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19/07/19

Have a great summer break everyone.

17/07/19

During tutor time, students will be made aware of the schools summer reading books for KS3 and KS4. Here's the list to dig into this summer. https://t.co/ozUqcqk4EZ

17/07/19

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Ever thought about being a school governor? Harris Federation are interested in individuals that are passionate about the wellbeing of our schools. For more information click on the link below. https://t.co/OIrsUb1Zdq

15/07/19

We watched the sunrise as we departed Camp Titicaca. We are now on our way to Cusco to prepare for our 5 day trek to Machu Picchu beginning tomorrow at 3am! https://t.co/dpKO98I43m

14/07/19

As we head into the final week of the year, this is a polite reminder to ensure that your child has 100% attendance, as we will continue to learn until the end of the day on Friday. We hope you have a fantastic Summer!

14/07/19

This morning we had an amazing view of the sunrise over Lake Titicaca from our tents on the beach. https://t.co/zLS4U1pqVe

14/07/19

Yesterday we enjoyed a boat trip to the Uros Reed islands where we learned about their way of life. Then onto Taquile island for lunch, and a BBQ for dinner by the beach. https://t.co/mtFQYED6Hh

13/07/19

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WORDFest officially opened by Sir Dan Moynihan! https://t.co/f9whZRqD7I

11/07/19

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11/07/19

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What a spectacular view! https://t.co/Nx9vBS1mGu

11/07/19

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11/07/19

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11/07/19

Well done to Ayesha and Mishka for coming 2nd and 1st, in their respective year group 100m race

11/07/19

The tracks are being set up for today’s Federation Sports Day. https://t.co/nXjqvKi5Av

11/07/19

The Sports Day is here! Good luck to all participants who have spent the last few weeks practising and competing in heats for today's finals. https://t.co/jXLeM2DDpC

10/07/19

The penultimate countdown numbers game total is 415. Can you reach the total using 25 6 9 5 3 3? https://t.co/zjElwhMIB1

10/07/19

This weeks must read book is about a girl that was abandoned and grows up in an eccentric household, among the servant quarters, where she hopes for her mum to come and find her. https://t.co/egODOhukJr

10/07/19

Word of the week is quintessential. As we end the term, the prize draw for this terms looms closer. https://t.co/zPF1ntXFlG

09/07/19

We have arrived at our second camp, Camp Titicaca on the shores of Lake Titicaca. Another fantastic welcome greeted us. https://t.co/dtPntbi8z1

08/07/19

Visiting the ancient Moray ruins today on our last day at Camp Moray. Tomorrow we head to Lake Titicaca. https://t.co/AfTwkBcXyK

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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.


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 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

2018-19

The admissions for 2018-19 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.

 

2019-20

The Academy has an admission number of 180 in Year 7 for September 2019.

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 2019-2020 (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 2018. 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 14th December 2018. 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 19th November 2018 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 2019, 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 2019-20
24 September 2018 Year 6 Open Evening
25-28 September 2018 Year 6 Open Mornings, 9am-10am
31 October 2018 CAF forms returned to home Local Authority
14 December 2018 Harris Testing day
1 March 2019 Local Authority informs parents/carers of allocated school
29 March 2019 Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy
May-June 2019 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.

 

Year 7 Key Dates 2020-21
26 September 2019 Year 6 Open Evening
23-25 and 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
1 March 2020 Local Authority informs parents/carers of allocated school
29 March 2020 Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy
May-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.


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

2019-20

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 2019 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 May/June 2019. 

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 2019.

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