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Enfield Learning Trust

Admissions Information


Reception - Academic year 2022-23

We are delighted to offer 60 Reception places at Bowes Primary school for children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018. 

The school admissions policy is in line with the London Borough of Enfield procedures.

New Parent Visits

We are delighted to be able to open our doors again to prospective parents who wish to send their child to Bowes Primary School. 

The visits will take place at 9:15am on the following dates and will last approximately 1 hour. There will be a short presentation from the Headteacher, followed by a tour of the school.

  • 9th November 2021
  • 16th November 2021
  • 23rd November 2021
  • 30th November 2021
  • 7th December 2021

To book a visit, please contact the school office by phone on 02083682552 or by email to

For safety reason the visits will be subject to:

  • 10 families per date;
  • A 'first come, first served basis';
  • All visitors will be expected to wear face masks.

We look forward to welcoming you into our school.

Admissions Criteria

Admissions criteria for children starting school in September 2022 will be published on this page as soon as the information is sent to us from Enfield Local Authority.

Reception admissions for September 2021 have now closed.

Please watch our school video to find out more about Bowes. Our school brochure and 'New Parents Presentation' are also available to download below. 




It is with a heavy heart that Bowes will not be admitting pupils into the nursery for the next few years. Please see the letter below for more details.

We hope to open the doors to our nursery again in the future.

Appeals - September 2021

Our School Appeals Guidance and Appeals Forms are available to download below. The Appeals window for September 2021 closed on 28th May 2021.

Deferring Entry - September 2021

If your child was born between 1 April 2017 and 31 August 2017, and you want to defer their entry to school by a full year, please visit these links for more information on Summer Born Children and Guidance for Parents. We also have an application form which is available to download below. 

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. The form can be downloaded below and used to apply for schools both within and outside of Enfield.

This form 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