Apply for a secondary school place for September 2022

Children born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 are due to start secondary school, in September 2022.

Apply for a school place


If you would like some help with your Secondary 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 10.00am and 2.00pm on Friday 29 October 2021 . 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).

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.

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

Please note that, due to coronavirus restrictions, secondary school open events are subject to change or cancellation. They may be also be held virtually online. You are strongly encouraged to check each school's website for the latest information about their open events. 

September / October School open evenings / open mornings
1 September 2021 - Applications open
31 October 2021 Applications deadline
1 March 2022 - National offer day
15 March 2022 Response deadline
Second round of offers
15 March 2022 Deadline for applications and changes for the second round
Week ending 25 March 2022 Second round of offers
1 April 2022 Second round response deadline
Third round of offers
2 May 2022 Deadline for applications and changes for the third round
Week ending 20 May 2022 Third round offers
27 May 2022 Third round response deadline
September 2022 Children start school