Welcome to the Harris Academy 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 Lee Metcalf (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can find useful information about secondary school admissions in Wandsworth on the following website:
If you wish to apply for a place in another year or our current year 7 then please complete the Harris Academy Battersea application form which can be found here and return it to Lee Metcalf (email@example.com). Please note that there is no guarantee that a place will be available, but you have the right of appeal if you are refused a place.
Sixth Form Entry Requirements 2018/19
Course Level Requirements
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.
For Parents/Carers who Wish to Appeal
Parent(s) wishing to appeal against the Academy’s decision on admissions, for any year group, should complete an Appeal Form (see below) stating the reason for the appeal, based on the published Admissions Criteria.
If you wish to appeal you must contact Admissions at the Academy who will send you an appeals form to complete. Completed forms should be sent to the Chair of Governors who will then forward the completed form to the Clerk to the Appeal Panel. The address for the Chair of Governors is: Dorothy Deakin, Chair of Governors, Harris Academy Battersea, 401 Battersea Park Road, Battersea, London, SW11 5AP
The appeals will be heard, in private, by an Independent appeal Panel. The Clerk to the Appeal Panel will make an appointment within a reasonable time, 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.
Appeals for entry in September 2019 must be received by Friday 5th April 2019 in order for them to be heard by the appeals panel in the summer term.
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 3 people (2 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.