Secondary Transfer – children starting Year 7 in September 2020

Many of you reading this page will be the parents of Year 6 children looking to make choices at secondary transfer.  We hope that you will come along to our Open Evening or one of our Open Mornings (when school is in session) to have a look around and see for yourself how great we are as a school.  These visits form part of a six stage recruitment and induction process.
  • Stage 1 – In September/October of Year 6 you will receive information from Canons and be able to attend our Open Evening or Open Mornings ahead of your applications to Harrow Council.
  • Stage 2 – After you have received your offer letter from the local authority (February/March of Year 6) Canons will send a letter to the families of students who have been allocated a place.
  • Stage 3 – In the summer term of Year 6 members of Canons staff will visit primary schools to find out more information about students coming to us in order to help a smooth transition.
  • Stage 4 – In June of Year 6 the families of students coming to Canons will have the opportunity to have an interview with a senior member of staff to ensure we have all the information we need about the child.
  • Stage 5 – In June/July of Year 6 all students coming to Canons will have an induction day at the school.  That evening there will be an opportunity for families to meet key members of staff and to get information about starting in Year 7
  • Stage 6 – In September of Year 7 our new Canons students will arrive, fully equipped and full of high hopes and expectations, for their first day of secondary school.
Admissions arrangements for 2019-20



Secondary School Admissions for 2020-2021

Parents seeking a place for their children at Canons High school should contact: Admissions Service, Harrow Council, PO Box 22,Civic Centre,Station Road,Harrow, HA1 2UW  Tel. 020 8424 1680
or go to Harrow Council Admissions website.

How to apply:

How to appeal:

Appeals will be heard early in the summer term 2020
To be considered in the first round of appeals the deadline is tba
To appeal for a place at any secondary school or academy school in Harrow please complete the Harrow Council appeal form. To obtain a paper copy contact the Harrow Council Admissions Service.

Proposed admissions arrangements for 2021/22


The proposed admissions arrangements for 2021/22 are available below. The number of Year 7 places available and the over-subscription criteria are the same as now. We have clarified the waiting list arrangements and added a section reminding parents that providing false information could result in an offer or place being withdrawn. The remaining changes are administrative (such as updating the relevant dates for the different academic year).


If you have comments about the proposed arrangements please email the Headteacher via We would welcome comments until 20 December 2019. The final arrangements will then be determined by 28 February 2020.