Parents of children born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 must apply for a reception place for September 2014. All applications must be received by 15 January 2014.
All Hounslow parents are welcome to attend our general advice session on 25 November 2013 between 10am – 4pm in the Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, TW3 4DN.
There will be short presentations throughout the day, lots of information regarding the admissions process and a chance to chat with admissions officers about any specific questions you may have.
You must apply directly to the council in which you permanently live, even if applying for schools in another borough. Please note we do not process applications for independent fee paying schools.
If you do not live in Hounslow, please apply using your home council’s online system or paper application form.
We advise all parents to read our Starting Primary School in Hounslow brochure before making an application. The brochure, which you can download from this page, gives you full information on:
key dates in application process
the types of primary schools in Hounslow
how to apply for a place at a primary school
criteria for admission to Hounslow primary schools
Benefits of applying online
We encourage all parents to apply online because the system is easy to use, secure and helps you to complete the form correctly. You can review and make changes to your application up until midnight on the closing date of 15 January 2014. You will also receive an electronic acknowledgement of submission with a reference number.
Applicants applying online do not need to submit their council tax bill when applying but we reserve the right to request further proof of residence from all applicants.
Online applicants can find out which school their child has been offered from 16 April 2014 without waiting for the posted letter. You can also accept your child’s school place online and will receive an electronic acknowledgement of this acceptance.
Reception common application form
If you are unable to make an online application, paper forms will be available from 7 October 2013. You will be able to collect a form directly from Hounslow primary schools or from the Civic Centre between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday. Please ensure you submit this form with a copy of your council tax bill for the current year as proof of your address.
Applying for a faith-based school
If you are applying for a faith-based school, you also need to complete the school’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF), in addition to Hounslow’s form. Please contact individual schools to obtain a SIF form.
Please remember it is very important to apply on time, by the 15 January 2014 closing date. Submitting a late application greatly reduces your child's chance of obtaining a place at one of your preferred schools. If you miss this deadline, please contact the School Admissions Team as soon as possible to request a late application.
If you require specific advice or further information, we strongly recommended that you contact us early in the process rather than leaving your enquiry until later.
25 November 2013 - general advice sessions for parents from 10am to 4pm at the Civic Centre
15 January 2014 - closing date for receipt of all application forms by the school admissions team
13 February 2014 - closing date for return of application forms from people moving into Hounslow after 15 January 2014 or for any late applications to be considered as on time because of exceptional circumstance
16 April 2014 - National offer day. We post first class letters to all applicants living in Hounslow, informing where we can offer a school place. Letters should arrive the next working day
16 April 2014 (evening) - parents who applied online will be sent an email with the outcome of their application
Tel: 020 8583 2721