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24/03/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Do you want to share your PhD research and become a secondary school ? Check out from – a unique way to use your PhD skills and knowledge whilst making a different to children’s lives. Applications are open here: https://t.co/19X5XlXyzd

22/03/19

Retweetd From Andrew Dalgleish

Today I went to Harris Academy South Norwood and talked about life as a diplomat. Great audience, with lots of tricky and pertinent questions... https://t.co/4H8BaxPBG1

22/03/19

Retweetd From Andrew Dalgleish

Really enjoyed my visit! Thanks for making me so welcome.

22/03/19

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22/03/19

wonderful images of a visit from the Ambassador to Croatia https://t.co/aldTFCIO6y

22/03/19

Retweetd From Harris South Norwood

Mr Andrew Dalgleish, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia came to visit us today. https://t.co/ypyBcyL7b8

22/03/19

Mr Andrew Dalgleish, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia came to visit us today. https://t.co/ypyBcyL7b8

22/03/19

Retweetd From Nathan Powell

And thank you to the team that made it happen ❤️ Michaela, Kieran, Alice, Chris,

22/03/19

Retweetd From Nathan Powell

They welcomed us, they enjoyed what we gave them and then they took it for their own! Shout out to all of the young people that gave up two hours to make Shakespeare ours 👊🏿 especially the young lady that got up to spit some bars with !

22/03/19

Retweetd From Nathan Powell

All of those young Black and Asian kids saw themselves on stage, at their school, and from the reactions and the enthusiasm at the end, I know what we did had meaning. Imagine the fire alarm went off during the second show and they said "let us burn" 😂

21/03/19

We adored it

21/03/19

Thank you so much for coming. The energy of the two performances has remained with us. Bits of Birnam Wood still creaking in wind!

21/03/19

Retweetd From Nathan Powell

Last Friday we had the last show and i've been thinking about it all week! The energy, the love and the pride bursting out of all of those young people is why we made the show.

21/03/19

Thanks v much for the connection. All sorted!

21/03/19

Retweetd From Screen25

Pick the films and tell us what issues are important to you! Join us for a discussion and lunch on Sat 23 March at Socca Cheta, 2pm. Food provided by our wonderful friends at 😋 Supported by the Mayor of London’s Culture Seeds https://t.co/KSkQ9q61dx

20/03/19

Retweetd From Richard Fletcher

Who would ever have imagined this many South London state school kids going to Oxbridge three decades ago under ILEA. Thousands of lives changed by Lord Harris' energy and drive and the academy system... https://t.co/nZOGoG0u6l

20/03/19

Retweetd From stephanie bishop

So proud of our team and our apprentices, have been shortlisted for a few awards recently lets hope some of these soon turn into trophies 🤞🤞🤞🤞 https://t.co/wFzDM8V4Ri

20/03/19

Tremendous images from the GCSE Geography field trip today and yesterday in Eastbourne https://t.co/BqThBcyN4f

20/03/19

Just a few highlights from students collecting data on the beautiful beach at Eastbourne. Geography in action ! https://t.co/LHE1E5ySwH

19/03/19

Retweetd From HAGRPE

Well done to our Year 9 Netball team from who won the Greenwich Schools Tournament 🙌🥇🏆 https://t.co/afT5EZOCxD

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Academy Admissions

Welcome to the Harris South Norwood Academy Admissions information page. Please look at our news 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 further down the page.  A brief summary of the application procedure follows, for Sixth Form, Year 7, Reception and in-year admissions.

Academy Admissions Contact Details

Telephone: 0208 405 5152
Email: admissionsh@harrissouthnorwood.org.uk
Address: Harris Academy South Norwood, Cumberlow Avenue, South Norwood, London, SE25 6AE


Year 7 Applications

The Academy has an admission number of 390 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 2018-2019 (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 on line 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 Academy South Norwood, There are several different Harris Academies and an entry of simply “Harris Academy” will be ignored.
  • You will be invited to a testing day on 14th December 2018, this is a non-verbal reasoning test and ensures places are offered to all bands of ability.
  • Be sure to include at least 3 different schools on your preference form.

On 3rd 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 Academy South Norwood, you have the right to lodge an independent appeal with us.

Year 7 Key Dates  
31st October 2018 CAF forms returned to home Local Authority
14th December 2018 Harris Testing day
1st  March 2019 National Offer Day
15th  March 2019  Deadline for receipt of acceptance/declines
31st March 2019 Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the Academy
April-June 2019 Appeal heard
1st 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.

Post 16 Applications

Before applying, you should read our Sixth Form Prospectus.

Sixth Form Entry Requirements 

Course Level Requirements
4 A Levels

Must have a grade 8 average in GCSEs.

3 A Levels

Seven 9 - 5 grades in full course GCSE subjects. No vocational subjects allowed.

3 A Level / Vocational Level 3 Combination

Combination of five 9 - 4 grades at GCSE or merit or above in Vocational subjects.

Vocational Level 3 subjects

Five 9-4 grades at GCSE or equivalent, with at least a Merit or grade 4 in a relevant Vocational qualification or GCSE.

 

A Levels require a grade 6 in a relevant GCSE subject.

ECDL suitable for entry to vocational courses only

Extended writing A Level subject students will need a  combination of at least grades 4 and 5 in English Language and English Literature

   

General Information 

Course Level Requirements
Maths

Any student wishing to study A Level maths from a GCSE grade 6 will have to pass an algebra test to assess their suitability for the course.

English Literature

Students will need a combination of at least grade 5 and 6 in English Language and English Literature.

Science Based Subjects

Students must have at least a grade 6/6 for Trilogy Science GCSE (double award).

Students taking Separate Science GCSEs must have at least a grade 6 in the relevant Science subject for Biology, Chemistry or Physics A Level studies.

For Vocational Science students must have at a grade 5/5 for Trilogy Science (double award) and at least a Merit at Vocational Level 2


In-Year Applications

If you are looking for a place in Harris Academy South Norwood 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 Academy South Norwood.  Please contact Admissions at the Academy, (contact details above) to request an in-year admission form, or download from (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 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 Academy South Norwood
2 Cumberlow Avenue
South Norwood
SE25 6AE

Completed appeal forms for Year 7 and Sixth Form must be received by the Academy by the closing date 31st March 2016 at 5pm.

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.

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.

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