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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.

If so you must apply for your child to start primary school in September 2021 by Friday 15 January 2021.

Starting Primary School 2021 Before you apply

Read the school admissions brochure [4MB]

The brochure contains useful information on making your application, choosing your schools, frequently asked questions and all of the schools' individual criteria and contact details.

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 your 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.


From 1 September, you will be able to start completing your child's application. 

Apply now

Closing date for applications is Friday 15 January 2021.

To give your child the best possible chance of being offered their preferred school, please ensure your application is received on time. Hillingdon Council can not be held responsible for any delays in the post or problems with internet providers; we would therefore recommend that you submit your application by Wednesday 6 January 2021 to ensure it is received on time.

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.


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

Primary school brochure archive

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