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 (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
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.
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 Mr Tom Harriott (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Miss Sat Sangha (email@example.com)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.