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Starting secondary school September 2020

For children born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 starting secondary school in September 2020.

Starting secondary school 2018

Accepting your offer

If you wish to accept your child's school offer you can do so by clicking on the link below:

Accept your 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, 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

Frequently Asked Questions [34KB]

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

Making a late application

The closing date for on time applications was 31 October 2019.

However, you can still submit a late application online up until 16 July 2020.

Apply online

Guide on submitting online applications [657KB]

Alternatively, you can request a paper application by calling the School Placement and Admissions team on 01895 55 6644. 

Before you apply

  1. Read the School Admissions Brochure 2020 [2MB]
    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.
  2. Attend the schools' open evenings
    Open evenings for year 6 into 7 - Autumn term 2019 [178KB]

Offer day

National Offer Day is Monday 2 March.

If you applied online, you can view the result of your offer online from the evening of Monday 2 March after 5pm.

If you submitted a paper application, your offer will be posted on Monday 2 March. 

The deadline to send back your acceptance or decline is Monday 16 March. You must accept your offer to secure your school place. 

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'.


Information on furthest distances offered for Hillingdon Secondary Schools:

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