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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.