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15/08/19

We are extremely proud of all our year 13 students who have achieved another year of record results. https://t.co/g9xFBn7bzC

27/07/19

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Congratulations!!! have finished their today in ! Changing perceptions of the industry for students from ! Thank you!! https://t.co/T55mCXbeI7

21/07/19

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17/07/19

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Well done to Jam Band who won this year’s Creative Clash . What a fantastic evening full of incredible talent. Thanks everyone who came to support our students. Have a wonderful and safe summer holidays! https://t.co/cswM5R7usE

15/07/19

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Jam band performing for year 9 achievement assembly today https://t.co/Lb26RiFq4a

15/07/19

The red carpet is out for our Year 9 Graduation party!! https://t.co/E04zZaoaeQ

15/07/19

Parents: the local authority are giving a training session for parents tomorrow 16th July 7.30pm on how to keep your children safe online at home over the summer hols. The training is on facebook. Link is https://t.co/6VUkSlbwUB

14/07/19

Last week of term coming up. Please ensure your child has 100% attendance...we keep them learning to the last minute - no videos or other waste of time. School finishes at 2pm on Friday.

12/07/19

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Good Luck to ’s own year 11 triple jumper Daniel, who is competing in the ESAA championships today. https://t.co/3sQZlsHt0X 12.30-12.45pm today 🤞🙌💪 https://t.co/MPcE2Bpy2Z

12/07/19

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Year 7 practising their French and learning to make croissants on our visit to Boulogne-sur-Mer https://t.co/aouHibU40T

12/07/19

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12/07/19

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First Batch of medals for at Federation Sports day! https://t.co/aYE3y43GV3

12/07/19

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More medals for 🏅🙌 https://t.co/Os3asxMUAn

12/07/19

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12/07/19

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A great win for Hannah in the year 8 800m 🙌🏅#letsgohannahletsgo https://t.co/lcxgFhdijU

12/07/19

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12/07/19

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12/07/19

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PE team 2018-2019 🙌 https://t.co/o5n5TIiEYR

11/07/19

Ezri Konsa: Aston Villa sign Brentford defender in £12m deal - BBC Sport. Our former pupil!!! https://t.co/Gi2W8b5ngf

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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 7 and in-year admissions.

Academy Admissions Contact Details:

Telephone: 020 8859 0133
Email: info@harrisgreenwich.org.uk
Address: Harris Academy Greenwich, Middle Park Avenue, Eltham, London SE9 5EQ

Year 7 Applications for September 2019 start

The Academy has an admission number of 180 in Year 7 for September 2019

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 2019 (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 2018. 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 2019, the local authority will notify you of the school where your child has been offered a place for September 2019.  If you are happy with the offer, you MUST ACCEPT this place by returning the acceptance form to your Local Authority.

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.


 

Year 7 Applications for September 2020 start

 

In order to ensure that the Academy continues to be truly comprehensive, the Governors amended the admissions procedures to include banding arrangements.  The aim is to admit the same proportions of students by ability as the national distribution curve.  In this way we can ensure that our Academy will continue to serve students of all abilities.

 

All parents who name Harris Academy Greenwich on the Common Application Form (CAF) will be invited to sit our admissions test to determine which ability band their child falls into. The test is a non-verbal reasoning test: there is no pass or fail and students do not have anything to revise.  There are two opportunities to sit the test, one before the deadline for completing the CAF and one after.  This allows parents to see which ability band their child is in before choosing the school – they can then look at the distances for final places offered within each band from the previous year and therefore be able to make an educated choice.

 

In the first year there may be very little point in sitting the test early as there is nothing to compare the results against.  However, we will still have an early testing day should parents wish, which will be on Wednesday 4th September 2019.  Parents who wish their child to take the test early must contact our admissions officer Mrs Jan Henderson J.Henderson@harrisgreenwich.org.uk by the deadline of 1st July 2019. 

 

For all other students, the main testing date is Friday 13th December 2019.  We will write to all parents/carers with the exact time of the test approximately one week before the testing day. If you have named more than one Harris Academy on the Common Application Form you will only need to sit the test ONCE and will be notified as to which academy will be contacting you with details of your child's/ward's appointment.  

 

For more information please read the admissions policy in full or contact Mrs Henderson at the Academy.

 

If you require a concession in the admission test (for example for SEN or medical needs), you must complete the supplementary information form which can be downloaded from the bottom of the page and return it directly to the academy along with medical or professional evidence and proof of residence by the agreed date (to be confirmed).  Please note that the completion of a supplementary information form for Harris Greenwich does not constitute an application to the academy. You must complete the Local Authority Common Application Form as well.

Year 7 Key Dates  
31st October 2019 CAF forms returned to home Local Authority
2nd March 2020 Local Authority informs parents/carers of allocated school
13th March 2020 Deadline for accepting the offer
May-June 2020 Appeals heard

1st September 2020

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.

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

Applications 2019/20

Sixth Form Entry Requirements

Course Level

Requirements

4 A Levels

 

 

3 A Level / Vocational Level 3 Combination

 

 

 

 

 

Must attain seven 9 - 7 grades including a 7 in Maths and English Language and Literature.  Indivdual subject critera also applies.

 

Must attain five 9 - 5 grades in full course GCSE subjects including Maths and English Language or Literature. No vocational subjects allowed to count in the five 9 – 5 grades. Indivdual subject critera also applies.

General information

Maths

Students will need a grade 7 in GCSE Maths.

English Literature

Students will need a combination of at least grade 6 in English Language and grade 6 in English Literature.

Science Based Subjects

Students taking GCSE Combined Science (Trilogy or Synergy) must have at least a grade 7-7.

 

Students taking GCSE Separate Sciences must have at least a grade 7 in the relevant Science subject.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Places at enrolment in August will be allocated according to the over-subscription prioritisation criteria in the order set out below:

 

  1. Looked after and former looked after young people;
  2. Internal candidates that meet entry requirements based on original option choices;
  3. External candidates that meet entry requirements based on original option choices;
  4. All remaining candidates will be allocated places in descending rank order of their average GCSE points score (including English and Mathematics);
  5. Proximity – distance to the School as measured in a straight line from the student’s home address to the School. Those who live nearer will be given higher priority. “Home Address” is the address at which the student should live permanently and full-time as the principal residence.

Enrolment of all students in to the Sixth Form is at the discretion of the Principal who will take into account the student’s most recent academic results and any information relating to prior conduct and behaviour.

Enrolment from the age of 17/18 is at the discretion of the Principal who will take into account the student’s most recent academic results and any information relating to prior conduct and behaviour. In most cases, students will only be accepted onto a combination of A Level and Vocational courses unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Subject

English Lang/Lit.

Maths grade

Relevant subject and conditions

Art

5

5

At least a 6 in GCSE Art or Design and Technology if Art not taken at GCSE.

Accounting and Finance

5

6

 

Biology

5

6

 

Students taking GCSE Combined Science (Trilogy or Synergy) must have at least a grade 7

Students taking GCSE Separate Sciences must have at least a grade 7 in Biology.

Business

5

5

At least a 5 in GCSE Business (if taken)

Chemistry

5

6

Students taking GCSE Combined Science (Trilogy or Synergy) must have at least a grade 7

Students taking GCSE Separate Sciences must have at least a grade 7 in Chemistry.

Computing

5

6

 

Core Maths

5

6

 

Drama

5

5

At least a Merit in an equivalent vocational qualification or at least a 5 at Drama GCSE

Economics

5

5

 

English Literature

6

5

Must attain a combination of 6 and 6 across Language and Literature

Geography

5

5

At least a 6 in Geography GCSE (if taken) or a combination of 5 and 6 in English Language and Literature

Government and Politics

5

5

At least a 5 in either History or Geography GCSE

Cambridge Technical Nat. Diploma in Health and Social Care

 

5

 

5

At least a Merit in an equivalent vocational qualification or 5 at GCSE

History

5

5

At least a 6 in History GCSE (if taken) or a combination of 5 and 6 in English Language and Literature

Maths

5

7

 

Maths (Further)

5

8

 

Media

5

5

At least a 5 in GCSE Media (if taken)

Modern Foreign Languages

5

5

At least a 6 at GCSE (exceptions can be made for students for whom a language is spoken at home, subject to a written test)

Cambridge Technical Nat. Diploma in Performing Arts (Music)

 

5

 

5

At least a Merit in an equivalent vocational qualification or 5 in Music GCSE

Physics

5

               7

Students taking GCSE Combined Science (Trilogy or Synergy) must have at least a grade 7-7

Students taking GCSE Separate Sciences must have at least a grade 6 in Physics

D&T: Product Design

5

5

At least a 5 in GCSE Design and Technology or Art if not taken at GCSE

Psychology

5

5

At least 5-6 in the science trilogy

Religious Studies

5

5

At least a 5 in GCSE Religious Studies (if taken)

Cambridge Technical Nat. Diploma in Sport

5

5

At least 5-5 in the science trilogy

Sociology

5

5

At least a 5 in GCSE Sociology (if taken)

 


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.  For more information please visit:

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