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Apply for a primary or junior school place for September 2020

Useful documents

The information on this page relates to:

  • Children born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016 who will start Reception class at a primary or infant school in September 2020.
  • Children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 who currently attend an infant school and will transfer to junior school in September 2020.

Apply for a school place before 15 January 2020 

Please note: if you need a school place straight away, you will need to make an in-year application which has a different application process.

Before you apply

If you would like some help with your Reception School application, or if you have any questions about an application you have already submitted, you will be able to meet a School Admissions Officer at a Customer Drop-In Session being held at Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ between 9am and 5pm on:

  • Thursday 9 January 2020
  • Tuesday 14 January 2020

You do not need an appointment - if you would like to speak to an Officer please come to the Customer Services desk on the ground floor of the Brent Civic Centre (near the red lifts).

How to apply


The process has several stages:

Plan and prepare -> Apply -> Respond to your offer.

If you do not live in Brent and you want a place in a Brent school, you will need to apply to the council that you live in.

Key dates

September / October School open evenings / open mornings
1 September 2019Applications open
15 January 2020 Applications deadline
16 April 2020National offer day
30 April 2020 Response deadline
Second round of offers
30 April 2020 Deadline for applications and changes for the second round
Week ending 15 May 2020 Second round of offers
22 May 2020 Second round response deadline
Third round of offers
22 May 2020 Deadline for applications and changes for the third round
Week ending 19 June 2020 Third round offers
26 June 2020 Third round response deadline
September 2020 Children start school