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18/05/22

Well done to the 36 students that took part in the IET Faraday Challenge. They had a day filled with hands-on engineering and active learning. Congratulations everyone! https://t.co/j1dWvKyss1

10/05/22

Check out the Spring edition of our HGABR school newsletter showcasing the latest events and fantastic abilities and achievements of our students! https://t.co/30wSpOHnKx https://t.co/I18tQ6j1C7

09/05/22

Years 8 to 13 attended the HGABR Bromley Ambition careers fair where they met employers from different sectors including finance, healthcare, retail and the arts as well as colleges and universities.

09/05/22

Thank you to all the 75 volunteers who gave their time so generously to support our students as they think about their future options.

09/05/22

Retweetd From Bedrock Learning

It's time for the final Bedrock Stars this school year! Learners, earn 120 points by May 29th to be in the running for our amazing prizes. Teachers, enter your learners by retweeting this post on your school's account. Full T&Cs: https://t.co/thBeesDifW https://t.co/qvFL0L8V9b

05/05/22

Phil shares his love for reading and writing and talks about the reasons he wrote ‘When the Sky Falls’. He will also talk about his new novel to be published next month ‘While the Storm Rages.

05/05/22

Bromley Libraries are continuing their digital programme of 'Meet the Author' which is shown on their Facebook page. This Sat at https://t.co/5v8kOGqI1e on https://t.co/qOYPBe1cCa…, you can hear from Phil Earle, author of the shortlisted Carnegie title: When the Sky Falls.

03/05/22

Retweetd From Harris Invictus

To all our community please do have a great day. Whether celebrating Eid or enjoying the time just to catch up with family and friends. https://t.co/JNDueilJnn

29/04/22

Thank you for coming and talking to our students

29/04/22

Thank you for coming and sharing with our students

26/04/22

Our GCSE dancers keeping positive and big smiles in their revision session! Mrs Abbott and Miss Dent are proud of you keep it up! https://t.co/1zM06yofhO

21/04/22

Would you like free revision sources? Use our Reading Cloud and sign in to access a plethora of approved websites: https://t.co/3jskUFK6MA and also the British Library - https://t.co/Bbz0XrWTGt

21/04/22

If anyone would like to volunteer at a Bromley borough library this summer, please email the following address: srcvolunteers.ORG Bromley Libraries Children’s Team https://t.co/LiXUzB1wSE

31/03/22

HGABR have teamed up with to offer new enrichment activities for our students. Today our girls tested their strength, resilience and focus with professional boxing coaches. https://t.co/OnHbp8ijEV

31/03/22

Look what a very lovely parent donated to us today! https://t.co/fYqU46EMu2

31/03/22

On Monday 28th March our Vice Principal Mr Sherwin was amongst staff from across the education sector invited to Downing Street in recognition for their work both during and following the Covid-19 pandemic. https://t.co/d5xi9PD6IW

31/03/22

We are delighted that Mr Sherwin has been recognised for all of his work throughout the pandemic and for his continued dedication to the academy.

31/03/22

Year 12 students are thoroughly enjoying their employability mentoring sessions with Nestle.

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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


2022-23 admissions

The Academy has an admission number of 180 in Year 7 for September 2022. 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 2022-23 (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 2021. 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 10th December 2021. 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 15th November 2021 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 2022, 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 2022-23

23rd Sept 2021

Year 6 Open Evening 6:30pm - booking required https://forms.office.com/r/i0r2HW1X2g

20th, 21st, 22nd & 24th Sept 2021

Year 6 Open Morning and Tours 9am - booking required n.saunders@harrisbromley.org.uk

31st  October 2021

CAF forms returned to home Local Authority

10th  December 2021

Harris Testing day

1 March 2022

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

29 March 2022

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

From 25 April 2022 onwards

Appeal heard

1 September 2022

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 29th March 2022.

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/info/14/secondary_school_admissions