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24/04/19

we loved our time at the gallery today with our Year 9 art students. Artists in Residence for 2019 is poet Belinda Zhawi. We learned of how Zhawi’s poetry reflects the dialogue between multiple cultures and places. https://t.co/iD4lQI4INl

24/04/19

Retweetd From kojeyRadical

Recently, I collaborated with the incredible on a one of kind interactive and immersive exhibition called “POWER PLANTS”. It was a huge huge honour working with Hito and the Power Plants is open at Serpentine Sackler Gallery until May 6 - 🐝🐝🐝 https://t.co/KKHBguAEt0

18/04/19

Be safe where ever you are this weekend https://t.co/xYd7u8lLFH

14/04/19

Retweetd From Royal Opera House

There's loads of exciting stuff going on at the Royal Opera House next week... 🎻Recitals at lunch 🇿🇦A Man of Good Hope opens 💃The Royal Ballet in Class Insight ⛵SS Mendi: Dancing the Death Drill opens Will you be joining us? https://t.co/R2UwApWF8F https://t.co/Wnc3Ls3OBD

14/04/19

Proud & lucky to work with - children loved this workshop & work experience https://t.co/DCBr6h5N8d

14/04/19

Work experience for all - thank you to https://t.co/ZN1OAfKfc3

09/04/19

Really proud to announce our Quality Mark for the teaching of geography at - an outstanding geography department as part of the https://t.co/CjpQUOOOq4

09/04/19

Retweetd From Karen Haward

Congratulations to Harris Academy South Norwood for their Geography Quality Mark! https://t.co/evwCbClaqc

08/04/19

thanks for follow

06/04/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Are you ready to embark on a career in teaching ? are awarding £28,000 to talented individuals who embark in physics teacher training in September 2019. https://t.co/OriDgf53SQ

05/04/19

Examination preparation is always stressful: plan your Easter holiday revision well I remember your teachers are here for you next week: good luck year 11 and year 13 https://t.co/fyZdi85y2u

05/04/19

Retweetd From Harris Greenwich

Students who had 'Golden Shoutouts' from their teachers had tea, juice and cakes today to celebrate. They are awesome kids smashing it here https://t.co/UAUanWJN3Z

04/04/19

GCSE Food Technology work being platted up https://t.co/AjlMgWigKJ

04/04/19

Retweetd From Dan Doherty | Recruitment | ♠️

If you want this to be you and would like a place on our award-winning across the UK then get in touch. Our June start dates close soon. September is filling up but still plenty of roles to fill. Tag, like, share as you please 👍 https://t.co/hLYmHiC2D8

03/04/19

would be pleased! - massive & superb event with employers & HE at where universities like & & & stimulate all to find their dreams and paths https://t.co/jEF9Fo33YM

03/04/19

Retweetd From Louise Martin

Fantastic atmosphere here this evening at the ‘Next Steps Careers Event’! Great to see so many excited students from here ✅ https://t.co/9fZpskpsYJ

03/04/19

Duke of Edinburgh Award Update: All students (explorers!) back and thoroughly enjoyed their time amongst the lambs, cows, fields and valleys of the Downs. Perfect quiet. Happy Valley https://t.co/P0rdQpyVP2

03/04/19

Retweetd From HarrisDulwichGirls

Outward Bound. It’s all about building resilience! https://t.co/XC7GToN2GB

03/04/19

More groups make it to the church away point for their award practice https://t.co/kFMLbomHsD

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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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