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20/06/24

Workshops at for our Year 10 Most Able cohort, putting their Shakespeare knowledge and drama skills to the test. Thank you for the opportunity! 🎭📚 pic.twitter.com/GMqctrQP41

20/06/24

Reading Buddies showing off their certificates after a year of hard work 📚📖🏅 Turning up punctually at 8:25am every Wednesday to further their literacy and demonstrate their CORE values: inspirational pic.twitter.com/79HRzM2EyW

20/06/24

We continue to be immensely proud of our Debate Team as they pit themselves against schools from across the country. They recently demonstrated their critical thinking, composure & control in a national debating competition. Brilliant work girls! pic.twitter.com/dxB3VndX7p

19/06/24

We were thrilled to say Bonjour Year 4! as students from visited today. Mr. Blackburn led a fantastic session, giving the students chance to speak French with our girls. Rounded off with madeleines and orangina! We love our primary partnership 😊🇫🇷🌞 pic.twitter.com/5Dz0DeAP4U

14/06/24

Welcome to the magical world of Alice In Wonderland! Join us for an enchanting evening at HGABR where the classic tale comes to life. Immerse yourself in a world of adventure as we explore Wonderland together. Tkts on sale now! https://t.co/3Yzm7kOkrG https://t.co/Ra6An35EAM pic.twitter.com/Oz4VPfJA9K

13/06/24

Our students were thrilled to join the wonderful live webinar from award winning murder mystery writer yesterday! Thank you for inspiring our girls Sharna, and thank you for the opportunity pic.twitter.com/15bAlkwd59

12/06/24

It was a pleasure to meet with your wonderful Year 5 and 6 students! They listened so attentively and had such fantastic questions, thank you for having us! https://t.co/EtbP8494wW

11/06/24

Well done team!

10/06/24

An outstanding contribution made by all of our DofE participants in the past year. We are so proud of the differences they are making within the community. The value of the DofE programme to participants and the community cannot be understated. pic.twitter.com/mW67PMewC5

07/06/24

We are thrilled to announce that a wonderful drawing by Year 8 student Christa has been selected for the summer show! We are so proud of her pic.twitter.com/GuOC39LC5C

07/06/24

💰📚WIN 1000 POUNDS for your school, WIN 500 POUNDS for your school library and WIN 100 POUNDS book token for yourself, simply by nominating HGABR in the National Book Token Competition!Simply follow the link below, and enter HGABR! https://t.co/sabtdKat7a pic.twitter.com/7OBess6A8y

06/06/24

Our awesome rounders team celebrating a closely fought win against yesterday! Excellent batting, fielding and such composed play by all. Well done girls! pic.twitter.com/GYDwi0jEvS

05/06/24

Congratulations to our Future Linguist member, Nicole, who won the Spring Duolingo challenge coming top of the Leaderboard competing against students across the Well done Nicole, making proud with your commitment to Language learning! pic.twitter.com/ew0718JkPB

05/06/24

Almost an entire year of our Year 12-Year 7 reading buddies programme is complete! We couldn’t be prouder of the progress our Year 7 readers have made pic.twitter.com/ugCZawezHO

05/06/24

Our Y12 English cohort had a day out at university this week, attending seminars on Tragedy in the Hands of Shakespeare and learning about English at university and beyond. Thank you for having us 🤝 pic.twitter.com/fdzsEcdxOa

25/05/24

Year 7 had a very special assembly marking 150 days of secondary school. We celebrated everything they have achieved and looked forward to Year 8 and beyond. We are so proud of the way this amazing group of girls have become part of the HGABR community pic.twitter.com/R5lQqxf9Mf

25/05/24

Year 7 had a very special assembly marking 150 days of secondary school. We celebrated everything they have achieved and looked forward to Year 8 and beyond. We are so proud of the way this amazing group of girls have become part of the HGABR community pic.twitter.com/7qJ0mwOzHP

24/05/24

The Beckenham school where girls have 'exceptional' character and exam results https://t.co/oT6f5ROv7D

21/05/24

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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 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 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 seven years.


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


Opening evening and mornings - September 2024

Please click HERE to book your place on the Open Events in September 2024 using our online form.

  • Opening Evening - Thursday 19th September 2024 5.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Open mornings - Daily from 23rd – 27th September 2024, 9.15am

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2024-25 admissions

The Academy has an admission number of 180 in Year 7 for September 2024. 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 2024-25 (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 2024. 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 13th December 2024. 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 11th November 2024 if your child has Special Education Needs; please see below to download the form.
  • Be sure to include at least three different schools on your preference form.

In March 2025, 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 2024-25

19th September

Year 6 Open Evening, 5pm - booking required

23rd – 27th Sept

Year 6 Open Morning and Tours, 9:30am - booking required

31st October 2024

CAF forms returned to home Local Authority

13th December 2024

Harris Testing Day (Non-Verbal Reasoning test)

1 March 2025

National Offer Day - Local Authority informs parents/carers of allocated school

29 March 2025

4pm deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy

From 25 April 2025 onwards

Appeal heard

1 September 2025

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/carers who wish to appeal

Parent(s) wishing to appeal against the Academy’s decision should complete an Appeal Form stating the reason for the appeal based on the published Admissions Criteria.

Completed forms should be sent for the attention of Clerk to the Appeal Panel, Harris Girls’ Academy Bromley, Lennard Road BR3 1QR. Forms should be submitted by 15th April 2025.

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. Please note that:

  • 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

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/secondary-school-admissions/secondary-school-places.