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09/05/24

24 Y12 Chemists ventured to Imperial College and carried out practical techniques, calculations, identified common method mistakes and accurately observed then recorded results. The students were described "as role model students" by the university staff! pic.twitter.com/v97xKpLeiK

25/04/24

I found a king in me and now I love you I found a king in you and now I love me'On Monday some of students saw the play 'For Black Boys...' at the Garrick Theatre. The group roared with laughter, sang along and (almost) cried during the emotional performance! pic.twitter.com/4ZOqpBAPwW

25/04/24

Well done to all students who took part in Wandsworth Schools Athletics Champs. Congratulations to Tom Radford-Silver in the Shot Putt, Kymarley Morrison-Silver in the Triple Jump, Samuel Mireku-Kwasi-Silver in 100m Hurdles and Ajdin Sabic-Bronze in the Shot Putt. pic.twitter.com/wM54NhxfYW

19/04/24

14 Y11 students visited Oxford University for a taster day on Wednesday and left inspired that with hard work and commitment to their study a future place is a realistic aspiration! pic.twitter.com/DDyNCdY9Jv

19/04/24

What an exceptional start Harris Academy Battersea Y9 students have made to their new STREET ART project! pic.twitter.com/XjFnensWQx

28/03/24

Well done to our Student Leadership Team who go above and beyond in their meetings to ensure collaboration across KS3. Their innovative ideas to amplify student voice within the school, whilst also providing a direct channel of communication are greatly appreciated. pic.twitter.com/i8NipfuDD3

28/03/24

Some of our female students attended a panel discussion and Q+A from seven inspirational female leaders from a variety of industries. Louise in Y10 was braved to preform some of her poems in front of everyone. pic.twitter.com/NeOF6zczrA

28/03/24

30 Year 10 pupils went to the Apple head offices in Battersea Power Station to learn all about how Apple Books are published and created and to get an insight into the digital publishing world on 6.03.24. pic.twitter.com/Y2igxHdSMd

28/03/24

10 of our 6th Form students went to open their fast in Battersea Art Centre as part of London's first Open Iftar event this year! It stands as the UK’s largest and acclaimed community event during Ramadan. pic.twitter.com/slqX02mJNe

28/03/24

Our Y9 Debate Mate Club achieved fantastic success in their Pitch Project. They showed a fantastic growth in confidence, and presented with clarity and composure, sharing a range of thoughtful ideas. This was part of a large national competition, and they were placed fourth! pic.twitter.com/7P63Jn3v9X

08/02/24

Congratulations to the HABS boys' and girls' basketball teams. The boys won vs Ark Putney and Chestnut Grove with 16-2 & 15-7 and the girls won vs Harris Clapham with 55-28! Most importantly they played for each other and supported each other. pic.twitter.com/sZZoUVASqi

06/02/24

Congratulations to the incredible Y7's who participated in the Harris Spelling Bee! Your resilience and outstanding sportsmanship throughout the 5 challenging rounds are truly commendable. You've not only showcased your spelling prowess but also set a shining example of teamwork! pic.twitter.com/yNSmDJIurh

09/01/24

Well done, to HABS KS5 students who have raised more than £200 for Doctors without Borders to support them with aiding medical care across the world in places of conflict! pic.twitter.com/tOiMJrPLAo

09/01/24

Big thank you to for helping our wonderful student, Chelsea, to tick this off her bucket list! She got to watch the game, meet the team, and received a signed Hockey stick by the players! Big shout out to Graham for organising! pic.twitter.com/QD1Rg9VrTs

21/12/23

So thrilled to share the achievements of 6 formers who were rewarded an Ice-Skating trip. It was a celebration of their proactive approach in seeking extracurricular opportunities and dedicated efforts towards personal development. Massive well done to our students! pic.twitter.com/cKuiHGe4rs

20/12/23

Enjoy the following stills from the Year 11 Drama Component 2 Final Performance. Students put on a show of their best Crucible and Top Girls scenes exploring the theme of POWER. pic.twitter.com/vgyTHAEKc5

20/12/23

Well Done to all of HABS CNAT and Vocation Year 11 students for getting their coursework and performance portfolios completed!

20/12/23

Congratulations to Joel Sea and Roman Bafi on their outstanding achievements this term. Roman has been offered scholarships from the San Francisco Ballet School and Joel is the Regional Jack Petchey Speak Out Champion. We are immensely proud!

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Academy Admissions

Welcome to our admissions page. The Academy has a small number of places remaining for Year 7 in September 2024. For more information please see below.

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


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Year 7 admissions

Harris Academy Battersea will admit 180 students each year. We have 180 places in Year 7 in September 2024 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. Your application must be received by 31 October 2023.

The Local Authority notifies parents about successful applications to Secondary School on 1st March 2024.


Student data collection form

Click HERE to view and complete online the HABS Secondary Admissions Student Data Collection Form. The form 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

The academy coordinates in-year admissions for students wishing to join the academy mid-year. Parents/guardians should apply directly to the academy. If you would like to make an in-year application, please click the link below to complete the form:

In Year Addmissions Application Form

On receiving your application form, your child will be invited in for an interview and further information will be requested. Should there be 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 How to Apply page.                                                     

Sixth Form entry requirements for 2024/25 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 2024, 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 4pm on 15 April 2024.

Completed forms should be sent to: The Clerk to the Governors, Mr Alan Palmer, Harris Federation, 4, Norfolk House, 15 Wellesley Rd, Croydon CR0 1LH or at alan.palmer@harrisfederation.org.uk

All appeals received by 4pm on 15 April 2024 will be heard between end of April and June 2024.

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.

Allocation letters sent out:

Appeals Lodged by:

Appeals will be heard between:

Friday 1st March 2024

4pm on 15 April 2024

End of April – June 2024


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.

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