Avoid disappointment and apply on time for school places

Applications for 2022 primary and secondary school places are now open.

Published: Wednesday, 1st September 2021

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Now is the time to start applying for a primary or secondary school place for the next academic year.

The application process for 2022 is now open, but to stand a chance of getting your child into a school of your choice you must meet the deadline.

Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Education, Children’s Services and Youth Services, said: “We have fantastic schools in Hounslow providing the highest standard of education.

“We are lucky to have a tremendous and diverse set of teachers, school leaders, support staff and governors, who work hard to support all children in getting the best start in life.

“Education spending has been increased over recent years and Hounslow Council has a firm commitment to excellent education, enabling the schools to help children achieve their full potential.

"I feel extremely fortunate to have attended both primary and secondary school in Hounslow, and I hope that your child has the same wonderful experience that I did.”

Parents and carers are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible to avoid any disappointment.

Applications can be submitted quickly and easily online via our website and our Schools Admissions Team are available to offer support.

Those with a child in Year 6 and born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011, will need to apply for a secondary school place.

Applications to transfer to secondary school (Year 7) in September 2022, must be submitted by the 31 October 2021.

Parents and carers with a child born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, will need to apply for a primary school (Reception Class). The deadline for applications for September 2022 is 15 January 2022.

Any applications received after the deadlines will be considered late, and late applications will only be processed after ‘on time’ applications.

Missing the deadline increases the risk of not being offered a place at a preferred school – even if the child already has a sibling there.

The Schools Admissions Team will be able to offer advice and assistance by phone, on 020 8583 2721/2711 or by email admissions@hounslow.gov.uk

You can find a copy of our brochure, information on the online application process and the link to make your application at https://www.hounslow.gov.uk/admissions

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