Enfield Council is urging the parents of pupils due to start secondary school next September to complete their applications in good time to maximise the chances of getting their children into a school of their choice.

The deadline for secondary school admissions is 31 October for next September’s secondary school intake.

Of the pupils who started secondary school this September 91.53 per cent of those who submitted an application time were offered a place at one of their top three choices of school.

It is more good news for Enfield’s parents and students following the announcement by Ofsted earlier this year that 97 per cent of schools in the borough teaching most of the 55,000 pupils in Enfield, were rated as good or outstanding.

Enfield’s schools demonstrated this excellence in this year’s exam results by achieving a 98.2 per cent pass rate in A-levels, compared with a national average of 98.1 per cent and increasing the percentage of pupils who gained five or more GCSEs at A* – C grades by a staggering eight per cent on the previous year.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services & Protection, Cllr Ayfer Orhan, urged parents to get their applications in early while visiting science students at Enfield County School in Holly Walk, Enfield, on 26 September.

She said: “We are extremely lucky that our borough has great schools such as Enfield County, which recorded an incredible 100 per cent pass rate at A-Level this year.

“There are a wide range of fantastic schools in Enfield and parents can be sure that wherever their children go they will be well taught and looked after.

“But it is incredibly important that applications are submitted early so that they can be processed in good time and parents maximise the chances of their children going to a school of their choice.

“We have a rapidly growing population and we are working hard to provide extra school places and improve standards each year and Enfield is very much a success story when it comes to providing pupils of all backgrounds a superb education and giving them the opportunities they need to flourish.”

Headteacher of Enfield County, Ms Pamela Rutherford, said: “Enfield County is a fully inclusive comprehensive school that takes its students from across the borough and from over 50 primary schools. It therefore truly reflects the diversity of the Enfield community.

“Our students are motivated to succeed. They seize the opportunities provided at Enfield County to enrich and enhance their education. These could be in sport, the arts, community projects, debating or personal challenges such as Duke of Edinburgh and World Challenge to name but a few of the many extra-curricular activities that are routinely provided in Enfield schools.

“I am proud to be the Headteacher of an Enfield school. I value the support that I receive from parents, carers and the community. This is generously given. We all have the highest aspirations for our young people and the examination results show that they achieve highly. It is indeed a privilege to be part of the Enfield learning community.”

You can find out more about school admissions at www.enfield.gov.uk/admissions


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