The Admissions Process for SECONARY TRANSFFER

Broomfield School's admissions are managed by Enfield Council,click here for details of the eadmissions website.

Broomfield is a non-selective school, details of the over-subscription criteria are below.

The following guide will help to explain the processes that you need to complete to apply for your child to come to Broomfield.

Pre October Register and apply on the eadmission website
October October 31st is the deadline for applications

List of Offered pupils from Enfield

Welcome letter for Head Teacher and invitation to Taster Day

March Taster Day held for new pupils
May Members of staff visit primary schools to meet with pupils joining the school in September

Letter to new parents informing them of all the events that are to follow: Taster day, Parents’ Evening and Enrolment Evenings

Enrolment Packs sent to parents


Beginning of July attend Taster Day and  attend Enrolment Evening 


All pupils entered on the school system, put in tutor groups and timetables ready for September start.


New Year 7 pupils start at Broomfield

All year 7 students do a CATs test and have their photos taken and up loaded to the school system. CATs (Cognitive Abilities Tests) are IQ tests that assess a range of skills. The tests look at reasoning with three types of symbols: words, numbers and shapes or figures, i.e. verbal reasoning, non-verbal reasoning and Quantative reasoning.






In-Year Admissions

If you are new to the area and want your child to come to Broomfield School or if you want to change from another local school then you will need to contact the Enfield Secondary Admission Services on 020 8379 1000 or by email to

Click here to acccess this information on the Enfield website.

Oversubscription criteria for Year 6 to Year 7 Secondary Transfer

Pupils will be admitted at the age of 11 without reference to ability or aptitude. The number of intended admissions for the year commencing September 2019 will be 230.

Children who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs or and Education, Health and Care Plan that names the school will be allocated a place in accordance with the Education Act 1996 and the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice. If there are more applications than places available, priority will be given to applicants in the following order:

1. Children in public care (looked after children) and children who were previously looked after but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order) immediately following having been looked after.* * Children in public care are children who are (a) in the care of a local authority or (b) being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (see Children Act 1989)

 2. Children with a sibling who will be attending the school at the time of the proposed admission. The children concerned must be living at the same address. **

** A sibling is a brother or sister living at the same address. “Sibling” means a full, step, half, adopted or fostered brother or sister, but not cousins.

3. Children for whom Broomfield School is appropriate on exceptional medical grounds. Applications under this criterion will only be considered if they are supported by an attached written statement from a doctor. This must demonstrate that there is a very specific connection between the child’s medical need and the school.

4. Children living nearest to the school measured ‘as the crow flies’ that is in a straight line from the child’s permanent home address to the main entrance of the school (travel by private car or public transport not taken into account). ***

*** Permanent home address is the address where the child usually lives. When parents live separately, the home address will be where the child spends the majority of the school week. If a child lives equally with both parents at different addresses, the home address will be the address of the main parent eligible to receive child benefit for the child.


Appeals against non-admission are dealt with by an independent panel. Details of admission and appeal arrangements are published each year. Broomfield school is committed to the co-ordinated approach to admissions administered by the London Borough of Enfield.