When can my child start school?
Date of birth
Start or transfer
01/09/2011 - 31/08/2012
Start reception September 2016
01/09/2012 - 31/08/2013
Start reception September 2017
01/09/2013 - 31/08/2014
Start reception September 2018
If your child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 you can apply for a reception school place from September 2015.
You must apply online using e-admissions. We will not be using paper application forms this year. All online applications must be submitted by the closing date of 15 January 2016.
If you do not live in Hounslow, 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.
We advise all parents to read our Starting School in Hounslow in 2016 brochure, which is available for you to download right of this page, before making an application. The brochure gives you full information on the application process.
Please remember it is very important to apply on time by the 15 January 2016 closing date. Submitting a late application greatly reduces your child’s chance of obtaining a place at one of your preferred school. 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 18 April 2016. Notification of school places offered will be sent in June.
Supplementary Information Forms
You must check the admission criteria of the schools you are applying for. Some schools (such as faith schools) require the completion of the school’s supplementary information form (SIF) in addition to Hounslow’s Common Application Form (online application).
You can download a copy of the SIF for Hounslow primary Schools on this page.
Key dates and drop in sessions
If you need help with your application, you can attend one of our drop in sessions. An officer from the School Admissions Team will be available to help with the online application process. A list of the drop in sessions can be found here.
Tel: 020 8583 2721