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
- Before you apply
- Proof of address
- How to apply
- Supplementary information
- Applications for families arriving from abroad
- The deadline for on-time applications is Sunday 15 January 2023.
- National offer day is Monday 17 April 2023.
- Read the . This contains a lot of useful information on making your application, choosing your schools, frequently asked questions and all of the schools' individual criteria and contact details.
- Read our .
- The admissions criteria calculator will help you find out which criteria your application will meet and the distance from your home address to the school. (This can only calculate distances from Hillingdon borough addresses.)
- If you live outside of Hillingdon and would like to calculate your distance to a school, use our distance calculator.
You will be required to provide proof of address as part of your application.
The closing date for applications is Sunday 15 January 2023.
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.
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.
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.
The following provide information on furthest distances offered for community, academies, foundation and free schools.