Transition - Information for Parents
This section is for parents and carers of our students starting in September 2020. It will provide you with useful tips and information to help you and your child make a successful transition to HAB.
Click here to see our page for Year 6 students.
Dear Year 6 Parents and Carers,
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to Harris Academy Battersea.
These extraordinary times call for a change in the way that traditionally our Year 6 transition is done. This section of our website is designed to provide you with all of the information that will help your child make a smooth transition to Harris Academy Battersea for the 2020/21 academic year.
You’ll find all the things you need to be ready to start school in September. There’ll be lots of information and videos to make students feel at home along with challenges to complete while they are not in school.
Year 6 students will be excited to start but maybe a little nervous about how secondary school is different to your primary school. Not to worry, this is a perfectly natural way to feel.
It is important that both parents and students feel supported and informed through the transition to secondary school. If you have any queries, please do email the school at firstname.lastname@example.org, with 'Transition' as the subject, and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Miss Leigh, Principal
One-to-one meeting - Thursday 3rd Sept
We shall send parents/carers an email providing you with an individual meeting slot for Thursday 3rd September for your one-to-one meeting with a member of staff at Harris Academy Battersea. Please ensure that you bring your child with you to this meeting in their full uniform and that you have read the letter (see link below) carefully before your arrival. During the meeting, you will sign the Home School Agreement (see link below) with a member of staff who will also be able to answer any other questions that you may have.
This agreement sets out the expectations that we have of parents and students, and also what you have a right to expect from the Academy.
Uniform - how to order
Students in Years 7-11 all wear our smart, tidy uniform. You can order uniform online from our page on the School Uniform Direct website. All students will need to purchase the Harris Academy Battersea uniform prior to their start in September.
The main colours, black and moss green, were chosen by students and our logo/crest was designed by them too, as part of an art competition.
- Black blazer with school logo
- White shirt (short or long sleeves)
- Black trousers (girls can wear either black trousers or a skirt but the skirt must be at least knee length and no stretchy lycra material allowed)
- Formal black shoes: they must be plain black and should be made from a material that can be polished.
- Girls wishing to wear Islamic dress should wear a simple black hijab.
- Other headwear including bandanas and headwraps must also be plain black.
- No jewellery is to be worn at all.
The house tie costs £5.50 but is not purchased on the website. Please advise your child to bring £5.50 on the first day of school and they will be provided with their house tie.
Please use this checklist to purchase the correct uniform from School Uniform Direct (see link above). Please ensure that the uniform is ordered by Tuesday 18th August to ensure that it arrives in time and you should expect delivery to take up to 14 days.
- Blazer £35.00 (Sizes: 28” to 50”)
- Jumper £16.50 - £21.50 (Sizes: 28” to 48”)
- PE Polo shirt £9.99 (Sizes: 9-10 to 3XL)
- White Shirt – long or short sleeves £13.99 (Sizes: 11” to 17.5”)
- Black Trousers or Skirt (Skirt to the knee in length) – prices vary according to style
- Black Socks – with skirt black socks are to be ankle length - £5.99
- Black smart shoes - they must be plain black and should be made out of a material that can be polished.
- School Bag to fit an A4 size folder - £4.99 to £21.99 depending on style
- Black jogging bottoms (No logos) £16.99 (Sizes: 28” to 48”)
- Black shorts (to the knee) £4.99 (Sizes: 18” to 44”)
- Trainers for PE
On your child’s first day at the Academy, Thursday 3rd September, please ensure that they are in their full uniform so that it can be checked by a member of staff.
Admission form - please download and complete
In order to ensure that we have the correct details for students and can confirm you child’s place at the school please download and complete the application form below.
Please fill it in and send it back to us at email@example.com by 3rd July. You can save the form on your device, so you don't have to complete it in one sitting.
We are asking you to email it back to us to minimise post coming to the school. But if you need to post it, please print off and complete the form and return it to Harris Academy Battersea, 401 Battersea Park Road, London, SW11 5AP
There will be a welcome meeting to introduce you and your child to the school, to sign the home school agreement and to answer any questions. In the current climate, it is difficult to know what this will look like and may be done over the phone. Information regarding this meeting will be sent to you by email.
Please complete and return the application form to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3rd July. If you have any queries, please do email the school at email@example.com, with 'Transition' as the subject.
Free school meals - how to apply
The free school meals application form can be found below. Please download, complete and return the free school meals form to us if you believe that you have a statutory right to claim free school meals can be found here. If you are unsure if you are entitled, you can find guidance at www.gov.uk/apply-free-school-meals.
Please return the form to firstname.lastname@example.org along with any supporting documents.