Lea Valley Academy

Part of the EdAct Trust


Lea Valley Academy has adopted the London Borough of Enfield policy and procedures for admissions.

Year 7-11

Students applying for a place in Years 7-11 can so do by completing the online borough application form which can be found on: www.enfield.gov.uk/admissions.

eApplication form https://www.eadmissions.org.uk/eAdmissions/app

If the school receives more applications than places available, priority will be given to applicants in the following order:

 Admissions Criteria

In the case of over-subscription, after the admission of pupils with an Education Health and Care Plan, where the academy is named, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in the following order:

  • 1. Children in public care (looked after children) and children who were adopted (or subject to residence orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following having been looked after.*
  • 2. Children for whom a particular school is appropriate on exceptional medical grounds. Such applications will be considered under this criterion only 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 requested.
  • 3. Children with a brother or sister (sibling) who will be attending the school at the time of proposed admission. The children concerned must be living at the same address.
  • 4. Children whose parent is a member of staff who has been employed at the school concerned for two or more years at the time of application and/ or children of a member of staff who has been recruited to fill a vacancy for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
  • 5. Children living nearest to the school measured ‘as the crow flies’.
  • Children adopted without having been previously looked after are not included in this criterion.
  • When it is not possible to admit all applicants to a particular school within any criterion, priority will be given to those living closest to the school measured as in criterion 5 above.
  • Siblings are defined as brothers or sisters of children already on roll of the school who will still be in the school at the time the applicant is admitted. Siblings must be living at the same address. For primary to secondary transfer, sibling priority will only be given where the older sibling will still be attending the school in the September that the younger child joins. The term ‘sibling’ means a full, step, half, adopted or fostered brother or sister, but not cousins.
  • Applicants who wish to appeal against the decision of the admissions authority to refuse their child a place at the school should contact Lea Valley Academy directly: Bullsmoor Lane, Enfield, EN3 6TW. Tel: 01992 763666.

When it is not possible to admit all applicants to a particular school within any criterion, priority will be given to those living closest to the school, measured as in criterion 4 above.

Children who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs will be offered a place at a school if it is named in their statement in accordance with the Education Act 1996 and the Special Educational Needs Code of Practise.

Open Events

This is an opportunity for parents/carers of Year 5/6 students to visit the school premises, meet some of the teachers and students, listen to the Principal's talk, tour the school facilities.