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Thank you to our year 12 Art students for helping us with the HoS stage design


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As always, a stunning music performance from Israel in y13 at Sixth Form Open Evening


HAGR staff: as always, you rock. Well done tonight at Open Night.


Looking forward to meeting all our future students at our Sixth Form Open Evening tonight! 5-7pm


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An immensely enjoyable evening discussing how to craft an outstanding Music curriculum, with colleagues from at What a view from the 8th floor over the London skyline, too !


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Well done to our year 7 singers- great Sing Up concert! Thank you to everyone who came


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auditions sounding fantastic- great turn out!


We've begun building our new massive Astro pitch!


Well over half of Y11 in today at revision classes or STEM club. Well done and thanks to staff for running sessions.


Told London staff & students re your inspiring podcast. Our motto: Step into your Greatness. Sounds like extreme ownership?!


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on 'The Expert Leaner' & of ability. Are high attainers a product of environment and study habits?


Thank you - the real work is done by our amazing staff who ensure bhvr management so consistent and who give kids such a great deal.


As we come to the end of a busy term, HAGR staff please know this: you are awesome. Kids, you're not bad either ;)


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Teacher of Spanish (P/ T) required at


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We've got some awesome rock bands here and would love another kit - come listen to us play it!


Back atcha!


Top 12% in England this year. Feels very special to have such great staff leading our children to greatness!

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Academy Admissions

Welcome to the Harris Academy Admissions information page. Please look at our news page for details of our open evenings for prospective Parents, Carers and Students. Our full policy, with details of our admissions criteria, can be downloaded from further down the page.  A brief summary of the application procedure follows, for Sixth Form, Year 7and in-year admissions.

Academy Admissions Contact Details

Telephone: 020 8859 0133
Address: Harris Academy Greenwich, Middle Park Avenue, Eltham, London SE9 5EQ

Year 7 Applications

The Academy has an admission number of 180 in Year 7 for September 2017

For admissions into the next year’s Year 7, parents and carers are required to complete an application form (known as the “Common Application Form” - CAF) which will be sent to them by their local authority.  No applications direct to the Academy can be accepted.

Parents are strongly advised to read carefully the full Academy Admissions Policy 2017 (see at the bottom of the page) and information and advice from the local authority. The main points to remember are:

  • You must submit an application form to your Local Education Authority if applying online by 31st October 2016. A place at any secondary school can only be offered if an application has been received.

  • Think carefully about the order in which you place your chosen schools on the form.  You should enter your most preferred school first on the list. Please remember to enter the full name of Harris Academy Greenwich - there are several different Harris Academies and an entry of simply “Harris Academy” will be ignored.

  • Be sure to include at least 3 different schools on your preference form.

  • In March 2017, the local authority will notify you of the school where your child has been offered a place for September 2017.  If you are happy with the offer, you MUST ACCEPT this place by returning the acceptance form to Admissions at the Academy.

If you are unhappy that you did not receive an offer of a school place at Harris Academy Greenwich, you have the right to lodge an independent appeal with us.

Following consultation, the Royal Borough of Greenwich has made the following amendments to the process for allocating and applying ability bands, in order to ensure that all schools take a fair breadth of ability types:

·         The test in Year 5 has been replaced with teacher assessment

·         Three ability bands are now used instead of five (Band 1, Band 2 and Band 3)

These amendments apply to current Year 6 pupils who will be applying for a secondary school for entry from September 2017.

Primary schools provide RBG a Year 5 teacher assessment for Reading, writing and mathematics combined: below the expected standard, at the expected standard or above the expected standard.  This assessment will be based on the professional judgement of Year 5 teachers.

Exceeding national standards – Band 1

Working at national standards – Band 2

Working towards national standards – Band 3

We accept 40% of students from Band 1, 40% from Band 2 and 20% from Band 3.

Year 7 Key Dates  
31st October 2016 CAF forms returned to home Local Authority
1st March 2017 Local Authority informs parents/carers of allocated school
15th March 2017 Deadline for accepting the offer
??May-June 2017 Appeals heard
1st September 2017

Waiting Lists closed and replaced by casual admissions waiting lists. Parents/Carers will need to re-apply as a casual admission, if still waiting.

Post 16 Applications

Before applying, you should read our Sixth Form Prospectus.

Sixth Form Entry Requirements 2017/18

For subject specific criteria please download admissions and entrance criteria document below.


Course Level


4 A Levels



3 A Levels



3 A Level / Vocational Level 3 Combination



Five A*/A or 7-9 grades at GCSE and 100% A*-B or 9 – 6 with at least a 6 in Maths and English Language or Literature.


Seven A* - C/9 - 5 grades in full course GCSE subjects including Maths and English Language or Literature. No vocational subjects allowed.


Combination of five A* - C/ 9 - 5 grades at GCSE or merit or above in Vocational subjects.



ECDL suitable for entry to vocational courses only

Extended writing A Level subject students will need a combination of at least grades 4 and 5 in English Language and English Literature.

General information


Any student wishing to study A Level maths from a GCSE grade 6 will have to pass a suitability test at the beginning of the course.

English Literature

Students will need a combination of at least grade 5 in English Language and English Literature.

Science Based Subjects

Students taking GCSE Double Award Science must have at least a AA grade For Additional Science.

Students taking GCSE Separate Sciences must have at least a B grade overall in the relevant Science subject not including ISA module.

Resit English GCSE

Students who have not achieved a grade 4 or above in either English Language or Literature will be required to resit English Language GCSE.

Resit Maths GCSE

Students who have not achieved a grade 4 or above will need to resit their Maths GCSE.

In-Year Applications

If you are looking for a place in Harris Academy Greenwich because you have recently moved into the area, or your child is at another secondary school and you feel that a change of school would benefit their education and/or general well-being, you are entitled to apply for a school place. 

Since September 2013, the law allows you to apply directly to Harris Academy Greenwich.  Please contact Admissions at the Academy, (contact details above) to request an in-year admission form, or download from (see below) Please note that there is no guarantee that a place will be available, but you have the right of appeal if you are refused a place.

For Parents/Carers who Wish to Appeal

Parent(s) wishing to appeal against the Academy’s decision on admissions, for any year group, should complete an Appeal Form (see below) stating the reason for the appeal, based on the published Admissions Criteria.

If you wish to appeal you must contact Admissions at the Academy who will send you an appeals form to complete.

Completed forms should be sent to the Clerk to the Appeal Panel at:

Harris Academy Greenwich, Middle Park Avenue, Eltham, London SE9 5EQ

The appeals will be heard, in private, by an Independent appeal Panel. The Clerk to the Appeal Panel will make an appointment within a reasonable time, Appeals may be made in English or the Parents’/Carers’ first language.

  • Only one appeal per application is allowed.
  • Appeals are conducted in person, and you may bring a friend.

The Appeal Hearing

The Academy will arrange for an Independent Appeals Panel to consider the Academy's reasons for refusal and your reasons for wanting to attend the Academy.  

The Panel will consist of 3 people (2 will have education experience and one will be an independent person with no education experience).

The Panel will consider the case put forward by you and the Academy. They must consider the admission arrangements for the Academy and the reasons why you want to attend that particular school.  The Panel must exercise its discretion by balancing the weight of your argument (for wanting to attend) against the Academy’s reasons for refusal i.e. the prejudice that one more student would cause to the education of the students already offered and the Health and Safety of all the students already attending the Academy, also taking into account the Academy's published admission arrangements.  

The decision of the Independent Appeals Panel is binding on the admissions authority and the Parents.

We serve our local community and aim to create a unique and outstanding place of learning for all, regardless of ability and background. We don't play admissions games: there are no tricks, no tests, no catches. We serve our local community and expect our students to make outstanding progress regardless of ability or background.

We have 180 places in Year 7. Preference will be given to those closest to the school and those with siblings already at the Academy. You can download our full admissions policy from the Academy website.
Regardless of which borough you live in, click on the site below to add Harris Academy Greenwich as your preferred school.
The following table shows the furthest away admission in each ability band for the last three years.


Band 1A

Band 1B

Band 2A

Band 2B

Band 3



















2016 3.9 2.2 1.6 1.4 1.2
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