Starting primary school

If you have a child born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, you must apply for your child to start primary school in September 2022.

In this section

Key dates

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

Before you apply

  • Read the  School Admissions Brochure 2022 [2MB] . 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  Starting primary school 2022 leaflet [292KB] .
  • The admissions calculator tool 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

Making a late application

You can still submit a late application online up until Thursday 18 August.

Apply now

Please note: Late applications will not be processed until after Tuesday 19 April (National offer day).

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

Proof of address

You will be required to provide proof of address as part of your application. To find out more about what proof is accepted, read our Proof of address guide [151KB] .

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 was Saturday 15 January.
Any forms submitted after the deadline will not be processed until after national offer day (Tuesday 19 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, 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


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

Page last updated: 18 Jan 2022