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25/05/19

welcome back on their trek back. 3pm back at campsite forecast has provided almost all the leaders on the weekend. Thanks so much to Ms Daly, Mr Date, Roche, Williamson and of course Ms Stafford. https://t.co/zr5ePgJoQP

25/05/19

Groups 1-3 make their checkpoints with ease! Come on HASN! https://t.co/aozRLqv95I

25/05/19

Retweetd From Harris South Norwood

Breaking camp and saying goodbye to beautiful Dell where we saw 20 deer, croakingmagpies, squirrels galore but one or two foxes https://t.co/rUzXZ7OcCG

25/05/19

Breaking camp and saying goodbye to beautiful Dell where we saw 20 deer, croakingmagpies, squirrels galore but one or two foxes https://t.co/rUzXZ7OcCG

25/05/19

Duke of Edinburgh award practice expedition update: “Getting ready after breakfast. Some groups are all packed up ready go, others haven’t started... we’ve told them we’re leaving at 8 and if we miss the coach we will have to walk back to school” https://t.co/DFPrzDCzU8

24/05/19

They made it to base camp! https://t.co/LdS9DGXQg3

24/05/19

Retweetd From Oxford Nanopore Events

We are so glad you are here! https://t.co/8fVFKJWjfz

24/05/19

Duke of Edinburgh Awards practice expedition - images of Biggin Hill https://t.co/O8gfPeLKxq

24/05/19

How can MinION help with sample return, crew health, detecting life beyond earth, research or monitoring fungi on the ISS? Sarah Wallace presenting the answers to how 🧬 sequencing can be used in microgravity. https://t.co/JDx2QunkmP

24/05/19

Thank you for the opportunity, a fantastic event to promote STEM to our students!

24/05/19

Our Y12 biologists are currently learning about Nanopore technology and the use in forensics https://t.co/EI6cFwwha5

24/05/19

Five of our Year 12 Biologists are spending the day at the London Calling 2019 STEM conference today https://t.co/w3MEbNBDUC

23/05/19

Versailles & Paris hosts Norwood students this week https://t.co/29P5p9WyhZ

22/05/19

Retweetd From Wasim Butt

Delighted to be back today as part of my NPQH placement. Huge thanks to and his team again for their welcome and support. https://t.co/B3PCsblD5g

19/05/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

All of our trainee teachers are assigned an in-school mentor who will support them throughout the duration of the course, including having weekly meetings to support progress. Meet some of our mentors in the video below! https://t.co/bShev2JKbW

18/05/19

The Duke of Cambridge speaks about bereavement https://t.co/CoMoknp5uT

18/05/19

Retweetd From Screen25

Cast your vote! Help us pick a space-themed film for our upcoming Family Film Club this summer 🌙✨

17/05/19

Thank you so so much one and all

17/05/19

Retweetd From Making The Leap

Fantastic day of mock interviews at with amazing volunteers 🙌🏿🙌🏿 The students get a lot of key information from these sessions, but for the volunteers it is a chance to put themselves in somebody else's shoes and understand the challenges face. https://t.co/zwVzuCXvuK

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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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