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Bush Hill Park Primary School has an amazing Nursery and is able to offer 90 places to pupils.  

Children are admitted at the start of the academic year in which they turn three. Parents and carers may apply for a place through the Local Authority between October and January before their child should start school.

All admissions are through the Enfield Admissions Department. Parents can find out about our school's admission arrangements through this department by clicking here

School admission

We currently have 60 places available in each year group across the rest of the school. Please note that parents must re-apply for their nursery child to secure a place in Reception. Children are admitted to Reception at the start of the academic year in which they turn four.


Nursery and Reception staff visit the homes of new pupils before they start school, so that we can find out as much as possible about each child in order to best meet their needs. Children start by visiting the school with their parent/carer and build up gradually over several days until they are ready to attend full time. Staff consult parents and carers constantly to ensure the start of school is a happy experience for every child.


For more information, you can also view our 
primary school booklet (PDF)

For further information about applying online, see our step by step guide (PDF).

Casual Admissions

New parents and carers of children joining our school after September, meet with our Parent Support Advisor. This enables the family to find out about our school and also ensures that we have all the information we require to meet your child’s needs. We also contact the child’s previous school so that teachers are well-informed. The Home/School Agreement we share with you sets out expectations of parents and carers, pupils and the school, and must be signed by all parties before the child starts with us.


We know that good attendance improves children’s academic achievements and developments, and are committed to ensuring that children attend school every day, and start on time. If your child is too ill to attend school or has a medical appointment, then you should inform the School Office on the first day of absence before 10am. Our attendance officer follows up pupil absences each day and we work closely with Enfield Local Education Authority to ensure good attendance rates.

Please note that it is school policy NOT to give permission for any absence for holidays during term time.

Children are expected to be on time to school, and we operate a very strict monitoring system for pupils who arrive after 9am. Please make sure your child is collected on time at the end of the day – it can be very distressing for a child not to know when parents are coming. If you are delayed for any reason, please telephone the school to let us know as soon as possible.

School Times

The school day begins at 8.35am. We operate with a 'soft start' system where children go into class from 8.35am and begin their day with a 'ready to learn activity'. Registration is at 8.45am and the day ends at 3.15pm where children are collected from the playground.

School Office Hours

Our School Office is open from 8am to 1.30pm, and 2pm to 4pm – the office will be closed between 1.30pm to 2pm every day. If you need to collect or return a child for an appointment, please make sure this takes place outside of this time. Any calls will be diverted to an answerphone and will be responded to as soon as possible.