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Applications for high school places

Time to make applications for high school places

Applications for children due to start high school in September 2021 in our borough are now being received by Ealing Council.

If your child was born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010, he or she will be due to leave their primary school next summer and start year seven at a high school in September 2021.

The recommended date for receipt of applications is 23 October 2020 or, by the absolute latest, the final, statutory deadline is 31 October 2020.

Councillor Yvonne Johnson, deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for schools and children’s services, said: “Choosing a school is important and, therefore, applications are not always a straightforward decision – even at the best of times. But the admissions team at the council does all it can to make the application process as easy as possible for you.

“And, if you find you need a bit of support, you can visit the council’s website, contact the schools you are interested in, or speak to your child’s current school.”


To find out more about your preferred schools, you can visit the admissions pages on the council’s website at www.ealing.gov.uk/admissions or, alternatively, you can contact the schools themselves. Each school will also be holding some kind of open morning or evening, details of which are on the bottom of this page.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure you contact the school before attending an event, for information on any special arrangements because of COVID-19 and social distancing.


  • You can apply online at www.eadmissions.org.uk between 1 September and 31 October 2020.
  • If you are unable to apply online, you can ask your current school for an application form to fill in and ask it for instructions if anything is not clear.
  • If you choose to apply online you must not complete a paper application as well. If you do not live in the London borough of Ealing you must contact your own home authority.
  • The Cardinal Wiseman (Catholic) and Twyford (Church of England) high schools require a supplementary information form to be completed to assess denominational commitment and these may be obtained either from the schools themselves, or from the council website at www.ealing.gov.uk/admissions


All new schools proposed to open in 2021/22 will be outside the
co-ordinated application process.

Parents wishing to apply to those schools will need to contact the school direct and apply on the school’s application form. Parents are strongly advised to also apply for established secondary schools through the co-ordinated system because there is no guarantee at this point that the new schools will open in 2021 because of the coronavirus.


Visit www.ealing.gov.uk/admissions or you can get in touch with your preferred school.


IMPORTANT: Please make sure you contact the school before attending an event, for information on any special arrangements because of COVID-19 and social distancing.

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