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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.

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 1 March 2021 (National offer day).

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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 is Monday 1 March 2021.

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:

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