Secondary School Transition and Open Days

Secondary Transition Information

If your child is in Year Six of primary school in September 2023, you will need to apply for them to start their secondary education for September 2024.

Please look at secondary school websites and the Enfield website for the most up to date information about online events, a step-by-step guide to applying online, a guide to secondary schools booklet, school admission arrangements, medical priority guidance and moving on to secondary guidance. The online portal is open for parents to start making their applications from 1st September 2023.The national closing date for secondary transfer applications is 31st October 2023. Applications can be made after this date but will be treated as late applications. You can view guidance in our step-by-step guide to applying online (PDF, 292.84 KB).

Places at all Enfield secondary school will be allocated in line with the published admissions arrangements, which can be found in our guide to secondary schools.

Visiting secondary schools

Schools will be holding open evenings for parents to visit in September and October 2023.

For information on dates and times of open evenings, view applying for a secondary school for September 2024 (PDF, 1126.13 KB). Check the websites of schools you’re interested in for further details.

For information about the breakdown of allocations at Enfield schools for children starting in Year 7 for the previous 4 years, view = Secondary Transfer Previous Allocations Breakdown Leaflet (PDF, 272.7 KB).

If you would like your application to be considered under the medical criterion, see the medical priority guidance – not all schools have this as part of their admission arrangements.

If your child has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), the arrangements for your child’s transfer will be different. The SEN Services Team will contact you directly to explain the process further.

To search for primary, secondary and special needs schools in Enfield and across England, visit GOV.UK – Find and check the performance of schools and colleges in England. Here you can access Ofsted reports, information on school performance and approximate home-to-school distances. These are only a guide, as we use our own specialist systems to measure distances when allocating places in Enfield.

Preparing For Secondary School

To prepare pupils for secondary school, children will be offered a chance to visit their new school and teachers from the local secondary schools will come and meet their new pupil’s at Highfield. We will also be running sessions with our Year 6 pupils looking at changes and discussing concerns to ensure a smooth transition for all pupils.

Secondary School and SATs Transition Meeting 

All parents are invited to the SATS and Secondary School Transition meeting on Friday 22nd September at 2:30pm.