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Starting secondary school September 2018

For children born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007 starting secondary school in September 2018.

Starting secondary school 2018

Offer day

National offer day is Thursday 1 March 2018.

If you applied online; you will receive an email on the evening of the 1 March advising you to log back into your eadmissions account to view and accept your offer. You will not receive an offer letter in the post and all relevant information will be available on the eadmissions website. 


*Please note if you have changed your email address and do not receive an email you can still log into your account on the evening of offer day.

If you submitted a paper application; your offer letter will be posted on 1 March with full instructions on how to accept your school offer. If you choose to accept your offer online, please follow the link below;

Accept your place (This link is for paper applicants only)

For data protection reasons, the School Placement and Admissions team can not advise parents/guardians of the outcome of their application over the telephone.

Note: You must accept the offer by Thursday 15 March to secure the school place.

Declining your offer

If you applied online, you can decline the offer online. Please ensure you state the reason for the decline.  If it is because you are unhappy with the offer you have been given, you are strongly advised to accept the offer because it will not prejudice your higher preferences. Your child will be placed on the waiting list for all schools you named as a higher preference.

Waiting lists

All Hillingdon secondary schools hold their own waiting lists. If the school is outside the borough of Hillingdon you should contact the borough in which the school is situated to enquire whether the waiting list is provided by the school or the Local Authority.  Please do not contact the school in Hillingdon any sooner than 4 weeks from the date of this letter as waiting lists will not yet be available.


You have the right of appeal under the School Standards & Framework Act 1998 against the refusal of a place at any of the schools for which you have applied. You must contact the Hillingdon school directly to obtain all relevant information. If the school is outside Hillingdon, please contact the borough in which the school is situated to obtain the procedure and the date by which an appeal must be received by them. Appeals must be heard by an independent panel and must have no connection with the school concerned. For Hillingdon schools' appeals, documentation must be lodged by Friday 30 March 2018 to ensure that the appeal is heard before the end of term.

Late applications

The closing date for on time applications was Tuesday 31 October 2017. However you can still submit a late application online up until the end of July.

Apply now

Alternatively you can request a paper application by calling the School Placement and Admissions team on 01895 556644.

Please be aware that any application submitted after the deadline will not be processed until after national offer day for all on time applications.

Before your apply

Read the School Admissions Brochure 2018 [2Mb]
The brochure 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.

Proof of address

You are required to submit  Proof of address information 2018 [71kb] alongside your application. Please be aware that when you apply online you will not be able to attach any documentary evidence until after you have submitted your application.

Supplementary information forms

Please note some schools, such as faith schools, require the completion of a supplementary information form (SIF). This is so that they can decide which pupils should have the highest priority when making offers. SIFs are available directly from each school and their website. They must be returned to the school or to the address provided by the school by the specified deadline, which may differ between schools.

The following schools require SIFs to be completed in order to process applications. SIFs can only be considered if they have a direct bearing on oversubscription criteria or for the purpose of selection by aptitude or ability.

Schools must still accept applications without a completed SIF as all schools have to consider 'other applicants'.

*SIF only required if applying for a place under the aptitude criterion.

The following school operates a fair banding system to allocate places. The places within each band are based on year 6 students taking a Non Verbal Reasoning Test (NVRT).

  • Swakeleys School for girls

Note: This deadline has now passed.

Please visit the schools individual website for supplementary forms and deadline dates.


Information on furthest distances offered for Hillingdon Secondary Schools

Secondary Allocation data 2017 [16kb]


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