Essential Guide to Starting School - Applying for Reception 2023
Your child will start primary school in September 2023, if they were born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019. To apply for a school place you will need to complete an 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.
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.
Please follow the information below to submit an application:
- You can choose up to six schools for your child to attend - see your nearest primary schools on a map
- If you do not pay Council Tax in Harrow you will need to provide documents to confirm your address
- You can see how primary school places were allocated in previous years
- If you live in a borough outside of Harrow you will need to make an application with your local council
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.
Applying for a faith school place
If you are applying to 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.
Below are some important dates for primary school applications.
|1 September 2022||Application for primary school opens|
|15 January 2023||Closing date for applications|
|19 April 2023||Receive outcome of application|