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Starting Secondary School (11+)

Deadline dates

When do you need to apply?

For children born between 1 September 2006 and 31 August 2007 starting secondary school in September 2018.

If so you must apply for your child to start secondary school in September 2018 by Tuesday 31 October 2017.

Before you apply for a school place

  1. Read the School Admissions Brochure 2018
  2. The brochure contains a lot of useful information on making your application, choosing your schools, frequently asked questions and all of the schools' individual criteria and contact details.
  3. Attend the schools' open evenings
  4. Open evenings for starting Secondary School 2018. There will be an admissions officer at most open evenings who will be on hand to answer any questions you may have

Applying for a school place


From the 1 September 2017 you will be able to start completing your child's application.

Online application

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 31 October 2017.

To give your child the best possible chance of being offered their preferred school(s), please ensure your application is received on time. Hillingdon council cannot be held responsible for any delays in the post or problems with internet providers; we would therefore recommend you submit your application by Friday 20 October to ensure it is received on time.

Proof of Address

You are required to submit Proof of address information 2018 alongside your application. Please be aware that when you apply online you will not be able to attach any documentary evidence until after you have submitted your application.


Admissions criteria

Offer day

National offer day is Thursday 1 March 2018.

If you applied online, you can view the result of your offer online from the evening of Thursday 1 March 2018 (after 5pm).

If you submitted a paper application, your offer will be posted on the 1 March 2018.

The deadline to send back your acceptance or decline is 15 March 2018.

Note: You must accept your offer to secure your school place

Supplementary information

Please note some schools, such as faith schools, require the completion of a supplementary information form (SIF). This is so that they can decide which pupils should have the highest priority when making offers. SIFs are available directly from each school and their website. They must be returned to the school or to the address provided by the school by the specified deadline, which may differ between schools.

The following schools require SIFs to be completed in order to process applications. SIFs can only be considered if they have a direct bearing on oversubscription criteria or for the purpose of selection by aptitude or ability.

Schools must still accept applications without a completed SIF as all schools have to consider 'other applicants'.

  • Bishop Ramsey C of E School
  • The Douay Martyrs Catholic School
  • Guru Nanak Sikh Academy
  • The Harefield Academy*
  • Uxbridge High School*

*SIF only required if applying for a place under the aptitude criterion.

The following school operates a fair banding system to allocate places. The places within each band are based on year 6 students taking a Non Verbal Reasoning Test (NVRT).

  • Swakeleys School for girls

Note the form must be returned to the school direct by 29 September, 4pm.

Please visit the school's individual website for supplementary forms and deadline dates.

Useful information




Starting Secondary School 2018 leaflet

Schools admission appeals guidance for parents

LA report to the Schools Adjudicator

Contact details

For further information, please contact the School Placement and Admissions team.

Last reviewed: 27/09/2017

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