Putting our residents first
Top menu
Search our website: Search

Starting secondary school September 2021

For children born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 starting secondary school in September 2021.

The closing date for on-time applications was Saturday 31 October.

Starting Secondary school September 2021

For children born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 starting secondary school in September 2021.

Offer day

National offer day was Monday 1 March.

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.

Apply now

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 Monday 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 national offer day 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 please contact the school to find out the appeal deadline to ensure that the appeal is heard before the end of term.

Frequently asked questions following your starting secondary school offer

Please read our frequently asked questions following national offer day.

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

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 Monday 1 March (National offer day).

Apply now

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

Before you apply

School Open Evenings Autumn 2020

Every year schools hold open evenings for parents to provide information specific to their schools however, with the unforeseen impact of COVID-19, a large public event is currently no longer an option. That doesn't mean you can't explore the schools online as this year many schools are creating virtual information. Please visit schools individual websites for further advice.

Grammar school information for September 2021

Due to current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, you may want to contact the grammar schools directly to find out if test dates have been affected.

Please read our designated page on grammar schools for further advice and support.


Apply now

Closing date for applications is Saturday 31 October.

To give your child the best possible chance of being offered their preferred school(s), 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 you submit your application by Friday 23 October to ensure it is received on time.

If you are having difficulties making an application online please find instructions below on how to create and complete an online application.

How to create an online application [824KB]

Offer Day

National offer day was Monday 1 March.

Proof of address

You are required to submit  Proof of address - secondary [151KB] 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

Please be aware that the form must be returned to the school direct by Friday 25 September, 4pm.

Visit the schools individual website for supplementary forms and deadline dates.

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 Hillingdon Secondary Schools:

Is there anything wrong with this page?

* What would you like to report?
Broken link
Out of date information
Missing information
Report a problem with a service

* Please provide further details:

This feedback tool is for improving our pages. To report a problem with a service, please email contact@hillingdon.gov.uk

Your feedback could not be sent - please ensure you have completed all fields.

Thank you for your feedback.

Article utilities:  Bookmark and Share Print Print this page Last updated: 14 Apr 2021 at 12:10