School applications for Nursery and Reception September 2023 places are now open. If you would like any support with your application, please contact the school office on 0208 386 2552 and select option 1 to speak to Tina. There is also a step-by-step guide on how to apply.
The school admissions policy is in line with the London Borough of Enfield procedures.
For information about the breakdown of allocations at Enfield schools for children starting in reception for the previous 4 years, view the Local Authority reception allocation breakdown (PDF, 191.53 KB).
Nursery Admissions - September 2023
We are delighted to inform our local families that we will once again be opening our nursery doors in September 2023.
Bowes are offering 15 hour nursery placements as well as 30 hour nursery placements for those that are eligible. The number of part-time and full-time places on offer will be flexible and based on local demand.
To find out if you are eligible to get up to 30 hours free childcare please click here.
The online admission system is now open for you to apply for your child's nursery place for September 2023. Please click here to start your application. Please state on your application whether you are applying for a 15 or 30 hour place under the 'Reasons for Preference' section.
The deadline for all nursery applications is 15th February 2023.
Reception Admissions - September 2023
Bowes are delighted to offer 60 Reception places for children born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019.
The online admission system is now open for you to apply for your child's Reception place for September 2023. Please click here to start your application.
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 children starting in either nursery or reception in September 2023 have been allocated. If you would like to book a visit, please complete this Google Form.
Please watch our school video to find out more about Bowes. Please click this link to view our welcome booklet.
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
Information regarding appeals is on our Connect Education Trust website and the form to complete in order to make an appeal can be found below. The Appeals window for September 2022 starters closed on 28th May 2022.
Deferring Entry for Reception - September 2023
If your child was born between 1 April 2019 and 31 August 2019 and you want to defer their entry to school by a whole year, please 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.
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