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Admissions to Reception
All children are admitted according to the admission policy of the London Borough of Enfield, a copy of which is available from the school office. Our current Planned Admission Number is 60. The Local Education Authority is responsible for admissions to our school and any parent whose request for a place is refused has the right to appeal to this body. For further information about the criteria used for admissions, please download the document using the “Admissions to Reception classes at Lavender” link below.
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.
During the summer term prior to your child starting school in Reception, we arrange a number of opportunities for you and your child to get to know more about how our school works and the people who will be supporting your child’s learning. We organise an information meeting for parents and carers which provides an opportunity for discussion and time to answer your questions. Your children are also invited to attend school for some play sessions to take part in activities and share a story.
During the first two weeks of the autumn term in September, staff will visit you and your child in your home which is an opportunity for you all to meet in an informal setting before admission.
For more information please click here to view the Primary admissions page on the Enfield website.
Section 324 of the Education Act 1996 requires the governing bodies of all maintained schools to admit a child with a statement of special educational needs that names their school. Schools must also admit children with an EHC (Education, Health and Care) Plan that names the school.
If there are fewer applications than places available at a school all applicants will be admitted. If there are more applications than places available, the criteria outlined below (in the pdf documents) will be used to prioritise applications.