Apply for a secondary school place

Your child will start secondary school in September 2022, if they were born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011. To apply for a  school place you will need to complete an application form.

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Secondary school offers

Offers for secondary school were issued on 1 March 2022. Find out how to respond to your child's offer.

Applications from families arriving from abroad, including the EU

In most cases, children arriving from overseas have the right to attend schools in England. It is the responsibility of parents to check whether their child has a right, under their visa entry conditions, to study at a school before submitting an application. 

View more information about applications for families arriving from abroad on the Government website

School places for children who are changing schools or have recently moved to Harrow   

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


The closing date to apply for a secondary school place was 31 October 2021.

If you did not apply before the closing date you can still submit an application. Any applications submitted after the closing date are considered late and will be processed in March 2022. 

Please follow the information below to submit an application:

Further information on how to apply for a secondary school place and details of school admission arrangements for each school can be viewed in our guide to secondary schools 2022-23.

Apply for a secondary school place

Applying for a faith school place

To apply for a faith school/academy you will need to complete a Supplementary Information Form (SIF). If you would like to apply for Salvatorian college or The Sacred Heart Language college you will also need to complete a Priest Reference form. The forms need to be returned to the school directly.

Important dates

Below are some important dates for secondary school applications.

Date Event
1 September 2021 Application for secondary school opens
31 October  2021 Closing date for applications
1 March 2022 Receive outcome of your application
15 March 2022 Deadline to accept or decline your offer
26 March 2022 Closing date to submit an appeal. Appeals will be heard in the summer term 2022