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30/07/21

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has achieved almost 5500 MemRi goals! Congratulations! Super School 2020-21 https://t.co/yyHUf5BXMg

22/07/21

Well done to all the students in our KS3 Geography Quiz Team who tested their knowledge against the other Harris Academies last week. Sadly, not victorious but we are feeling confident the trophy will be ours next year! https://t.co/LxMJhOIJLE

22/07/21

A lovely way to bring in the Summer - a live performance of Macbeth from for all students in Years 7 - 10. https://t.co/78lEXpho6O

20/07/21

Some great pictures from our Y10 Go Ape awards outing! https://t.co/zqW9h1FJNY

20/07/21

A group photo of the Afro Beats group (in red) and Street Company group (in pink), from yesterdays summer snippets performance. https://t.co/iftP6hLLvX

19/07/21

As we get closer to the summer break, why not challenge yourself this summer by completing the Summer Bingo reading challenge. A good book and some wonderful sunshine! https://t.co/J6TuShjIZw

19/07/21

This week we will be reviewing what careers have been talked about. For next year, we want more suggestions from you. Email Mrs Barling at s.barling.org.uk with your suggestions! https://t.co/S1jMMhlFOE

19/07/21

Last weeks must read was for those who like a good mystery. A Victorian melodrama about a teenager fighting against the hypocrisy and female repression of the era. https://t.co/45VcaZnXjc

19/07/21

As the weather gets warmer, remember to stay hydrated and bring water bottles in for the day. https://t.co/1KmqokKOGk

16/07/21

Well done to our team of Year 9 students who represented HGABR at the Federation's Climate Change Conference, they did a fantastic job! https://t.co/JbuknF64k2

16/07/21

Over the course of the lunch periods on Monday 19th July, HGABR will be performing their end of year 'Summer Snippets' to the school - from a social distance. We cannot wait! https://t.co/JL4MaEQS9L

16/07/21

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Bromley Youth Activities will be delivering summer activities (for young people who are eligible for free school meals) from our youth hubs - details to follow, however to book a space please go to the following link: https://t.co/zSRRGi2Cob https://t.co/H9I0eqdh5r

05/07/21

This weeks Must Read book is in recognition of and was winner of the Stonewall Book Award; The Black Flamingo. For more reading material around LGBT+ and celebrating diversity, please speak with Mrs Woolcott in the LRC. https://t.co/Dluzy8ItHP

01/07/21

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01/07/21

Our Year 10 Dancers getting ready for their rehearsal for the Summer Showcase 2021. https://t.co/fITy2ZztcK

01/07/21

Year 10 contemporary group rehearsing for the Summer Showcase 2021 https://t.co/NZreHGGSdT

29/06/21

Our DofE Bronze Award students showed some impressive orienteering skills and stamina levels to make from Kingswood to Merstham on their practice walk. https://t.co/euRGGsabfu

29/06/21

is looking at a careers within the education sector this week, one of which is a Primary School Teacher. Click the link for more information. https://t.co/4j463iZzfL https://t.co/yg4iJZRRgp

29/06/21

In addition, we are also looking at the classic book 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. All books can be booked out at the library! https://t.co/2oSov5JzRC

29/06/21

This weeks must read is in recognition of Word Refugee Day and is the winner of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for 2019. https://t.co/JFmVicmvCA

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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.


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 2022-23, a copy of the determined Admissions Policy for 2022-23 can be found below.


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

2020-2021

The admissions for 2020-2021 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 16 November 2020 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
29 March 2021 Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy
From 26 April 2021 onwards 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 29 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 29 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