The information on this page is about children starting secondary school in September 2024.
Children start secondary school in September 2024, if they were born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013. To apply for a school place you will need to complete an application form.
Please read the information on this page and then use the apply button found at the end:
Information on how to apply for a secondary school place and details of school admission arrangements for each school can also be viewed in our guide to secondary schools 2024-25.
Applications for an immediate school place
If you need an immediate secondary school place for the current academic year, please complete the in-year application form.
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.
Applications for a faith school place
If you are applying to a faith school/academy, you will need to fill in a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) and return it directly to the school before the closing date. For some schools you will also need to complete a Priest Reference form for more information see the school admission arrangements page.
Secondary school open days and evenings
For information on the open days and evenings for secondary schools in Harrow, see the secondary school open day schedule for 2023/24.
Before you start
The closing date to submit an application form for a secondary school place for September 2024 is 31 October 2023.
You can still apply for a secondary school place for September 2024, however any applications submitted after 31 October 2023 will be considered late and will be processed in March 2024.
To submit an application for a secondary school place for September 2024 follow the information below:
- You can choose up to six schools for your child to attend - see your nearest secondary schools on a map
- To help you to choose a school you can see how secondary school places were allocated in previous years
- If you do not pay Council Tax in Harrow you will need to provide documents to confirm your address
- If you live in a borough outside of Harrow you will need to make an application with your local council
Below are some important dates for secondary school applications.
|1 Sep 2023
|Application for secondary school opens
|31 Oct 2023
|Closing date for applications
|1 Mar 2024
|National secondary school offer day
|15 Mar 2024
|Deadline to accept or decline offer
|16 April 2024
|Closing date for receipt of appeals