Secondary school offers

This page has information for you about: 

    • the offer letter and responding to it
    • what happens next
    • schools with vacancies
    • waiting lists
    • changing your preferences and other details
    • appeals
    • how places were offered

Information about In Year offers is also available. 

Offer letters

Offers were emailed to online applicants on the evening of Friday 1 March 2019. If you applied using a paper form an offer letter was sent by first class post on Friday 1 March and you should receive the letter on Saturday 2 or Monday 4 March 2019. 

If you have not received your offer letter by Tuesday 5 March email  

Information about which school has been offered will not be provided over the telephone.  

Responding to the offer 

You must accept or decline the offer by Friday 15 March 2019. If you applied using a paper form the offer letter explains how to respond. 

If you applied online you must respond to the offer through the eAdmissions website. When you log in to your account go to the 'My school admissions' page, then select 'View outcome and respond'

Please note: 

  • declining the offer means the place will be given to the next child on the waiting list in the second round - it may not be possible to offer the same school again
  • declining an offer will not advantage an application in the next round
  • accepting an offer will not disadvantage an application for higher ranked schools or at appeals. 

What happens next 

There are two further rounds of offers as outlined in the table below. We encourage you to accept your offer and wait to see if you can be offered a higher preference in a later round. 

 Deadline for changesOffer sent outRespond to offer by
Second round offers Friday 15 March 2019 Week ending Friday 29 March 2019 Friday 5 April 2019
Third round offers Friday 3 May 2019 Week ending Friday 24 May 2019 Friday 31 May 2019

After the third round places will be offered regularly as and when they become available.

Schools with vacancies

The schools outlined below have vacancies as of Friday 1 March 2019. You can add these schools to your preferences for the next round of offers by completing the change of circumstances form.

Local authority



Ark Elvin Academy, HA9 7DU

The Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College, NW10 4EP (Girls)

The Crest Academy, NW2 7SN

Newman Catholic College, NW10 3RN (Boys)


Waiting lists

Children will be automatically added to the waiting list for any Brent schools listed as higher preferences than the school offered. 

For schools outside Brent you should contact the admissions authority for each school for details about how waiting lists are managed. Applications for any schools listed as lower preferences than the offered school have been withdrawn. 

View more information about waiting lists

Are you happy with the offer? 

Applicants who are happy with the offered school and no longer wish to be considered for schools they ranked higher on their application must request that their child is taken off the waiting list by emailing

Children on waiting lists may be offered a higher preference school in the future and if this happens their current offer will no longer be available. If you are unsure about whether to remain on the waiting list please seek advice from Brent school admissions. 

Changing your preferences and other details

You can change your preferences and other details by completing the change of circumstances form. It is important that you advise us if any details of your application have changed (e.g. your address).  If you are offered a place based on out-of-date information the offer will be withdrawn. 

The deadline for changes for the second round of offers is Friday 15 March 2019. 


You have the right to appeal against the refusal to offer a place at any school you listed on your application. To appeal for a place at a Brent secondary school, you must approach the school directly. We do not deal with appeals for secondary schools. 

How places were offered

If you have not been offered your first preference, you will be sent a letter which outlines how your application was processed. The letter includes the criteria and distance used when ranking your applications. This information, when compared with the summary of all offers at Brent secondary schools, allows you to determine why you were not offered a higher preference school.

Secondary transfer offers for children starting in September 2019 were made on 1 March 2019. The document below shows how places were offered at Brent secondary schools.

To request information about how places were offered before 2018, please contact

Information about how an application was processed by schools outside Brent may not be shown. If you have a query about how an application was processed for a school outside Brent, you can contact the relevant local authority directly.

If it was not possible to offer any of the schools listed on your application then a place has been offered at the nearest school to your home that has vacancies remaining after everyone who applied on-time has been offered.