Secondary school offers

This page has information for you about:

Information about In Year offers is also available.

Offer letters

Offers were emailed to online applicants on the evening of Wednesday 1 March 2017. If you applied using a paper form an offer letter was sent by first class post on Wednesday 1 March and you should receive the letter on Thursday 2 or Friday 3 March.

If you have not received your offer letter by Monday 6 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 Wednesday 15 March 2017. 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 Wednesday 15 March 2017 Week ending Friday 31 March 2017 Friday 7 April 2017
Third round offers Tuesday 9 May 2017 Week ending Friday 26 May 2017 Friday 2 June 2017

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

Schools with vacancies

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

Local authoritySchool

Ark Elvin Academy, HA9 7DU
The Crest Academy, NW2 7SN
Newman Catholic College, NW10 3RN (Boys)

Bishop Douglass School, N2 0SQ
The Totteridge Academy, N20 8AZ
Christ’s College Finchley, N2 0SE (Boys)
Copthall School NW7 2EP (Girls)
Hammersmith & Fulham

Phoenix Academy School, W12 0RQ
Hurlingham Academy, SW6 3ED
Fulham College Boys’ School, SW6 6SN (Boys)
Kensington & Chelsea Sion-Manning Catholic Girls School, W10 6EL (Girls)
Westminster Quintin Kynaston, NW8 0NL

Harrow High School, HA1 2JG
Hatch End High School, HA3 6NR 
Rooks Heath College, HA2 9AH
Salvatorian College, HA3 5DY 


Acland Burghley School NW5 1UJ
Haverstock School NW5 2DB
Maria Fidelis RC School NW1 1TA
Regent High School NW1 1RG

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.

Waiting list positions will be available from Monday 3 April, after the second round of offers, by emailing

It is not possible to provide waiting list positions before this date.

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 Wednesday 15 March 2017.


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 allocated 

If you have not been offered your first preference, you will receive 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.

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.