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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 Girls' Academy Bromley Admissions information page. We are a thriving, diverse and academically successful school for girls, based in New Beckenham.

Please look at our Calendar 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 at the bottom of the page.  A brief summary of the application procedure follows, for Sixth Form, Year 7 and in-year admissions.

 


Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley – admissions consultation 2019-20

The Governing Body are consulting on proposals to make changes to the admissions arrangements with effect from the 2019/20 year of entry.

The consultation follows what was formerly known as Bromley Road Primary School joining the Federation as Harris Primary Academy Beckenham Green. Parents in the discussions prior to them joining asked if it would be possible for the pupils to have priority for admission to the local Harris secondary schools. The Academy will be working with them to assist them to deliver a curriculum in Years 5 and 6 that prepares children better for secondary school, so knowing they can join us in Year 7 would maximise the benefit of this joint working. This makes sense to us but only if we also do that for the other local Harris school Harris Primary Academy Kent House.

It is not proposed to alter the admission number for Year 7, or to amend the use of banded admissions, but to make changes to the priority for admission within each band. We now have a sibling priority as second priority after Looked After and previously Looked After Children from 2018/19. We would like then to have a third priority for children attending Harris Primary Academy Beckenham Green and Harris Primary Academy Kent House before successful applicants are then determined by random allocation - with half the remaining places being given to those who live within 1 mile of the Academy and half outside that zone.

Even if all girls opted to join us at the 2 schools the places taken up would only be about 45 of the 180 available so we feel that children attending other schools will still have a good chance of obtaining a place here.

If you have any comments on these proposals please write by Wednesday 31st January to Clair Standing, Clerk to the Governing Body, at the Academy address; or email to c.standing@harrisbromley.org.uk

The full draft admissions arrangements for 2019/20 with the changes highlighted in the text can be found by clicking on Draft Admissions Policy 2019-20, found below.


Academy Admissions Contact Details

Contact: Mrs Coupland

Telephone: 0208 778 5917
Email: admissions@harrisbromley.org.uk
Address: Harris Girls' Academy Bromley, Lennard Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 1QR

Department for Education Number: 305 4002


Year 7 Applications

2017-18

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 2017-2018 (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 31 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 Girls' Academy Bromley, There are several different Harris Academies and an entry of simply “Harris Academy” will be ignored.
  • You will be invited to a testing day in December 2016, this is a non-verbal reasoning test and ensures places are offered to all bands of ability.
  • 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.  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 Girls' Academy Bromley, you have the right to lodge an independent appeal with us.

2018-19

The Academy has an admission number of 180 in Year 7 for September 2018

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 2018-2019 which is currently under consultation (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 31 October 2017. 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 Girls' Academy Bromley, There are several different Harris Academies and an entry of simply “Harris Academy” will be ignored.
  • You will be invited to a testing day in December 2017, this is a non-verbal reasoning test and ensures places are offered to all bands of ability.
  • Be sure to include at least 3 different schools on your preference form.

In March 2018, the local authority will notify you of the school where your child has been offered a place.  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 Girls' Academy Bromley, you have the right to lodge an independent appeal with us.

 

Year 7 Key Dates  
25 September 2017 Year 6 Open Evening
26-29 September 2017 Year 6 Open Mornings, 9am-10am
31 October 2017 CAF forms returned to home Local Authority
8 December 2017 Harris Testing day
March 2018 Local Authority informs parents/carers of allocated school
31 March 2018 Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy
April-June 2018 Appeal heard
1 September 2019 Waiting Lists closed and replaced by casual admissions waiting lists. Parents/Carers will need to re-apply as a casual admission, if still waiting.

In-Year Admissions

If you are looking for a place in Harris Girls' Academy Bromley 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 Girls' Academy Bromley.  Please contact Admissions at the Academy, (contact details above) to request an in-year admission form, or download the form (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 That Want To Appeal - Year 7 Admissions

2017-18

Any 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 Harris Girls' Academy Bromley, Lennard Road, Beckenham, London, BR3 1QR

Completed appeal forms must be received by the Academy by the closing date 31st March 2018 at 5pm. Please note: the academy does not provide help with appeals.

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; the provisional dates have been booked to be during the months of April/May 2017. 

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.

Appeals must be made by 31st March 2018.

Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Additional Supporting Information

If an appellant wishes to submit further evidence, which was not included with their initial appeal, they should ensure this is received at least seven clear working days (not counting the day of postage or the hearing) in advance of your appeal.

Only a short document, such as a doctor’s letter not previously available, will be accepted up to five clear working days prior to the hearing. Any additional evidence or information received after this deadline will not be circulated and may not be considered at the hearing.


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.

Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.

Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case at least seven clear working days in advance of the hearing.



Post 16 Applications

Before applying, you should read our Sixth Form Prospectus which can be found here.

 

Details of the admissions criteria can be found below.