Hounslow Council

Primary school admissions

Parents of children born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 must apply for a reception place for September 2015.

All applications must be received by 15 January 2015.

All applicants must apply directly to the council in which they permanently live, even if applying for schools in another borough. Please note we do not process applications for independent fee paying schools.

Hounslow residents can apply online via the external link on this page.

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 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

The latest brochure is available to download from this page.

A list of primary schools in Hounslow is available via this page.

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 2015. 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 2015 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 (R-CAF)

If you are unable to make an online application you will be able to collect a form directly from the Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, TW3 4DN 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.

Admission criteria

It is necessary for you to check the admissions criteria of the schools you are applying for as some schools require the completion of the school's Supplementary Information Form (SIF), in addition to Hounslow's Common Application Form. Please contact individual schools to obtain a SIF form.

Late applications

Please remember it is very important to apply on time, by the 15 January 2015 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 us as soon as possible to request a late application.

Late applications will be processed after the first allocation of places to on-time applicants on 17 April.  Notification of school place offered will be sent in June.

Further advice

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.

Key dates

  • 15 January 2015 - Closing date for receipt of all R-CAFS by the school admissions team

  • 11 February 2015 - Closing date for return of R-CAFS from people moving into Hounslow after 15 January 2015 or for any late applications to be considered as on time because of exceptional circumstance

  • 16 April 2015 - 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 2015 (evening) - Parents who applied online will be sent an email with the outcome of their application

  • 30 April 2015 - Last date to return your reply slips with a copy of your child's birth certificate.

  • 20 May 2015 - Closing date for the return of appeal registration forms to Democratic Services.

Contact us

Email: admissions@hounslow.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8583 2721

School Admissions
Civic Centre
Lampton Road