Apply for an in-year school place

The school year runs from September to July. If you need a school place for your child mid-year, you will need to complete the in-year application form. This could be because you've recently moved into Harrow, or your child is changing schools.

Find out how to apply for an in-year school place via the links below. You'll find details of school admission arrangements:

Applications from families arriving from abroad, including the EU

In most cases, children from overseas have the right to attend schools in England. You can find out via your child's visa entry conditions. It is your responsibility to check this before submitting an application. For more information visit the website

Applications for faith school places

Faith school applicants will also need to complete a Supplementary Information Form. This is in addition to the standard application form. Find out more about faith schools.

Changing your school preferences

If you've already submitted your form but want to change your preferences, do not submit a new form. Instead, let us know via email:


You can choose up to six schools for your child to attend - each school can be added to your list only once

For in-year primary, or secondary school places follow the information below:

Apply for an in-year school place

Receiving the outcome of your application

If there is availability at your chosen school, you'll be offered a place by letter. You will need to contact the school to accept the offer within five days.

If we can't offer you a place at one of your preferred schools and you live in Harrow, we will offer you a place at the nearest school with a vacancy.

School waiting lists 

If your child is not offered a place at any of your preferred schools, their name will be added to the waiting list. This happens automatically so you do not need to request it. It will be for all the schools you ranked higher than the school you were offered. Waiting lists are ranked in the priority given in the admissions arrangements. Places get offered to those on the waiting list as they become available, throughout the year. View detailed information about school waiting lists.