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23/10/20

The results are in. 10 merits and a distinction! Yet more fantastic results for our students in their graded music exams! Our 100% pass rate continues. Congrats to all the students and their teachers!

23/10/20

Retweetd From Croydon Libraries

There's still time to enter our Diverse Voices Instapoetry competition for 13-19yr olds. Click the link to find out more: https://t.co/yBiCO7RrWD. Stuck for inspiration? Croydon's Poet Laureate has made us some helpful videos: https://t.co/YbcwB3mWGb https://t.co/vIF9aFijwH

22/10/20

A reminder that our virtual open evening is available to view on our website: https://t.co/OEvtAHrMcm And you can now view a Q&A with our Principals here: https://t.co/33tnSDE5iV

16/10/20

Congrats to the latest candidates to take their Graded music exams this week. Including our first ever grade 7 students! Can't wait to see the results in a few weeks and maintain our 100% pass rate!

15/10/20

Retweetd From Harris South Norwood

To all prospective parents & students. Please check out our virtual Open Evening video: https://t.co/OEvtAHrMcm

13/10/20

Year 9 are excited to hear the Museum of London’s live Windrush stream tomorrow. Can’t wait to hear Shango’s story!

06/10/20

Wow year 11 drama students, you really nailed it tonight. Difficult and complex issues tackled with power and passion. We’re proud of all of you!

04/10/20

To all prospective parents & students. Please check out our virtual Open Evening video: https://t.co/OEvtAHrMcm

01/10/20

It’s National Poetry Day and the start of Black History Month! To celebrate we explored ’s ‘Superheroes’ and asking students to submit a poem exploring their vision for the world! We look forward to reading all of the entries!

15/09/20

Sixth form hard at work as usual ⁦https://t.co/jJ1DJg1kYV

04/09/20

And today it was time for years 8, 9,10 and 13. Smiling faces and great attendance.

03/09/20

Wonderful to see nearly all students in year 7, 11 and 12 are in and learning today!

26/08/20

277 new year 7 students in at different times this week across the two campuses for induction days. A brilliant start!

24/08/20

Christine will go to Cambridge University to study Human, social and political sciences. We are so proud of you Christine!!!!

24/08/20

Over 90% of our first Clocktower year 6 cohort attending today! Similar attendance all week last week at Beulah Hill! Hope you’ve loved your first day!

22/08/20

Really excited about welcoming our new year 7s to the Clocktower campus next week!

20/08/20

Congratulations to our brilliant year 11 students on their results! Excited to see so many of you staying in the sixth form

13/08/20

Congratulations to all our wonderful sixth form students on your achievements. We are incredibly proud of you all!

13/08/20

That’s lovely to hear! Thanks for the good wishes!

13/08/20

Retweetd From Edinburgh Admissions

Amazing news! Please pass on our congratulations to Zuzanna - we can't wait for her to start with us 🙂 Cat @ EdinburghUni

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Academy Admissions

You can find useful information about school admissions in Croydon on the following website https://new.croydon.gov.uk/schools-and-education/schools/apply-secondary-school-place-step-step

Welcome to the Harris Academy South Norwood 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 and in-year admissions.

Academy Admissions Contact Details

Telephone: 020 8405 5138

Email: admissionsh@harrissouthnorwood.org.uk

Address: Harris Academy South Norwood, Cumberlow Avenue, South Norwood, SE25 6AE

Admissions Officer: Sian Hall, Silvia Saunders


Year 7 Applications

We have 390 places in Year 7 in September 2021. 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 Croydon Council for September 2021.  Admissions must be made via Croydon Council only and not directly to Harris Academy South Norwood (see links at bottom of the page).

Admissions test - secondary phase

Where parents/carers name Harris Academy South Norwood on the Common Application Form, their child/ward 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 your child/ward 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 testing date is Friday 13 December 2020.


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 can be downloaded 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 Academy South Norwood does not constitute an application to the academy. You must complete the Local Authority Common Application Form as well.

 

Parents are strongly advised to read carefully the full Academy Admissions Policy 2020-2021 (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 31st  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 Academy South Norwood, There are several different Harris Academies and an entry of simply “Harris Academy” will be ignored.
  • If you are successful we will ask you to request your preferred site, whilst we cannot promise you will get this, we will do our best to accommodate preferences
  • You will be invited to a testing day on 13th December 2020, 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 1st March 2020, 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.


Key dates 2020/21

Year 7 admissions

31st October 2020

Common Application Forms returned to local authority

13th December 2020

Harris testing day

1st March 2021

Local authority informs parents/carers of allocated school

1st April 2021 (TBC)

Deadline for appeals to be made in writing to the academy

May/June 2021

Appeals heard

1st September 2021

Waiting list closed and replaced by casual admissions waiting lists. Parents/carers will need to re-apply as 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


If you wish to appeal you must contact Admissions at the Academy who will send you an appeals form to complete.

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.

Completed forms should be sent to: The Clerk to the Governors, Harris Academy South Norwood
2 Cumberlow Avenue, South Norwood, SE25 6AE

For September 2021 intake the deadline for appeals is 1st April 2021 (TBC) and appeals to be heard in May/June 2021.

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