If you have recently moved into Hounslow and require a school place for your child, or wish to transfer your child to a new school, you will need to complete Hounslow’s in-year common application form, which you can download from this page.
If you do not live in Hounslow, contact your local council to request an application form.
New or returning to the UK
If your child is new to or returning to the UK after a gap of three months or more, you will need to bring your child to the Civic Centre in order to complete an application in person. You must also bring their passport or travel document (as appropriate) and provide proof of address with your application.
Changing schools within the school year is not usually in a child’s best interests. We recommend that you discuss your reasons with senior staff at your child’s school, before making an in-year application. They will be happy to discuss any concerns and help put matters right.
If your child is already attending a local school, you should not withdraw your child from that school until we confirm a place can be offered elsewhere. Please note that in-year admission can only take place if a school has a vacancy in the relevant year group.
Although every effort will be made to meet your wishes, it might not be possible to offer a place to your child at one of your preferred schools. We may have to allocate a place where an appropriate vacancy exists.
If a place is not offered at a preferred school you have the right of appeal. Further information on school appeals.
Applications for students in GCSE years
If you child is studying for their GCSEs, changing schools is very disruptive during a crucial stage of their academic career. Changing schools at this time can affect the subject options available to your child and may negatively affect their final grade as previous coursework marks may be lost.
Please also be aware that we do not have many vacancies in these year groups throughout Hounslow.
If we are unable to offer you a place at one of your preferred schools, you have the option of adding your child’s name to a waiting list (if such a list is held for that school). The waiting list is held in accordance with the admission criteria, not in order of applications received.
Every term, names are removed from waiting lists unless parents contact us at the end of each term, requesting their child’s name remain for the following term. All waiting lists are cleared at the end of each academic year, and no names are carried forward into the next academic year.
Infant to junior transfer
Parents with a child in an infant school will need to make an application to transfer their child into a junior school. This process takes place whilst your child is in year 2.
Further information regarding the infant to junior school process, including submission deadlines, is available in our Starting School in Hounslow brochure.
Tel: 020 8583 2642/2651