Education and childcare
Local childcare including information on free and funded childcare
Follow the links below for more information on:
- Free childcare for two year olds | London Borough of Hounslow
- Free childcare and early education for three and four year olds | London Borough of Hounslow
- Government help towards childcare for working families Get help paying for childcare | London Borough of Hounslow
- Finding childcare | London Borough of Hounslow
Our Children’s Centres are for families with children under the age of 5 years. Alongside fun activities we support families with advice, information and support, helping families to prepare for nursery or school, supporting healthy lifestyles, parenting support groups/courses, support in returning to work and meeting other families in the local community. Please go to our Children Centre information page to find out more.
Starting school nursery class
Children can take up a free 15 hour place in a school nursery class in the September after their third birthday.
Children born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 are eligible to start in the nursery class of a Hounslow school in September 2022. You can still apply for a school nursery even though the deadline for applications has passed for September. If you need further information and advice on what is available to you and your family, please email Hounslow’s Family Information Service email@example.com or call 020 8583 3470.
Applying for a Primary or Secondary School Place
While you are in the UK you will need to ensure that any of your children aged over 5, but under 16, receive a full-time education.
You can obtain information on which schools have places still available by contacting the Council’s Admissions Team on 020 8583 2711 or 020 8583 2721. Please note that some schools will be full and not able to offer a place for your child.
Please check the table to find out which form you should use to apply for a school place.
Please note if you are applying for a child that is a guest of the ‘Homes for Ukraine Scheme’ you will not need to provide address verification, as this will be done by the Council.
Should you need assistance please contact the Admissions Team on 020 8583 2711 or 020 8583 2721.
More information about the school system in the UK can be found the Government’s Welcome Guide.
Post 16 pupil support
Applying for a Sixth Form place
Sixth form study is normally undertaken by young people aged 16 and over. Such post-16 study will be offered by some schools, sixth form colleges or colleges of further education.
The Connexions Service can provide advice, guidance and information about education courses, training courses and job opportunities (including apprenticeships) or call the Connexions helpline on 020 8583 5151.
The UK Government has also produced a Welcome Guide which has lots of general information which you might find useful.