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24/03/20

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PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.

21/03/20

A huge thank you to Steve Nine Elms in for giving us some free Easter eggs for our staff at the end of a very challenging week. We greatly appreciate the work you and your colleagues are doing at this time.

28/11/19

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Ace volleyball festival . 60 young people having a smashing time with https://t.co/XVo7HV6hdw

15/11/19

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We had another brilliant show today with a wonderful group of students from , with a mini visit from and the amazing facilitating a workshop afterwards! Thank you so much to everyone for coming, we loved hearing your thoughts! 🌟 https://t.co/g6i2WpC3x3

06/11/19

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Harris Dulwich Boys and are in the top 20 schools in the UK, according to the Fair Secondary School Index – a new way of measuring students’ progress which aims to take their backgrounds into account. Find out more https://t.co/GNXzD86QWr https://t.co/XHiDnst9xc

20/08/19

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Here are some of our brilliant students heading to and this year. Many are the first in their family to attend university and all have beaten extraordinary odds to get there. We are so proud of them and wish them every happiness and success. https://t.co/HJt7DF572H

28/06/19

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Meet Ashleigh, previously an English tutor and copy editor, now training to teach English at https://t.co/AEvS34sTxs https://t.co/yOqOW0pdDI

09/03/19

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Exam Invigilators and Scribes required .Apply now https://t.co/7hNmdoyqyR https://t.co/aqv3xdV44K

09/03/19

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It was fantastic to start with completing the The winning team came up with a great idea https://t.co/KMpjYGbcFO

13/02/19

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Well done! Tom Harriott EdD student and will also present his work

04/02/19

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Harris Academy Battersea are looking for an Achievement Director for Business and Economics. Apply now https://t.co/l2FcWH2de0 https://t.co/SKRdkbjiYv

28/01/19

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Our is Harris Academy Battersea! We're thrilled to get to work closely alongside this successful Academy to offer their facilities for community use and hire. To take a detailed look at what they can offer please visit.. https://t.co/wqcqQL5jI1 https://t.co/okzZ20NqKe

24/01/19

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Great work from , whose overall P8 is a very impressive 0.49. in particular stands out with a stunning score of 1.26.

19/01/19

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Happy Friday . We have our 3rd visit locked down and it's at the famous ! It's your chance to learn from one of the most successful turnaround schools, now rated outstanding. https://t.co/17Tp8Rtoke

14/01/19

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Lovely to see our Scholars here for the second Regional Training Day . Thank you to and for hosting school visits. It is wonderful to see the Scholars really engage with the programme.

18/12/18

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Find out how pupils at are finding Latin, as over 400 students embark on the subject https://t.co/1XvX09D1Ms

14/12/18

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Congratulations for winning our U14 🏀 Girls Basketball yesterday. Good luck in Representing in London School Games final. https://t.co/prwNjA3dwN

04/12/18

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Students from and taking advantage of the CV surgery and job advice from the mentors 😁 https://t.co/sHp5gldEsQ

18/10/18

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. once again had some brilliant results: , Harris St Johns Wood, and had great P8 scores of 0.34, 0.58, 0.89 and 1.27 respectively.

18/05/18

Well done to our Year 9 Boys' Football Team who have secured a place in the final of the Wandsworth League. The final is this Wednesday at Southfields and they'll be playing against Ernest Bevin. We wish them all the best of luck.

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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 Lee Metcalf (l.metcalf@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 2020 and welcome students of all abilities and from all backgrounds.

Our open mornings in Autumn 2019 took place on Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th September 2019, with an open evening on Thursday 19th September 2019.

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 2020.


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 l.metcalf@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 Mr Tom Harriott (t.harriott@harrisbattersea.org.uk) or Miss Sat Sangha (s.sangha@harrisbattersea.org.uk)                                                                

Sixth Form entry requirements for 2019/20 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.


Appeals - Important Update

In light of the current situation regarding the Covid-19 virus, we have taken the decision to extend the date by which admission appeal forms need to be returned to the Academy to 30 April 2020. 

Where possible, if you have not done so already, please submit your appeal forms electronically to the following email address: l.metcalf@harrisbattersea.org.uk

Depending on the situation at the time it is hoped appeals will be held at the end of June/beginning of July 2020.


Secondary transfer appeals

All applicants will know the outcome of their application for a Secondary School Place on 2 March 2020, 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 loding appeals is 30 March 2020.

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 2020 intake is 1st April 2020. Appeals will be held end of April-June 2020

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.

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