Admission authorities for Harris Academy Battersea must consult on their admission arrangements at least once every seven years, even if the arrangements have not changed during that time.
The Governing Body are consulting on the admissions arrangements with effect from the 2022/23 year of entry. The consultation period commences 10th December and closes at 12 noon on 28th January 2021.
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We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us at email@example.com and we will respond to you. Please also provide your telephone number.
We would welcome your views on our consultation. Please ensure you respond to our consultation by noon on 28 January 2021, which is when our consultation period closes.
You can respond in three ways:
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In writing: correspondence should be sent to the Harris Academy Battersea, 401 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London, SW11 5AP
- By filling in the form below
After our consultation, we will consider all the responses and discuss these with our board of Governors.
Harris Academy Battersea - Admissions Consultation Notice
The Governing body of Harris Academy Battersea are consulting on admission arrangements for students applying for places for the academic year beginning in September 2022. We are required to consult on our admission arrangements when there are significant changes and/or at least every seven years.
We believe it is important for all stakeholders, including prospective parents and carers, to understand how our Academy manages the admission process. The Trust Board have developed a Trust wide template policy for use by all Harris academies to ensure consistency, clarity and compliance with the Admission Code. This may look different to previous policies, but we are simply setting out our existing criteria in a clearer way.
Proposed changes to the policy include a change of wording and clarification regarding definitions and an additional oversubscription criterion. They are as follows:-
Definition of a sibling
A 'sibling' is a full sibling (sharing both parents), a half sibling (sharing one parent), an adopted sibling, a long term foster sibling (i.e. not a temporary placement), a step sibling (one child's parent married to the other child's parent), a cohabitee child, or child of their parent's cohabiting partner. In all cases, the sibling must live at the child's home address (as defined by this policy) as part of the same core family unit. For the avoidance of doubt, a child of a friend or extended family member (e.g. cousin) will not be a 'sibling' for this purpose, even if they live at the same address as the applicant child. The sibling must still be attending the Academy at the time of application/application closing date, and at the time of the applicant child’s admission.
Children of staff members employed at Harris Academy Battersea
For inclusion in this category, the staff member must be permanently based at Harris Academy Battersea for more than 50% of their normal working hours each week during term time, and have been:
- Employed for at least two years at the time of application; and/or
- Recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage, as confirmed by their HR Manager. For the avoidance of doubt, it is not possible for a staff member to have priority at more than one Academy within the Trust.
For the purpose of this category, a 'child' of a staff member is:
- their natural or adopted child, whether they live with the staff member or elsewhere; and/or
- their step-child or child of their cohabiting partner, who lives and sleeps with the staff member at their home address for more than 50% of their time from Sunday to Friday night during term time.
For the avoidance of doubt, or a step-child or child of a cohabiting partner, who lives elsewhere, will not be eligible for a place under this category.
Applications in this category must be accompanied by a completed Children of Staff Supplementary Information Form, to be received by the application deadline. The same parent must complete both this form and the application form giving only their own details.
Part A must be completed by the parent, and Part B must be completed, signed and stamped by the parent’s HR Manager. This form is available to download on the Academy's website, or in hard copy format from the Academy's main office.
Change to tie breaker (all year groups) definition
Where there are more applications than places remaining in any of the oversubscription categories, the order in which places will be allocated will be determined by the distance between the child's home address (as defined by this policy) and the Academy, with those living nearest receiving highest priority.
Distance will be measured in a straight line from a specific point at the child's home address to the centre of the Academy's site, using the London Borough of Wandsworth's Geographical Information System (GIS) which uses Ordnance Survey references.
Where the child lives in a multi-dwelling building (for example, an apartment block), distance will be measured from same point in the building so that the distance will be the same for all children living there.
Where two or more children live an equal distance from the Academy (including where they live in the same multi-dwelling building), the order in which places are allocated will be determined by random allocation supervised by someone who is independent of the Academy.