Schools placements and admissions

Admissions information for parents/carers on starting primary or secondary school, in-year admissions, transfers and appeals.

For useful information on making an application, choosing your schools, frequently asked questions and individual criteria and contact details for each school, download our  School admissions 2023 brochure (PDF) [2MB].

Accept/decline school offer

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.
If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, you may need to apply for a junior school place for September 2023.
If you have a child born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012, you must apply for your child to start secondary school in September 2023.
If you have a child born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008, you can apply for a UTC/studio school for your child to start year 10 in September 2022.
For children who either wish to change schools or who have moved to the area and need to start a new school during the academic year.
Types of school places for children with special educational needs.
The council's policy for the alternative education arrangements of children who miss school due to health reasons.
School admissions information for forces families.
If it has not been possible to offer your child a place at your preferred school, you have the right, by law, to appeal to an independent appeal panel.
Admission arrangements for Hillingdon community schools.
Admission arrangements for Hillingdon non-community schools.
Information on registration and test dates for Buckinghamshire Grammar School and Slough Consortium of Grammar Schools.
Ofsted's EIF applies to maintained schools and academies, non-association independent schools, further education and skills providers and early years settings.
Information on requesting admission outside of your child's chronological year group.