Virtual Tour and FAQs

Virtual School Tour and FAQs

Virtual Tour

Sadly, we are unable to welcome parents into the school at this time but we have prepare a short virtual tour to provide new parents with a brief tour of our grounds. Please click on the link below to watch our virtual tour.

Welcome to our Virtual School Tour 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many children do you offer places to each academic year?
We are a single-form entry school and so we are currently able to offer thirty places in our Reception

What is your admission criteria?
We follow the Enfield admission criteria which can be found at:

Children are admitted using the following criteria in the order outlined:
– Children with an Education, Health and Care Plan will be offered a place at a school if it is
named in accordance with the Education Act 1996
– 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
– Children for whom a particular school is appropriate on exceptional medical grounds
– Children with a brother or sister who will be attending the school or linked junior school at
the time of proposed admission.
– 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
– Children living nearest to the school measured as the crow flies, that is, in a straight line from
the child’s home to the main entrance of the school.

What is your catchment area?
We do not have a catchment area or priority zones in the local area. The distance we offer places
each year varies and often depends on the number of siblings we admit each year. We are unable to
offer information on the likelihood of your child being offered a place as all admissions are managed
and offered by the Local Authority.

My child has additional needs – is Hadley Wood the right school for us?
Please contact the school directly to speak with our Inclusion Manager. It is important to liaise with
the school your child receives a place for so that the Reception Team is prepared. Depending on your
child’s additional needs training might need to be accessed or equipment purchased to facilitate a
smooth transition for all pupils.

What time does the school day start/finish?
Our Reception children start school with our other pupils at 8.55am. Children will start entering
school at 8:45am to give them time to put their coats away and settle into class for the day. We do
ask that all children are punctual and on time as it is important for children to get in to this routine
early. School finishes at 3:15pm for Reception and KS1 pupils and 3.20pm for KS2 pupils.

Do you offer after-school clubs and wrap-around care?
We do offer a variety of after-school clubs across the course of the week which incur a small charge
with some being made available to our Reception age children. All after-school clubs finish by 4.30pm
at the latest. We also run a breakfast club from 7.30am each morning which operates on a drop-in
basis so does not need to be pre-booked. There is a small charge for the facility.

What will my child have for lunch?
Pupils can either have packed lunch or choose school dinners for a healthy cooked meal to be
prepared for them. Full information regarding lunch and eating at school can be found on the ‘Health and Wellbeing – Menus’ area of the website.

I like the school, what happens next?
Children are admitted to the Reception class in the September after their fourth birthday (September
being the beginning of the school year). If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31
August 2018, you should apply for them to start their primary school education in September 2022.
Visit eAdmissions to register and complete an online application for primary school for Autumn term.
You can make your application online at Home | eAdmissions