Thank you so much for giving our students the opportunity to perform at your conference! Performing to over 450 delegates in the room and live streamed around the world from the stunning Nobu hotel. We couldn't be prouder of their performance.


Celebrating with fancy dress, assemblies on the importance of reading, and workshops for the whole of Year 10 with the brilliant


A fabulous night out with our year 9 students at the Royal Albert Hall watching the performing with the amazing


Economics and Music intervention sessions are cancelled today due to Please stay safe everyone.


Year 12 Geography Students researching beach profiles along the Jurassic Coast in Durdle Door, Lullworth Cove and Sandbanks.


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Year 12 Geography students in Dorset last week carrying out high energy coast fieldwork on Chesil Beach.


What a fabulous Monday: Lion dancing in the canteen to celebrate Chinese New year and the launch of our brand new scholars program!


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Great to speak with the students of about their hopes & thoughts around returning to school on Thankyou to & HT Sam for inviting us.


Virtual Christmas Concert 2021 - our weekly talented students performing their own take on Santa Baby!


Virtual Christmas Concert 2021 Highlights - First up The Sixth Form Band performing Fleetwood Mac


Read all about our Sixth Formers exciting performance at Mansion House last week!


Our choir had a fabulous time performing at this morning. What a warm and receptive audience!


We hope we did your show justice!! Next stop for this ensemble is the Noel Coward Theatre to see and co performing!


We so enjoyed representing and at the Lord Mayor's Appeal Impact Reception! What an amazing opportunity and experience for our students!


This evening four of our Sixth Form performed at Mansion House for 300 guests.including The Lord Mayor and Prince Edward!!!!! And they were outstanding.


A great day of fundraising at HASN to support a fantastic cause!


Another fantastic trip to The last week for The Beauty of Ballet performed by the . Year 7, 9 & 10 students loved their evening of Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev!


Today we welcomed year 5's from to our Clocktower site for a DT Workshop. Look at the fantastic Spinners they created!

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Academy Admissions

Welcome from the Executive Principal 

Harris Academy South Norwood is a very popular 11-19 academy that has been judged Outstanding by OFSTED since 2010. We deliver a broad and challenging curriculum to all our students in a calm and well-ordered environment. We have high expectations of all members of the school community. This is reflected in our consistently high student performance at GCSE, progression to post 16 study at our sixth form and then on to some of the best universities in the country.

Harris Academy South Norwood is split into two campuses. Each campus has its own Principal, Leadership Team, Teachers and support staff. This means your child will be well known and supported in a caring and supportive environment by staff that will really get to know them. Both offer the same broad and balanced curriculum but each campus does have a distinctive character. Try to come and see both sites when you are looking for a school for your child to start in year 7 and we will try as best we can to ensure you get the campus that you think will best support your child.

Alex Williamson

Executive principal

Beulah Hill Campus

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our website, which we hope captures the ethos of the Beulah Hill Campus. The Beulah Hill Campus is a wonderful place to learn and teach. We have a very hardworking team of teachers and support staff; they provide a caring and welcoming atmosphere for our students.

The Campus site is a huge site with close to 8 acres of school buildings, sports halls, gymnasium, tennis courts and large playing fields / athletic track thus providing excellent facilities for our students. I am delighted that we have recently invested over £1 million to further improve our outstanding facilities including the development of a  state of the art Design Technology room equipped with laser cuter and 3D Printers, a Food room and a  newly laid sports field to ensure all year round sporting opportunities.  

The Academy has a limit of 800 places across Year 7-11 with sixth form operating across both campuses. We are unlike other schools; we do not want to expand at this moment in time, in fact, we wish to remain small for as long as possible! This will ensure a small school where your child is known to staff and a caring environment can be provided. This coupled with our outstanding pastoral programme supported by our non-teaching Heads of Year ensures your child is known and that contact with home is excellent.

Beulah Hill is traditional in our approach to discipline and uniform, yet forward-thinking and at the cutting edge of curriculum development, learning and pedagogy. We have a real focus on progress and attainment, several of our students achieved grades 9s in their GCSE and Sixth form achieving grades that enabled them to follow courses at LSE, Cambridge and other Russell Group universities. The Academy aims to develop the whole child. We have a breadth of extra-curricular activities including Drama, Creative writing, Chess, Food and Art Clubs alongside support and extension in traditional subjects.

We are proud of our Campus; we are proud of our students and proud of the education that they receive. Our intention is to provide insight into Academy life via our prospectus, but to get a real understanding you must visit and see Beulah Hill in action. We welcome visits throughout the year. Our open-door policy and offer to let parents observe a ‘real’ working day is one of the reasons this Campus is now so popular with local families as they have had the opportunity to witness first hand our amazing Academy. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact Mrs Thomas who will make arrangements for you.

We look forward to meeting you.

Billy Goldsmith


Clocktower Campus

Harris Academy South Norwood has been Outstanding at every Ofsted in the last ten years. This is a reflection of the powerful experiences and opportunities the Clocktower campus provides to our students. Our curriculum includes opportunities for our many able students to study Chinese, economics and Separate Sciences at GCSE. We have year groups of just 180 enabling tailored pastoral support for each child and we emphasise traditional values of behaving well and looking smart. Ofsted in 2019 described the Academy as a “calm and productive place to learn.” We pride ourselves at Clocktower on the quality of our extra-curricular provision with over 50 sports, music, arts and academic clubs, many students stay after school to play chess or to sing in the thriving Harris in Harmony choir. The Clocktower campus also has full-time basketball and football coaches through its partnership with Greenhouse and Kinetic; Kinetic has signed over 25 young people to professional football teams. 

Some of our particularly able students take part in the federation’s Harris Experience programme to help them on their way to top universities; as part of this provision, they have visited places such as the Royal Opera House and Christie’s Auction House. Incoming students can apply to join one of our scholarship programmes in STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics), sports or the liberal arts. These are worth up to £1000 per annum. Our classrooms in practical subjects have state of the art equipment with laser cutters and 3D printers in DT, and trampolines and a climbing wall in PE. We have teachers who are subject experts and help students achieve great things; last year at the Clocktower campus we had students in the sixth form achieve 3A*s and students in year 11 achieve straight 9s. 

Joining the Clocktower campus means embarking on a seven-year journey with the opportunity to study a wide range of A-levels in the sixth form, with high-quality vocational subjects also offered. From 2022 we even offer the new health and science T-level, which includes a 45-day work placement. The Clocktower campus now has an all-new sixth form study centre with over 60 hi-spec computers and university-style library seating. It is not surprising over 400 young people choose to join our sixth form. We have an incredible record of over 80% of our students consistently going onto universities, including last year LSE, Cambridge, UCL and Durham. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact Miss Hall,, who will make arrangements for you.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Clocktower campus.

Rob Hitch



Academy Admissions Contact Details

Telephone: 020 8405 5138


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

Admissions Officer: Sian Hall, Silvia Saunders

Or  Julie Thomas on 020 8653 1661 ex  3812

More useful information can be found Here

Harris Academy South Norwood Virtual Open Evening 

Year 7 Applications

We have 360 places in Year 7 in September 2022. 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 2022.  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 10 December 2021.

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 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 29th  October 2021. 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 your preferences
  • You will be invited to a testing day on 10th December 2021, 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 2022, 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 2021/22

Year 7 admissions

29th October 2021

Common Application Forms returned to local authority

10th December 2021

Year 6 testing day

1st March 2022

National Offer Day Online applicants receive a notification email during the evening.

15th March 2022 

Deadline for acceptance or refusal of school offer.

29th March 2022

Deadline for appeals to be made. Please Note: no appeals will be considered after this date

1st September 2022

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


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



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.

Admission Arrangements 2022-23

The Governing Body of Harris Academy South Norwood met on 11/02/21 to review and consider the responses of the admissions consultation for intake in 2022-23. After careful consideration, the Governing Body have agreed to determine the arrangements. These can be found just below.

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Children of Staff SIF 2022-23 11th Feb 2021 Download
Harris Fair Banding Test 2022-23 11th Feb 2021 Download
HASN Banding SIF 2022-23 11th Feb 2021 Download
In Year Admission Application Form 2022-23 11th Feb 2021 Download
Request for Admission Outside Normal Age Group Form 2022-23 11th Feb 2021 Download
Sixth Form Admission Application External Candidates 1 2022-23 11th Feb 2021 Download
SIXTH FORM Request for Admission Outside Normal Age Group Form 2022-23 11th Feb 2021 Download

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