Parents/Carers resident in the London Borough of Hounslow who wish to apply for a place in Year 7 at this academy in September 2021 must complete Hounslow's online form, which can be accessed through this link here when it is published by Hounslow Council from 1 September 2020


Parents/Carers of students who do NOT reside in the London Borough of Hounslow and wish to apply for a place in Year 7 at this academy in September 2021 are very welcome to apply.

Approximately half Cranford's current students come from other local authorities and the other half from Hounslow. Applications are welcome from anyone who wants their children to be educated at Cranford and to be happy and successful here.

All parents/carers of children seeking a place at Cranford must complete the application form available from their home local authority (see links below for examples of online forms from our immediate neighbours).

Parents/Carers can get assistance with the application process by contacting their home local authority.


Hillingdon's secondary transfer webpage can be found here from 1 September 2020


Residents in Ealing can choose a secondary school in Hounslow and are not limited to 'High Schools' in Ealing.  For Ealing's 'step by step' guide to making an online application can be found here from 1 September 2020


Hounslow's Secondary webpage can be found here.  

How places were offered in Year 7 for 1st September 2020:























































*last distance offered 2020 – 1.209

The siblings of any student, including post 16 students, have higher priority in the academy's admission policy criteria than those applying on distance alone. Post 16 Enrolment will continue until 1st October each year.



Cranford Community College is oversubscribed for Year 7  in 2020-21. The academy is also full and over-subscribed in all existing year groups and hence the academy operates a waiting list system to ensure fair admissions. Students need to apply directly to the academy in order to gain a place on the academy's waiting list.

To join the waiting list for any year group in 2020-21, you must first complete the 2020-21 in-year application form using the link below. 

A new in-year application form for 2020-2021 is available from 1 August 2020, Click here for the 2020-2021 In-Year Application Form

An acknowledgement will be sent by post, normally within 15 school days, to confirm the application has been added to the waiting list, and details of how to appeal, but it is not possible to provide an estimate of the position on the waiting list as, in accordance with the national admissions code, this is only determined at the point at which allocations are made by the Academy Trust Admissions Committee.


Appeals for Secondary Transfer must be made directly to the academy.

If you have not been offered a place at Cranford Community College, the law entitles you to appeal against that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel. This panel is completely independent of the school and the Local Authority. The appeals are held at the school.   

If you wish to appeal, please use this link to complete your appeal online. Please do NOT use ANY other appeal form or send your form to your local authority. It is suggested that you download the explanatory 'admission appeal advice booklet' about appeals which you should read before you complete the appeal form: Booklet Link

You should include any evidence or supporting material with your appeal form and you MUST give the grounds for your appeal at the time you lodge your appeal form. Your appeal form will not be accepted unless you state the grounds for your appeal. You may appeal for more than one school.

Please note that the online form will ask you to download two utility bills dated in the last THREE months.  If you do not have access to a scanner, please take two photographs with a mobile phone and upload the photographic files.

Depending on the situation at the time, your appeal could be heard online instead of a face to face meeting at the school.  Full details will be sent to you with your invitation to the hearing.

If you wish to contact the clerk – email :

The timetable for appeals is as follows: - 

Last day for lodging appeal forms for a place in year 7 to start in September 2021

All appeals must be submitted by 4pm on Tuesday 30 March 2021 to guarantee that your appeal will be heard in the first tranche of appeals. Appeals lodged later may not be heard until the second tranche which could be in September 2021. You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply any documentary evidence at this stage.

The stage 1 part of the hearing (with other parents present) will take place on

Thursday 13 May 2021

Part 2, the individual private hearings will take place on

Monday 17 May and Tuesday 18 May 2021 (depending on the number of appeals). If there are more appeals than previous years, appeals will also be heard on Wednesday 19 May 2021.

Invitation letter giving details about your hearing will be sent by the Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel

At least 10 school days before the stage 1 hearing.

Any additional  supporting evidence

Thursday 10 May 2021. You are advised that additional paperwork received on the day of the appeal hearing will not be taken into account. Please provide the Clerk with FIVE copies of any additional evidence. All such evidence to be submitted in A4 format and NOT bound, but may be stapled on the top left hand corner.  Paperwork submitted with your appeal form does not need to include 5 copies. These should be sent to:

PO BOX 367, Cuffley, Herts, EN6 4XZ

Letter from the Clerk informing you of the decision of the independent appeal panel

Due to the high number of appeals held at this time, this may not be sent until up to 2 weeks after the last hearing for the school.

The number of appeals for admission at the start of September 2020 heard was 12 and one was upheld. 

Timetable for appeals for mid-term applications is as follows: 

Last day for lodging appeal forms following a refusal for a place mid-term.

20 school days upon receipt of your letter of refusal.  You MUST state the reasons for your appeal and supply documentary evidence at this stage.



Prospective students can apply here for a programme of study in the sixth form at Cranford Community College. Please watch this video by students and staff at the academy. 

Enrolment takes place at the academy, immediately after GCSE results have been released. Standard enrolment closes on or before 1st October each year but places may fill up very much earlier so prompt enrolment following the publication of examination results is highly recommended. Places or Offeres will be withdrawn if fraudulent or misleading information is given by the applicant or if relevant information is not disclosed at the outset.  The matter may also be referred to the police.

For 2021-2022, the number of available places is likely to fill more quickly as a consequence of the Coronavirus pandemic and the academy will not exceed its cap on student numbers this year in order to avoid over-crowding and so external applicants will likley need to act fast to secure a place.  

For the minimum academic entry requirements to enrol on courses for 2021-22 (not yet confirmed), please click here.  Entry requirements are reviewed and confirmed as final just before enrolment opens annually in August.

Cranford students (who attended in Year 11) only need to complete an enrolment form and do not need to apply, An enrolment form will be added here. Cranford students must still meet the academic entry requirements for the sixth form and the subjects they will study in order to be accepted in the sixth form and for particular courses.

External students need to complete an admissions application form online, click here. You will need to bring proof of ALL their GCSE qualifications and their passport to enrol on DATE NOT YET KNOWN DUE UNTIL EXAMS RESULTS ISSUE DATE HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED BY OFQUAL. 

Information and documentation, verbal or written, which is provided during the application process and subsequently found to be untrue, falsified, incomplete or deliberately misleading, will result in the withdrawal of the place even once a student has started at the academy and fraudulent applications will be referred to the police.

 For any queries, please contact the academy using the 'Contact Us' tab on this website > Enquiries > Head of Admissions.


All Other Admissions (In - Year)

Applications for a place at other times and other year groups can only be made directly to the academy (not via a local authority), using the application forms below.

The Academy Trust of Cranford Community College is the academy's admissions authority and is responsible for admitting students to the academy in accordance with the national Admissions Code of Practice (link here).

The academy operates a waiting list system to manage over-subscription.

Please see links below for the Academy's Admission Policy for 2020-21 and 2021-22.

The appeals form for secondary transfer is above.

Application Forms for 2020-21

A new in-year application form for 2020-2021 is available from 1 August 2020, Click here for the 2020-2021 In-Year Application Form

This applications form is for all applications other than applications for year 6 into 7 (secondary transfer) entry in September each year (see above).

Admissions Arrangements for 2021-22 and 2022-232

Cranford Community College consulted on its proposed Admissions Policy for 2022-2023 until Friday 31st January 2021.

The consultation was for parents of children aged 2-18, other persons in the area who have an interest in the proposed arrangements, all other admissions authorities within the local area, the local authority and any adjoining neighbouring local authorities. 

The consultation for 2022-2023 is now OPEN. Consultation on the Admissions Policy for 2022-2023 has not yet opened

Any further queries can be sent to or to the Head of Admissions, Ms Dhillon, via the 'Contact Us' tab on this website.

Home Address Fraud

The academy may not accept an address provided in an application if we consider it to be an address of convenience. All academy admission applications are subject to rigorous address checks to ensure school places are allocated fairly and in accordance with published admission arrangements. 

Applicants may also be required to provide additional evidence to support their application.

The academy will not accept possible future addresses as a basis for allocating academy places. If you move after submitting your application you must inform within two weeks of your move.

It is for the admissions authority to determine if, on the balance of probability, the address given on an application is a child’s normal place of residence or is considered to be an address of convenience. Some examples of circumstances which may be considered an address of convenience are:

  • using the address of a relative, friend, childminder or business
  • using the address of a parent with whom the child spends the minority of the week
  • purchasing a new property or renting accommodation and using this address in order to gain a school place, whilst continuing to own or rent an alternative property.
  • owning a property which is or has previously been used as your home address and applying from another address in order to gain a school place, but still retaining ownership of the initial property
  • use of a local address whilst the child lives overseas

For detailed guidance, please click here

If a fraudulent address or address of convenience is found to have been used after the allocation of places, any offer made will also be withdrawn, and this may be the case even if your child has started at the academy. The matter may also be referred to the police.

GDPR notice for applicants (Data Protection Act 2018)

We will only use this data during the admissions process and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from applications allows us to manage the admissions process and to carry out our legal obligations.

If your application is unsuccessful, we will not keep your data beyond what is required in accordance with statutory requirements.

If your application is successful, we will keep your data as required during your time at Cranford Community College.

You are under no statutory obligation to provide us with personal data during the admissions process. However, if you do not provide the information, we may not be able to process your application properly or at all.


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