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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.

Starting Primary School 2021 Offer day

National offer day: Friday 16 April.

If you applied online, you will receive an email on the evening of Friday 16 April, 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; all relevant information will be available on the eadmissions website.

View the outcome of your application 

Please note: If you have changed your email address and do not receive an email, you can still log into your account.

If you submitted a paper application, an offer letter will be posted on Friday 16 April with full instructions on how to accept your school offer.

Once you have received your outcome, you can choose to accept your offer online.

Accept your place

For data protection reasons, our school placement and admissions team can not advise parents/guardians of the outcome of their application over the telephone.

You must accept the offer by Friday 30 April to secure your child's 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

For community schools, please contact the local authority. All academy, foundation, free and voluntary aided (faith) 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. 

All contact details are published in our brochure online.


Under the School Standards & Framework Act 1998, you have the right of appeal against the refusal of a place at any of the schools for which you have applied. For community schools, please contact the local authority. If you wish to appeal for an academy, foundation, free or voluntary aided (faith) school, you must contact the school directly to obtain the appeal documentation.

Alternatively, if the school is outside Hillingdon, please contact the borough in which the school is situated within the next few days to obtain the procedure and the date by which an appeal must be received by them.

Read our frequently asked questions about primary school offers [138KB]

Please check if your questions have been answered before contacting the School Admissions Team with your enquiry.

Late applications

The closing date for on time applications was Friday 15 January 2021.

You can request a paper application by calling the School Placement and Admissions team on 01895 556644. However, due to Covid-19 Contact Centre officers are prioritising urgent queries so you may encounter queues to answer your call. Where possible please email the team.

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 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 Thursday 19 August. However, your application will not be processed until after Friday 16 April.

Apply now

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

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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