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Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Academy Admissions

Welcome to the Harris Garrard Academy admissions information page. Our Open Days and Open Evening for prospective parents, carers and students are on 3rd, 5th, 12th and 19th October 2017. We look forward to welcoming you and showing you how our school is changing. Our full admissions policy, with details of our admissions criteria, can be downloaded from the bottom of the page. 


Academy admissions contact details

Telephone: 020 8320 4800
Email: l.beattie@harrisgarrard.org.uk
Address: Yarnton Way, Thamesmead, Erith, Kent DA18 4DW

Admissions officer: Laura Beattie


Reception and Year 7 admissions

We have 180 places in Year 7 in September 2019, and 90 reception places. We welcome students of all abilities and from all backgrounds. Applications for places will be made in accordance with local authority admission arrangements and will be made on the Common Application Form provided and administered by the local authority. The academy will work to the common admissions timetable agreed by Bexley Council for September 2018.  Admissions must be made via Bexley Council only and not directly to Harris Garrard Academy.


Admissions test

All parents who name Harris Garrard Academy on the Common Application Form will be invited to sit our admissions test. We will write to all parents/carers with the exact time approximately one week before the testing day. If you have named more than one Harris Academy on the Common Application Form you will only need to sit the test ONCE and will be notified as to which academy will be contacting you with details of your child's/ward's appointment.  The date for admissions testing will be added here once it is confirmed.


Supplementary information form

If you require a concession in the admission test (for example for SEN or medical needs), you must complete the supplementary information form (which will shortly be downloadable from the bottom of the page) and return it directly to the academy along with medical or professional evidence and proof of residence by the agreed date (to be confirmed) Please note that completion of a supplementary information form for Harris Garrard Academy does not constitute an application to the academy. You must complete the Local Authority Common Application Form as well.


Admissions Form Booklet

The Admissions Form Booklet (which will shortly be downloadable from the bottom of the page) should be completed and returned to the academy.


Transition from primary school

The transition from primary to Key Stage 3 in secondary school is a big step and we do everything we can to make this as smooth as possible. In addition to transition meetings for individual students who may require additional help with the transfer process, we have a clear plan both for parents and students to ensure support at every step. The support we offer includes:

  • Presentations at primary schools prior to your applications
  • Parents’ evening for prospective parents
  • Morning drop-in sessions to see the academy during curriculum time
  • Year 6 taster sessions

Once students have joined Harris Garrard Academy and have started their first year with us, we also:

  • Review information from the primary school for each student to ensure we have a full picture of their prior experience.
  • Have a day just for Year 7 at the start of the autumn term, to enable them to become comfortable in their new environment
  • Have extended break and lunch for Year 7 students in the first week
  • Carry out baseline testing to ensure the correct support is given to every student relative to their learning needs
  • Introduce students early on to hub leaders, including Assistant Principal, Directors and Behaviour for Learning Leaders
  • Offer extra-curricular clubs to support individual students who may be finding the transition process unsettling
  • Offer a Parental Support Evening covering topics such Literacy, Numeracy, ICT and Welfare

Appeals

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. The appeal form and guidance notes for appeals can be downloaded at the bottom of the page. Completed forms should be sent to [address to be confirmed shortly]. 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.

  • 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.

In-year applications

Please download our in-year application form from the bottom of the page. The academy coordinates in-year admissions for students wishing to join the academy mid-year. Parents/guardians should apply directly to the academy.

On receiving your application form, your child will be invited for an assessment test. This test is used solely for the purpose of assessing their current level of ability in order to be able to best place the vacant position like for like. If there are no vacant positions available, your child will be placed on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria found in the admissions policy. Please refer to the notes on the application form before completing.

Please note, giving false or deliberately misleading information on this form and/or supporting information may render the application invalid, or lead to any offer made being withdrawn.

Parents/Carers will have the right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel if they are dissatisfied with an admission decision of the academy. The Appeal Panel will be independent of the academy. The arrangements for Appeals will be in line with the Code on School Admission Appeals published by the Department for Education. The determination of the appeal panel will be made in accordance with the Code on School Admission Appeals and is binding on all parties. The academy will prepare guidance for parents/carers about how the appeals process will work and provide parents/carers with a named contact who can answer any enquiries parents/carers may have about the process


Frequently Asked Questions

Q.        Will my child be added to your waiting list if he/she is not immediately successful?

A.         Yes, if your application is not immediately successful, your child will be placed on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria found in the admissions policy.

Q.        Will I be able to find out where my child is on the waiting list?

A.          We would not be able to give the exact position or number of your child if it is Primary to Secondary Transfer until after the start of the September term. 

Q.        Will I be informed about my child’s test results?

A.         Test results are not given out as it is not a pass or fail test, it is a test to place applicants into the correct ability band.  Applicants are chosen from every ability band, but each selection will be made from the ability band that has become available in the academy.


Sixth Form admissions

Admissions are co-ordinated by the Harris Federation. For further details, including how to apply, visit www.harrissixthform.org.uk. Sixth Form entry requirements will also shortly be downloadable below.

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