The school is permitted to admit 240 pupils into a year group. Places at Winchmore School are allocated by the Enfield Schools Admission service using particular criteria, i.e. special educational needs, medical reasons, if a brother or sister attends the school and distance from home to school.
Winchmore’s successful induction programme ensures that new students soon settle in to become happy, effective members of our school community. We have very well established links with local primary schools.
We invite our allocated Year 6 pupils and their parents/carers into Winchmore for a personal meeting as soon as they receive an offer of a place. Our primary liaison team visits primary schools to gather information about those students who will be joining us in September. Our Year 6 pupils visit the school in July and meet their Head of Year, meet other students, experience lessons and have a tour of the school. New Year 7 students start school in September before the rest of the school. This means they can start to become familiar with school routines without the distraction of other students. We provide additional support to those students who take longer to settle in. Year 7 students go to lunch for the first two terms before the rest of the school.