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11/08/21

Vacancy for Reflection & Inclusion Officer: come and join our fantastic and dedicated support staff. https://t.co/Gj4WAarck3

10/08/21

Congratulations to all of our students receiving results today. We are incredibly proud of your achievements and how hard you have worked!

14/07/21

If you’re interested in data, we’re interested in you! Vacancy for Data Manager at Harris Academy Battersea https://t.co/UYAVb00jrs

14/07/21

Looking for your next role in a diverse and successful school? Apply for our Administrative Officer role: https://t.co/UYAVb00jrs

15/06/21

Vocabulary matters at Harris Academy Battersea! We are so excited about this new Bedrock competition open to all of our Year 7-9 students. All you need to do is complete 120 points by the 18th of July! https://t.co/gJr6ypP6Y8

27/05/21

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Thank you to the students of for joining us this morning for the workshop! 😃 Nurses from across England came to share their experiences of nursing and excite the next generation to consider the career https://t.co/Xd5vHzyEOK

25/05/21

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Another amazing day delivering to the students at . Using 'maths by stealth' to create a large-scale event. For more information about the workshop, click here: https://t.co/BHftXmZL8O https://t.co/15sVYdjyfn

13/05/21

Thanks to for delivering such a brilliant and engaging day to our Year 8s! https://t.co/aRl80tkqAt

12/05/21

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We're having an amazing day delivering the to Year 7 students at . A fun, full day workshop linking maths to real-life! For more info, click here: https://t.co/BHftXmZL8O https://t.co/wAPz7vAXiP

19/10/20

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Amgad Salih, a 19 year old student from Peckham who is studying at the University of Oxford, shared this picture that his friend organised. They recreated the typical Oxford Bullingdon picture but with black students, to show black representation and inspire more Peckham people. https://t.co/F5L6ugILzz

15/09/20

Vacancy for a cover supervisor to join our support staff.https://t.co/vVflBSWYBl

15/09/20

We’re looking for an ambitious SEND teacher to join our amazing team! https://t.co/rODUGij3me

10/09/20

A fantastic opportunity to join a highly successful and forward-thinking English department! https://t.co/UYAVb00jrs

19/08/20

Thank you to Paul Jones who went above and beyond to ensure students were supported with grade appeals!

17/08/20

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13/08/20

An incredible achievement by Gyalpo Dongo Aguirre who will be making America great again by studying Physics and Computer Science at Well done, Gyalpo!

13/08/20

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Fantastic results, Neha! Welcome to community and ! https://t.co/g5KCqMzjEc

13/08/20

Well done to Neha Yasin for achieving 4 A*s today. She will be reading Physics . We wish you all the best for the next stage in your life!

13/08/20

Well done to all students in Year 13 today. We’re really proud of all of your achievements and you have shown great resilience in such a challenging year.

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Academy Admissions

Welcome to the Harris Academy Battersea admissions information page. A brief summary of the application procedure for entry into Harris Academy Battersea is detailed below along with our full policy and additional downloads. Should you have any questions regarding admissions then please contact admissions@harrisbattersea.org.uk.

You can find useful information about secondary school admissions in Wandsworth on the following website: http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200472/secondary_school_admissions


Open evening and mornings 2021

We look forward to welcoming you to our Open Evening on Thursday 16th September, 5 - 7.30pm.

In addition we also have open mornings on the dates below:

  • Monday 13th September, 9 - 11am
  • Tuesday 14th September, 9 - 11am
  • Wednesday 15th September, 9 - 11am

For the open mornings, the format will be:

  • 9 - 9.30am - Welcome presentation by Miss Leigh, Principal or David Carr, Vice Principal
  • 9.30 - 10.30am – tour of the school
  • 10.30 - 11 – Optional meeting with Mrs Houghton, SENCO

Please come on time as no additional tours/meetings can be provided at other times due to teaching commitments. Thank you.


Year 7 admissions

Harris Academy Battersea will admit 180 students each year. We have 180 places in Year 7 in September 2021 and 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 Wandsworth Council. Admissions must be made via Wandsworth Council only and not directly to Harris Academy Battersea. 

The Local Authority notifies parents about successful applications to Secondary School on 1st March 2021.


Admissions booklet

The Admissions Booklet can be downloaded from the bottom of the page. The booklet is to be completed at the induction evening. Dates and times for the evening will be confirmed in the letter sent to parents/carers following the offer of a place at the academy.


In-year applications

If you would like to make an in-year application, please complete and return our admissions booklet, downloadable from the bottom of the page. This booklet also serves as our in-year admissions form.

The academy coordinates in-year admissions for students wishing to join the academy mid-year. Parents/guardians should apply directly to the academy. Completed applications should be sent to admissions@harrisbattersea.org.uk.

On receiving your application form, your child will be invited in for an interview and an application form and further information will be requested. If there are no vacant positions available, your child will be placed on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria found in the admissions policy.


Sixth Form admissions

If you wish to apply for a place in our sixth form, please complete the application form downloadable from our sixth form page. Applications need to be returned to Miss Sat Sangha (s.sangha@harrisbattersea.org.uk)                                                                

Sixth Form entry requirements for 2021/22 are:

  • Grade 7 or high 'B' grades to study most A-Levels
  • Grade 5 or high 'C' grades to study most vocational subjects.

There are individual exceptions that vary by subject and should you be interested in applying to our academy then we would be more than happy to discuss these with you.


Secondary transfer appeals

All applicants will know the outcome of their application for a Secondary School Place on 1 March 2021, National Offer Day. 

Parent(s) wishing to appeal against the Academy’s decision on admissions, for any year group, should complete an appeal form (downloadable from the bottom of this page) stating the reason for the appeal, based on the published admissions criteria.

The closing date for lodging appeals is 29 March 2021.

Completed forms should be sent to: The Clerk to the Governors, Mrs Sherry Wood, Harris Academy Battersea, 401 Battersea Park Road, London, SW115AP. The closing date for appeals for primary to secondary transfer for the September 2021 intake is 1st April 2021. Appeals will be held end of April-June 2021.

The appeals will be heard in private by an Independent Appeal Panel. 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 three people (two 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.


Admissions arrangements for 2022-2023

The Governing Body of Harris Academy Battersea met on 5th February 2021 to review and consider the responses of the admissions consultation. After careful consideration, the Governing Body have agreed to determine the admission arrangements for 2022-23 which can be found below.

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