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27/01/21

. As well as learning the history of today, students marked the Holocaust Memorial Day in tutor time with a reading of Charles N. Whittaker's poem, Auschwitz. https://t.co/9suUrLCXAG

27/01/21

Three of our Y7 students have been practicing their hand movements as part of researching Indian Dance moves this term. Check out their moves. https://t.co/wF6oKpnll1 https://t.co/T6F2uOvSEq https://t.co/g3pt9FeEB5

27/01/21

Year 7 have been learning about hand gestures within dance, researching specifically hand gestures in Bollywood dance. Here are some amazing works by Isabelle; one sketched and annotated diagram and the other created through Clip Studio Paint. Well done Isabelle - Mrs Abbott https://t.co/CU9zr514YI

27/01/21

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Get the answers to the most frequently asked application questions.

25/01/21

Another Y9 student practicing her movements. https://t.co/7zeDHBj1NF https://t.co/bmcDGfPui9

25/01/21

Check out these movements from one of our Y9 Street Company dance students https://t.co/7EMuXmP3Hr

25/01/21

This weeks career highlight came from a student request, from a Y10 student. If you have suggestions or requests on different careers, email Mrs Barling at s.barling.org.uk. https://t.co/UHRihOCAy5

25/01/21

This week is promoting the career path of a Lawyer. Read our slides and follow the link for more about this career. See also the link for an option on Legal Apprenticeships. Lawyer: https://t.co/aVUDrgxGag Legal Apprentice: https://t.co/sZjz4TAz11 https://t.co/FpMt2WDnYt

25/01/21

Young Poets Competition 2021. Open to ages 5 through to 21. Deadline - 5 March 2021 5:30pm For more information, click the following link: https://t.co/C13K61ttwC https://t.co/XjaOMr3ZbV

25/01/21

Don't forget about the upcoming free workshops available. First one is today! Email m.fortmann.org.uk if you wish to register. https://t.co/wSXSvbhvP2

25/01/21

This weeks must reads are a selection of books in recognition of the Holocaust Memorial Day - 27 January. For more information on Holocaust Memorial Day click on this link: https://t.co/h0uP4VxC7x https://t.co/dOhhCWInTL

21/01/21

Year 7 Belmonda had to research different hand gestures for Bollywood dancing and name the gesture. She also drew a symmetrical Bollywood group tableau after learning about the difference between Symmetrical and Asymmetrical. https://t.co/iIHQKPocwI

18/01/21

Just updated! See our news article for the two latest dance rehearsals video's from both our Contemporary and Street Dance groups. https://t.co/eXOrvTIvFn https://t.co/1oQRfvsbwV

18/01/21

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While you can apply to many courses after the January deadline, applying before January 29 gives you the best possible chance of receiving offers from your chosen universities. https://t.co/UxOheQ4a21

18/01/21

This week is promoting the career path of a Magazine Journalist. Read our slides and follow the link for more about this career. https://t.co/LOy5iLOtbs https://t.co/czsdlGYVX1

18/01/21

This weeks must read is in recognition of Lewis Carrol's birthday later this month. A world of fantasy and escapism, full of wonderfully eccentric characters that follow the logic of the illogical. Read free online: https://t.co/dgOdKoepGv https://t.co/CU84PhJJmM

18/01/21

Free workshops by authors! Top Young Adult authors will be discussing their latest novel, reading extracts and taking part in Q&A sessions. You can join free - just email your tutor or Ms Fortmann, to register a place. https://t.co/6S1ZLJ1cZn

15/01/21

Lego figure by Emma in 8C. Students had to keep the fundamentals of the Lego figure the same, but were free to design their own characters. https://t.co/KyWTWznnSd

12/01/21

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Discover 6 habits you can develop to promote positive mental health at uni.

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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 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

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
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 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