Choosing the right primary school for your child is a very significant event, at Chestnuts we want to support parents in what can sometimes be a difficult decision and process. Our advice is that it is important to find out as much as possible about your local schools before you submit your application. We think it is essential for parents to visit each school during the working day to experience its unique ethos and atmosphere.  At Chestnuts we make appointments for parents to be shown around our school in small groups, during this tour parents can ask any questions and find out more information. 

To make an appointment to visit Chestnuts Primary School, have a tour of the school and meet the Head Teacher, Deputy Head or Early Years Leader, please phone the school office on 020 8800 2362. Alternatively you can email us directly through our contacts page. 

Reception Admissions
All children in Haringey enter the reception class in the September of the school year in which they will be five. Some children will move up from local Nurseries and others come from home or child minders. We have places for 60 Reception children each year.

To make an application, parents should contact their local authority. Residents of Haringey can make an application online by going to:  

Haringey school admissions

School admissions are handled entirely by Haringey Council and our admissions policy is that of Haringey Council. The admissions criteria gives priority based on statements of special educational need, Children Looked after by the local authority or post adoption, siblings already at school and distance from school. (In that order for priority) 

Applications for the September 2020 intake should have been made by January 15th 2020.

If you would like to book an appointment to view our school we offer small groups a chance to look round the school with either the Head Teacher or the Early Years Leader. These will not happen until after the October half term to allow our new Reception Classes a chance to settle in first. A list of available appointments will be put up in this space as soon as we have some available. Once you have chosed a time convienient to you please email

Admissions after the initial reception intake
Entry to classes in school after the initial in Reception intake is dependent on the availability of places and the waiting list is administered by the local authority. Please contact the school office for further information.

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