissions Service deals with all schools admissions. Admissions Booklets are available for parents to view online using the link below. You should  apply for your child’s Nursery or Reception place online at or directly at You can contact the admissions service on 020 8379 5501 to check whether your child is eligible for a place. In the result of our Nursery or Reception classes being oversubscribed the process used to allocate places is detailed in the Enfield school brochure and website.

The online application process for Reception for September 2021 begins in September 2020 until 15th January 2021. The outcomes will be published on 16th April 2021.

The online application process for Nursery for September 2021 begins in October 2020 until 15th February 2021. The outcomes will be published on the 23rd April.

Late Applications

When parents make an online application they can only submit it once and are not able to make any changes to it. If there are good reasons why they have submitted an application late these need to be confirmed in writing to the Admissions Team. No late applications can be considered on time for any reason if they are submitted after 16 January 2021.

Mid Year Admissions

Pupils starting our school in the middle of a year will have an introductory meeting with our Admission Induction Officer.  We encourage parents to visit our school with their child as part of the admissions process. All new children are supported to ensure they are felt welcomed and make friends easily. We will monitor their transition and ensure they are well supported through our successful systems such as class buddies.