Secondary Transfer – children starting Year 7 in September 2021

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.
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:

Closing date for appeals to be submitted is 30th March 2021
Appeals submitted by the deadline will be held during the summer term.
If you submit an appeal after the deadline, it may not be heard before the end of the summer term.
 To submit an appeal please complete the appeal form, which is available from the Harrow Council website ( or from the Harrow Council Admissions Service ( 
Admissions Arrangements 2022-23