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28/09/20

Calling Sept 2021 Year 7 Parents! HGABR Open Evenings are going virtual Sign up here to join our zoom conversations with our Head of Academy & hear about our wonderful academy Wed 30 September at 6:30pm Thu 1 October at 10am Thu 1 October at 6:30pm https://t.co/bYjOE2xFYl https://t.co/XODauttOvG

26/09/20

Retweetd From @BromleyYouthCouncil

BYC will be sharing resources with secondary schools & youth projects this week. We hope to encourage all to raise awareness during October for Domestic Violence Awareness month 💜 https://t.co/6l23SiE4Zv

25/09/20

Tomorrow is the European Day of Languages and the MFL Dept. are challenging students to look up a new way to register 'hello' on Monday. https://t.co/n4QpRSfUpw

24/09/20

Calling Sept 2021 Year 7 Parents! HGABR Open Evenings are going virtual - sign up here to join our zoom conversations with our Head of Academy and hear about our wonderful academy https://t.co/bYjOE2xFYl https://t.co/5aNkD98oeH

24/09/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

If your child is unwell, but isn’t displaying any of the three coronavirus symptoms, there’s no need to book a test. After they’ve recovered, they can return straight back to school. https://t.co/WPdHGbmU3P

24/09/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

These are the symptoms you should be looking out for if you think your child may have . Check the NHS website for advice: https://t.co/JD1KGa9CQU https://t.co/cCb9qCtBL1

21/09/20

Bromley Ambition is promoting the career path of Ethical Hacker this week. Read our slides and follow the link to see more. https://t.co/Unb9qsS792 https://t.co/Ss9vlO09UE https://t.co/dMDzzlEkp6

21/09/20

This week we are promoting . This scheme gives you the opportunity to see what it is like to work as a journalist: researching, writing and publishing your articles on a real live news platform. Find out more here https://t.co/91mYD1WA9S

21/09/20

This weeks Must Read is The Black Flamingo. https://t.co/NmmWAymKNI

21/09/20

Retweetd From UCAS

Personal statements are all about standing out. To help, we've created a list of the most common opening lines in personal statements that you should try to avoid... https://t.co/6Pd5ZrVoiG https://t.co/o3qdaq5JCq

21/09/20

Calling Sept 2021 Year 7 Parents! HGABR Open Evenings are going virtual - See details of how to join our zoom conversations with our Head of Academy and hear about our wonderful academy https://t.co/hjbtLxDpfT https://t.co/W4IiuAp0hh

18/09/20

Calling Sept 2021 Year 7 Parents! HGABR Open Evenings are going virtual. Wednesday 30th September at 6:30pm Thursday 1st October at 10am Thursday 1st October at 6:30pm Please book your space now by emailing n.saunders.org.uk https://t.co/do2iE11X75

17/09/20

Calling Sept 2021 Year 7 Parents! HGABR Open Evenings are going virtual - See details of how to join our zoom conversations with our Head of Academy and hear about our wonderful academy https://t.co/hjbtLxV0Et https://t.co/YcfbrEgFX7

15/09/20

Bromley Ambition is promoting the career path Zoo Veterinarian this week. Read our slides and follow the link to see more about this career path. https://t.co/3Rd4d4fM28 https://t.co/v6j2k1PbFc

14/09/20

Calling Sept 2021 Year 7 Parents! HGABR Open Evenings are going virtual - See details of how to join our zoom conversations with our Head of Academy and hear about our wonderful academy https://t.co/hjbtLxV0Et https://t.co/XrIDhvhzzd

14/09/20

This weeks Must Read is in celebration of another birthday, but instead of just one book, we are promoting a selection of this authors amazing stories. Roald Dahl's fantastic books are full of fun, mischief and mayhem! https://t.co/THqw2gArrv

14/09/20

Bromley Ambition is promoting a career each week. Last week was Theme Park Designer. Every week students will be introduced to different careers to help inspire them to start planning for their future. https://t.co/rI030v6YyZ

14/09/20

Last weeks 'Must Read' (and the first for this term) was chosen in recognition of the authors birthday but also because it is one of Mrs Woolcotts favourite books. https://t.co/rgjlipGvC4

04/09/20

We are really looking forward to welcoming our Y7 and Y12 students today! Y7 should arrive via Gate 2 on Lennard Road and Y12 via reception.

13/08/20

Congratulations Libby!

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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.

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.

Important Update: Virtual Open Evenings and Open Morning

To all our prospective parents, carers and pupils,
Due to current Covid restrictions, we are sadly unable to show you around our wonderful academy. However we would like to offer you the opportunity to meet with us, hear about our ambitious academy and the fantastic things we do here and ask any questions you may have. 

Please find our prospectus at the bottom of the page.

We will be holding a series of Zoom meetings so that prospective parents/carers and their daughters can meet with our Head of Academy on the following dates:
Wednesday 30th September at 6:30pm
Thursday 1st October at 6:30pm
Please book your space now by clicking on the link below:  
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=iSUtagbWmk-rU04hqmtEXqAR9upDK4BFrcEpJSgAtCpUQUpDUFM0ODc2QVRTQVhUWjc2MEMwVTBXQi4u

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 2021-22, a copy of the approved Admissions Policy for 2021-22 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.

 

2021-22

The Academy has an admission number of 180 in Year 7 for September 2021.

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 2021-2022 (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 2020. 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 11 December 2020 . 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 2021, 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 2021-22
30 September 2020 Year 6 Open Evening 6:30pm - booking required 
1 October 2020 Year 6 Open Morning 10am and Open Evening 6.30pm - booking required
31 October 2020 CAF forms returned to home Local Authority
11 December 2020 Harris Testing day
1 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
June - July 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 who wish to appeal - Year 7 Admissions

2021-22

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 2021 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/May 2021. 

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 2021.

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