Downfield Primary School

Downfield Road, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Herts, EN8 8SS

01992 629 598

School closes at 1.30pm today (19th July). Wishing you all a wonderful summer.

Early Years, Primary and Secondary Admissions 

Making applications for children to join an educational establishment involves important decision making. If your child already attends Downfield, we hope the following information will support you in choosing those next steps. If you are considering joining Downfield, we would like to offer a warm welcome and hope you find everything you need on this page. 

Visits to the school are very much encouraged; we look forward to welcoming you to Downfield. 


Dates for tours will be published soon. Please telephone the school office to book a place on a tour 01992 629598                    

We very much look forward to meeting you. 


Available Tours for prospective Reception class parents:

Monday 13th November 2023


Tuesday 5th December 2023


Tuesday 9th January  2024



Available Tours for prospective Nursery parents:

Wednesday 15th November 2023


Thursday 7th December 2023


Friday 19th January 2024


Monday 11th March 2024


In Year Admissions:

If you have moved to the area and wish to find a school place for your chid, In Year Admissions to Downfield are made via the Local Education Authority - Hertfordshire County Council. Please visit their website here:


Key Admissions Dates

How to apply

Preschool and Nursery applications are made directly via the school. Application forms and relevant policy documents can be found below. 

Primary (Reception Class) applications are made via the HCC admissions site. Click here to access the site.

Secondary (Year 7 onwards) applications are made via the HCC admissions site. Click here to access the site. 

Nursery Applications:

Applications for Nursery places can be made using the link below. Please read the nursery admissions policy and Settling in and Taster Session policy before completing your application. 

 Settling and Taster Session in policy.docDownload
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Please take a look at our video showing our wonderful nursery classroom.

Our Nursery Garden


Post allocation day information and support

If you wish to access post-allocation day information including details about the continuing interest and appeals process, the information is available on the Hertfordshire website at  Those without access to the internet can contact the Customer Service Centre for a ‘What Can You Do Now?’ leaflet on 0300 123 4043.