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Essential Guide to Starting School - Applying for Reception 2022

Firstly, we would like to say hello to all of our new families and those families who may be returning with their younger children. 

Your child will start primary school in September 2022, if they were born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018.  To apply to a school place you will need to complete an application form.

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 2022 please read the information below.

Any applications submitted after 15 January 2022 will be considered late and will be processed in April 2022.

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 2022-23

Apply for a primary school place

If you live in a borough outside of Harrow you will need to make an application with your local council.

Applying for a faith school

If you are applying for a faith school/academy, and would like to apply as a faith applicant 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.

Important dates

Below are some important dates for primary school applications.

Date Event
1 September 2021 Application for primary school opens
15 January 2022 Closing date for applications
19 April 2021 Receive outcome of application