In Hillingdon, children are admitted to full time school in the academic or school year when they become 5 years old. The school year runs from September to August. Children who become 5 between the 1st September and the 31st August are admitted to full time school in September. Full time education from the age of 5 is statutory.
The LEA send out leaflets to all nursery provisions in the borough with full details about how to apply for school places on line. Paper application forms are now only sent on request. While we take account of parental choice in determining the highest preference to offer, parental choice is not a factor in whether a place can or cannot be offered at your school. Offer notifications are now only sent by e-mail for online applications. Letters are only sent to parents who submitted a paper application or received an unallocated offer.