Apply for a primary school place

Your child will start primary school in September 2021, if they were born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017.  To obtain a school place for your child you will need to complete an application form.

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Primary school offers

You must accept or decline your child's school place offer by Friday 30 April.

Accept or decline your offer

Children moving to the UK

Please read the guidance on applying for a school place for a child who is moving to the UK.


To apply for a primary school place for September 2021 please follow the information below.

Applications submitted after 15 January 2021 are considered late and will be processed after 16 April 2021.

If you have recently moved to Harrow and need an immediate school place for your child or would like to transfer your child to a new school, please complete the in-year admission form.

You can read further information on how to apply for a primary school place and details of school admission arrangements for each school in our Guide to primary schools 2021-22.

When you complete your application you will be able to choose up to six schools for your child to attend.

To help you to choose a suitable school you can:

Apply for a primary school place

If you do not pay Council Tax in Harrow you will need to submit documents to provide proof of your address.

If you are not a resident in Harrow, you will need to make an application with your local council.

Important dates

Below are some important dates for primary school applications.

Date Event
1 September 2020 Application for primary school opens
15 January 2021 Closing date for applications
16 April 2021 Receive outcome of application

Primary school appeals

The closing date for appeals to be submitted is 18 May 2021. Appeals submitted by the deadline will be held during the summer term. If you submit an appeal after the deadline, it may not be heard before the end of the summer term.

To submit an appeal and more information see the appealing a school place page.