Starting primary school

If you have a child born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, you must apply for your child to start primary school in September 2023 by Sunday 15 January 2023.

In this section

Key dates

  • The deadline for on-time applications is Sunday 15 January 2023. 
  • National offer day is Monday 17 April 2023.

Before you apply

Proof of address

You will be required to provide proof of address as part of your application.

For details about what proof is accepted, read our Proof of address (PDF) [151KB]

How to apply

The closing date for applications is Sunday 15 January 2023.

Apply for a primary school place

To give your child the best possible chance of being offered their preferred school place, ensure your application is received on time. Hillingdon Council cannot be held responsible for any delays in the post or problems with internet providers; we would therefore recommend that you submit your application by Friday 6 January 2023 to ensure it is received on time.

Information on how to create and complete your application can be found on the eadmissions website.

Supplementary information

If you are thinking about applying to a school that considers faith as a criterion, you must complete a supplementary information form (SIF) and return it to the school or address stated on the school's criteria.

The deadline for on-time supplementary information forms is Sunday 15 January.
Any forms submitted after the deadline will not be processed until after national offer day (Monday 17 April).

The following schools consider faith as a criterion; please select the name of the school to obtain a supplementary form. 

Applications for families arriving from abroad, including from the EU

In most cases, children arriving from overseas have the right to attend schools in England. It is the responsibility of parents to check whether their child has a right, under their visa entry conditions, to study at a school before submitting an application. 

Read more about applications for families arriving from abroad


The following provide information on furthest distances offered for community, academies, foundation and free schools. 

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2022