Open evening for Year 7s in 2022

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Open Evening - 29th September 2021

See our full section of the website for new parents here.

Book a tour of the school here.


At Barnhill we understand what an important decision it is when choosing a secondary school for your child.  Barnhill is a high performing school in which the care of every child is our first priority.

You can visit us for a tour during our open evening on the 29th September.  You can book an appointment here.

If you are unable to make that date, we would be happy to show you around on another day.

Please also see our website for all information about the school and how your child can come to learn and study at Barnhill.


Arrangements for the open evening 2021

We are delighted to be able to invite parents and children in to the school this year.  Tours will take place all evening from 4pm until 7pm.  However, you must book a place so we can organise numbers.

To book a tour please click here.


Tours of the school

Due to health and safety requirements, tours will take place in smaller groups.  Visitors will use external doors to classrooms wherever possible, so that the corridors do not become too busy.  All visitors should also respect all other visitors’ personal space during the tours. Anyone wishing to wear a mask may of course do so.

Tours will be led by year 8 students and sixth form students.  They will be able to give you a really good idea of the Barnhill school experience.

A full tour takes about 45 minutes, but you can always leave sooner if you wish.

There will be staff in each department who will show learning in action and answer any questions you may have. You will also be able to speak with year 7 students who will be working in each classroom.



Sadly, due to health and safety we will not be gathering in the main hall for the usual headteacher’s address.  However, you can see all this information on the school’s new year 7 pages of the website by clicking here.


Admissions to Barnhill

The first wave of admissions is overseen by the local authority.  If you have any questions about the admission process, please look at the local authority website.


Finding a place for your child at Barnhill

Until students begin year 7, all admissions to all secondary schools in Hillingdon are organised by the Local Authority.  You can find all information on their website here:

You have to apply for a place at Barnhill via the Local Authority. 

The local authority uses the Barnhill admissions code which works like this:

  1. If your child is a looked after child.
  2. If you already have children at the school.
  3. If your child attends antoher school in the Trust (Middlesex Learning Partnership: Belmore or William Byrd).
  4. If you are a member of staff at the school
  5. How close you live to the school.


What if my child does not get a place?

If the local authority does not place your child at Barnhill, you can apply directly to the school.  Barnhill has a long waiting list of students, so please apply to be on our waiting list as soon as possible.  You can find information by clicking here.

If the local authority does not place your child at Barnhill, you can also appeal for a place.  Appeals are heard by an independent panel.  You can find the appeals forms by clicking here.