Applying for a junior school

If you have child born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015, you may need to apply for a junior school place for September 2022.

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Key dates

  • The deadline for on-time applications (Saturday 15 January) has now passed.
  • National offer day is Tuesday 19 April 2022.

    Do I need to apply for a junior school?

    All Hillingdon residents with a child in year 2 at any infant school must submit an application. Applications can be made for up to 4 junior schools; however, if you only wish to transfer your child to your linked Hillingdon junior school, you only need to include 1 preference.

    Applications also need to be made for Hillingdon residents with pupils wishing to continue at a junior school in a different authority.

    Residents of other boroughs wishing to apply for a Hillingdon junior school should contact their own local authority for details on how to make an application. This applies to all year 2 pupils who are currently:

    • attending an infant school in Hillingdon or a neighbouring authority or
    • attending a primary school and you wish to transfer your child to a junior school in September 2022.

    This does not apply to year 2 pupils who are currently:

    • attending a primary school in Hillingdon or a neighbouring authority, and you wish your child to move to year 3 in the same school or
    • currently attending a primary school and you wish to transfer your child to a year 3 place at a different primary school in September 2022 (an in-year application will need to be made in this case).

    Junior schools in Hillingdon give priority to pupils attending their linked infant school, but they do not reserve places for individual pupils. Therefore, it is very important that you apply on time to ensure you do not miss out on an offer.

    Applications must be made for year 2 pupils wishing to continue in the following Hillingdon junior schools:

    • Coteford Junior School
    • Field End Junior School
    • Grange Park Junior School
    • Harefield Junior School
    • Hillside Junior School
    • Minet Junior School
    • Newnham Junior School
    • Whitehall Junior School
    • Whiteheath Junior School
    • Yeading Junior School

    Please note: The following schools have amalgamated and are now all-through primary schools; therefore, a starting junior school application is no longer required.

    • Lady Bankes Junior School
    • Oak Farm Junior School

    Before you apply


    Making a late application

    You can still submit a late application online up until the end of July. Late applications will not be processed until after Tuesday 19 April (National offer day).

    Apply now

    If you are having difficulties making an application online, read our  How to create and complete an online application guide [387KB] .

    Please note: If you choose to apply online, you must not complete a paper application as well.


      Applications for families arriving from abroad, including from the EU, from 1 January 2021 

      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 on the government website

      Page last updated: 19 Jan 2022