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16/02/19

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Yesterday’s spelling bee practice was lots of fun! Proud of these two representing for Y8 French in the Spelling Bee competition. Great job ! 😊🇫🇷 https://t.co/WIm5TDKi6h

16/02/19

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Spelling bee mid-finals for spelling bee competition took place this week and jury was really impressed by our kids. Well done to pir finalists and happy half term! 😊🇫🇷 https://t.co/bC1QJsKr9M

15/02/19

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We wish all our , , and colleagues a restful half-term. Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!🌞

15/02/19

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It’s very exciting to be opening our Sixth Form this year as part of . With our new artwork & study spaces being installed we are expanding the family once again as we welcome our Year 12 in September. We Know. We Can. We Will. https://t.co/8YuKMmkYyu

14/02/19

We agree with the Duchess

14/02/19

Proud to launch the work of within our academy | parents we hope you have received all the letters and emails outlining all our provision for better mental & emotional health https://t.co/B7ila5Bdo8

14/02/19

Retweetd From Anthony Spratt

World's tallest modular towers...in Croydon? Took this on my way to work this morning. To be fair they're quite hard to ignore https://t.co/c6uQPYGK4H

14/02/19

Students loved Spain and Granada “We finished off our day on a delicious “tapas” tour where, apart from eating the traditional dishes, students found out more about the history of the city... Tomorrow it is the Albaicin quarter & we’ll be dancing 💃 flamenco in the afternoon”

13/02/19

Cannabis use in teens linked to depression - BBC News https://t.co/HVXpPtqc9S

13/02/19

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Thank you for your support 🙏

13/02/19

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All set for College Academy fixture against Southampton! The team is supporting Football v Homophobia at today’s match 🌈👊 https://t.co/3QXXS1QPsN

13/02/19

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The traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle of the people of https://t.co/RF3uaKnkqk

13/02/19

Wonderful update from our Head of MFL out in Spain with children of South Norwood https://t.co/5O4Uttfmud

13/02/19

Beautiful architecture & animal life in Granada with children from HASN | sharing language across Europe https://t.co/aNkFLJJd0C

13/02/19

Year 11 NOTICE - what support can you get over half-term? https://t.co/welSYy5ITT

13/02/19

Retweetd From Mademoiselle M

Was the lucky recipient of a ticket to see the global exhibition on Nelson Mandela last night. So much to take in definitely deserves a second round! Thanks ! https://t.co/WOKCVplbSJ

13/02/19

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Have you been to the yet? Leave your comments below if you have... Info and tickets: https://t.co/wsb5zUh5Td https://t.co/6gKP1se7g1

12/02/19

Retweetd From Harris South Norwood

5 lucky teachers get to see the preview of the Nelson Mandela Exhibition | - inspired https://t.co/R8CDS0nw9v

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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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