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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!

15/12/23

HABS Y13 students visited Imperial College London and interacted with Imperial staff and students, giving them a glimpse of what life at university would be like. The trip motivated our students to pursue higher academic and career goals. pic.twitter.com/PZwvazMmmv

15/12/23

Harris Academy Y10&11 Boys' Basketball team had an amazing season and made us very proud. They won all their matches in the Wandsworth Borough School games on displayed team play, strategic brilliance and an excellent representation of Harris Battersea's values pic.twitter.com/hyqVi6b5Ea

08/12/23

Our students had an Oxford University English Taster Day. They got to put their English literary reading skills to the test (gaining university knowledge to aid them with their GCSEs) and spoke to a range of current Oxford University student volunteers. pic.twitter.com/t1BzeEalxn

06/12/23

Our students had an Oxford University English Taster Day. They got to put their English literary reading skills to the test (gaining university knowledge to aid them with their GCSEs) and spoke to a range of current Oxford University student volunteers. pic.twitter.com/XH3eKKGa7Y

06/12/23

Well done to the HABS Year 10&11 Basketball team who won all their matches in the Wandsworth Borough School games! pic.twitter.com/CYzpfg1wFz

01/12/23

Very impressive win vs Chestnut Grove 39-16 in the first game of JNR NBA season. Outstanding Performance by Donnell, Ethan and Shaun K and other Y8 boys. pic.twitter.com/Vb9WbdfXlJ

29/11/23

Year 9 student leadership candidates deliver their speeches in assembly this morning. Excellent oracy and charisma from the candidates in true HABS style. Voting concludes on Friday when the successful leaders will be announced. pic.twitter.com/oocQsHR9D1

21/11/23

On Friday 17th November, our local MP, Ms Marsha De Cordova visited HABS, met with the student council and presented the Academy with literature celebrating Black History Month. pic.twitter.com/Kscmoext1Y

17/11/23

BigBrotherBigSister programme- year 12s meet there y9 mentees for the first time! pic.twitter.com/Dwz2FWzS0N

17/11/23

Y11s finished mock season by revising Geography with Head of Academy, Mr Comerford, ahead of their final exam. Congratulations to all of Y11 for their hard work during this first set of exams, setting themselves up for success in their GCSE year! pic.twitter.com/a7HNX2xqlY

17/11/23

Here at HABS we love a good ol' Sip & Paint! Here are few picks from our latest arts celebration during Black History Month Thursday pic.twitter.com/WnOdnIRN5g

15/11/23

All Y13 science students attended a series of masterclasses at HA Crystal Palace. Students appreciated the opportunity to further refine their exam skills to help them achieve the top grades. Just one of the many additional opportunities in offer to 6th Formers at HABS. pic.twitter.com/4XV61IW301

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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


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:

https://forms.office.com/e/53gVXg9HZC

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 31 March 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 31 March 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:

Tuesday 1st March 2024

4pm on 31st March 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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