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01/07/20

For those that missed this, check out last weeks must read. Keep on reading and don’t forget you can submit book reviews to Mrs Woolcott. https://t.co/B0XgkLIFpU https://t.co/GUqd4Lzo1t

30/06/20

Harris Girls' Academy Bromley is a SUPER SCHOOL! Our students have answered over half a million questions this academic year, have spent at least 20 hours each completing tasks and watched a total of over months of videos. Well Done! https://t.co/xx03L9NFT6

29/06/20

Students have continued to work hard on over the week. We are also 3rd out of 1732 similar schools for completion of Memri questions, great work in preparation for this week's assessments, keep it up! https://t.co/LIJk2bnRzI

25/06/20

Retweetd From Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

🎧 New podcast alert! The team is chatting with geography teacher, Charity Mhlanga (, ), recipient of this year's OS award ,about why she loves the subject and recognising excellence in geography education: https://t.co/eML9RdRFid https://t.co/6uj34c3qNG

24/06/20

Retweetd From Steve Brace

Each year with awards 2 teachers with 'excellence awards'. https://t.co/FwYYMf9LXc In 2020 it was Emma Metcalfe & Charity Mhlanga & podcast with Charity below Charity Mhlanga https://t.co/y9cW0kpbtA

23/06/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation Geography

Listen to this podcast by Charity Mhlanga from , winner of the award for excellence in geography education - such a passionate advocate for geography and teaching! Congratulations to Charity on her outstanding achievement! https://t.co/eQmUBJ87Nm

23/06/20

Retweetd From RGS-IBG Schools

Our latest podcast with Charity Mhlanga, winner of the OS award 2020, has just been released 🎧 make sure you tune in on iTunes or via our website https://t.co/4Yjbkprj9k

23/06/20

Retweetd From Harris Orpington

Check out the 10 minute video I made about Mindful Breathing: https://t.co/J7F8iif5qe https://t.co/wF2LNsJi0O

23/06/20

Open to all students, just send your work to your English teacher. For more info, visit: https://t.co/8J7a5s3OP9

23/06/20

‘As we emerge from lockdown, the power of words to give voice and agency to our stories couldn’t be more pertinent’. The English dept are asking our students to create their own story to submit to them by 24/06/2020.

22/06/20

Keep on reading with our double book suggestion for this week. https://t.co/jXLR3fytYs

22/06/20

Students are continuing to work hard on Hegarty Maths. Special mention to 7Y1 who have topped the leaderboard as a result of some excellent work on Memri; automatically generated revision questions. Purity has answered 404 memri questions this week, well done 👏🏻 https://t.co/BrS85gOxNB

22/06/20

For families celebrating Windrush Day, there is a Lambeth sing along at 10:27am today; the exact time that the first ship arrived. See the following link for more details. https://t.co/afpUs5Hd9d https://t.co/THwMTfWih2

18/06/20

Check out Miss Dent’s (speedy) stretching video. Now more than ever, we need to stay active and stretch to keep our muscles strong and flexible and to get out some energy. The daily moment to stretch when nothing else matters! https://t.co/m2kW4MihLx

17/06/20

A new book recommendation for the new week https://t.co/ww4hRSsPdY

11/06/20

Keep on reading everyone! https://t.co/okQyhqPcnf

11/06/20

From a second home to a school bag. Here are some more thoughts from our students. https://t.co/LLwDKsiEIT

11/06/20

Maybe French is your favourite subject? https://t.co/6uWZ9Mh5RX

11/06/20

Here are some poems around the subject of Humanities, as part of the Year 9 anthology of poems, created while the school has been closed. https://t.co/nhJPcF7xY2

11/06/20

Here are some pictures from the London Youth Games Copper Box Arena back in March, of both our amazing dance groups; contemporary and street company. https://t.co/aJsyP0P9Vr

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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.


Appeals - Important Update

In light of the current situation regarding the Covid-19 virus, we have taken the decision to extend the date by which admission appeal forms need to be returned to the Academy to 30 April 2020. 

Where possible, if you have not done so already, please submit your appeal forms electronically to the following email address: n.saunders@harrisbromley.org.uk

Depending on the situation at the time it is hoped appeals will be held at the end of June/beginning of July 2020.


Harris Girls' Academy Bromley will set admission arrangements annually. Where changes are proposed to admission arrangements there will be a public consultation on these arrangements. If no changes are made to admission arrangements the Academy consultation will only take place at least every 7 years.

Following the recent consultation to the Admissions Policy 2019-20, a copy of the approved Admissions Policy for 2019-20 can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.


Academy Admissions Contact Details

Contact: Mrs Saunders

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

Department for Education Number: 305 4002


Year 7 Applications

2019-20

The admissions for 2019-20 has now closed. Should you still wish your daughter to attend as a Year 7 student, please see our In-Year policy found at the bottom of the page.

 

2020-21

The Academy has an admission number of 180 in Year 7 for September 2020.

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 2020-2021 (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 2019. 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.
  • BANDING TEST DAY is on Friday 13 December 2019. Your daughter will only need to sit ONE test, even if you have listed more than one Harris Academies on your CAF form as we share our results.
  • Supplementary Form: you will only need to fill and return this form to us by Monday 18 November 2019 if your child has Special Education Needs; please see below to download the form.
  • Be sure to include at least 3 different schools on your preference form.

In March 2020, 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 2020-21
26 September 2019 Year 6 Open Evening
23-27 September 2019 Year 6 Open Mornings, 9am-10am
31 October 2019 CAF forms returned to home Local Authority
13 December 2019 Harris Testing day
2 March 2020 National Offer Day - Local Authority informs parents/carers of allocated school
30 March 2020 Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy
April-June 2020 Appeal heard
1 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.

 

Year 7 Key Dates 2021-22
24 September 2020 Year 6 Open Evening
21-23 and 25  September 2020 Year 6 Open Mornings, 9am-10am
31 October 2020 CAF forms returned to home Local Authority
11 December 2020 Harris Testing day
2 March 2021 National Offer Day - Local Authority informs parents/carers of allocated school
30 March 2021 Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy
April-June 2021 Appeal heard
1 September 2021

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

2020-21

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

Completed appeal forms must be received by the Academy by the closing date 30 March 2020 at 5pm. Please note: the academy does not provide help with appeals.

The appeals will be heard, in private, by an Independent Appeals 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/June 2020. 

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 30 March 2020.

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.

For further information on the process of admissions into a secondary school, please see the Bromley’s Secondary School admissions page https://www.bromley.gov.uk/info/14/secondary_school_admissions