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Starting primary school September 2021

For children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 starting primary school in September 2021.

Closing date for applications was Friday 15 January 2021.

Starting Primary School 2021 Before you apply

  • Read the school admissions brochure [4MB]. 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.
  • Visit schools website. The majority of schools have created virtual information which may contain the following:
  • Read our  Guidance for before applying to primary school [303KB]
  • 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. 
    Please be aware that 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 please use this distance calculator

Making a late application

You can still submit a late application online up until the end of July 2021. However, your application will not be processed until after 15 April 2021 (National offer day).

Apply now

If you are having difficulties making an application online, read the guide on  How to create an online application [824KB].

Offer day

National offer day is Friday 16 April 2021. 

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 the guide [151KB].

Supplementary information

If you are considering applying to a school that considers faith as a criterion you must complete a supplementary information form (SIF). The completed SIF must be returned to the school or address cited on the school's criteria. The deadline for on-time supplementary information forms was Friday 15 January. Please be aware that any forms submitted after the deadline will not be processed until after national offer day (Friday 16 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 that their children have a right, under their visa entry conditions, to study at a school before submitting an application. 

Read more on the government website


Information on furthest distances offered for community, academies, foundation and free schools. 

Primary school brochure archive

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