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20/09/17

The Academy will be open for prospective Year 7 Students on 25th & 26th September. Visit on our Admissions page https://t.co/H0AHNyq2s8

20/09/17

Congratulations to our girls football team on their 3-0 win in the English School's Cup. https://t.co/J3DATnxLOC

20/09/17

Introducing our School Mobile App https://t.co/ZoHo2Y6YZd

18/07/17

The latest issue of Insight is out and up on our website. Take a look here! https://t.co/1sR6zcX8Pj

11/07/17

SOLD! That's it for the Harris Experience auction with . It's been a great success with over £3000 raised for a great cause!

11/07/17

It’s almost auction time & our student auctioneer's are ready. Lots are getting quite a bit of attention & Lord Harris has just arrived! https://t.co/W9xXUfwyQ9

11/07/17

It’s been a busy morning preparing for the Harris Experience Christies Auction today and this afternoon is looking to be a very eventful one https://t.co/QkKwTxc7qT

04/07/17

It’s Focus Day here at Falconwood, our students are taking part in a variety of activities & seminars on mental & British Values.

19/06/17

It's a busy week at the Academy. Our Wizard of Oz production is taking place Wednesday & Thursday at 6:30pm, then Friday we have Sports Day!

23/05/17

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Our thoughts are with the young people and their families affected by last night's tragedy in Manchester.

02/05/17

Our Year 11's are focused and ready for their two day GCSE Art Exam. Best of luck to all our students!

24/04/17

The Cup Final will kick off at at 2pm. Our boys have trained hard and are in great form. Let’s hope they bring home the cup!

24/04/17

Our Year 9 Boys are getting ready for the Harris Federation Cup Final this afternoon against Harris South Norwood. Come on Boys!

24/04/17

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Secondary ! The is holding 2 recruitment events in April. Visit https://t.co/GlfmADLrDl to register. https://t.co/mq1xydvhZE

21/04/17

Its been a busy first week back! A few year 10 students will be heading to Meopham this weekend to prepare for the Duke of Edinburgh award

28/03/17

We're hosting TWO Teacher Recruitment Events on April 24th & 25th. Click here for more info! >> https://t.co/sd4XJbOM07 << https://t.co/Z8reJ8SZok

28/03/17

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Secondary ! The is holding 2 recruitment events in April. Visit https://t.co/fpqrzC6PVR to register. https://t.co/hVDJXPOZUI

17/03/17

Three of our students are visiting today for the Harris Federation Egg Race competition. Let's hope nothing breaks!

16/03/17

Our students are covering a number of topics today for . We will be sharing their news reports this afternoon so stay tuned! https://t.co/WpiE0dV5iI

08/03/17

Our Year 9 boys have made it to the Harris Cup Final! They played very well, securing a 4-1 victory, well done boys!

Harris Academies
All Academies in our Federation aim to transform the lives of the students they serve by bringing about rapid improvement in examination results, personal development and aspiration.

Academy Admissions & Prospectus

Below you will find details of our open events, admissions process and prospectus.  The full Academy Admissions Policy, with details of our admissions criteria, and associated forms can be found at the bottom of this page.

Academy Admissions Manager: Mrs Della Woodhouse
Address: Harris Academy Falconwood, The Green, Welling, Kent  DA16 2PE
Telephone: 020 8304 4916 (option 7)
Email: info@harrisfalconwood.org.uk

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Open Mornings & Evening

The Academy welcomes and indeed encourages visits from prospective parents and students.  In order to keep any disruption to a minimum, we would ask that you attend one of our specific open mornings or evening.  There is no need to book in advance.

Year 7

25th September 2017 Open Morning 9.00am - 10.15am (last admittance 9.45am)
Open Evening 5.00pm - 8.00pm (last admittance 7.30pm)
26th September 2017 Open Morning 9.00am - 10.15am (last admittance 9.45am)

Sixth Form

 
TBC October 2017 Open Evening 6.00pm - 8.00pm (no admittance after 7.30pm)

Year 7 Applications

Harris Academy Falconwood admits 200 students in Year 7 each year.

For admissions into the next year’s Year 7, parents and carers are required to complete an application form known as the “Common Application Form” (CAF); either a paper copy or online at the eAdmissions website.  No applications direct to the Academy can be accepted.

Parents are strongly advised to read carefully the full Academy Admissions Policy and the information and advice from their Local Education Authority.  The main points to remember are:

  • You must submit an application to your Local Education Authority by the deadline, a place at any secondary school can only be offered if an application has been received
  • Think carefully about the order in which you place your chosen schools on the form, you should enter your most preferred school first on the list
  • Please remember to enter the full name of Harris Academy Falconwood, there are several different Harris Academies, and an entry of simply “Harris Academy” will be ignored
  • Be sure to include at least 3 different schools on your preference form
  • All applicants who have named the Academy on the CAF will be invited to the Harris Testing Day at the Academy, this is a non-verbal reasoning test and ensures places are offered to all bands of ability
  • Additionally, if your son/daughter requires extra support on the Harris Testing Day, please contact the Academy Admissions Manager to request a Supplementary Information Form, or download a copy at the bottom of this page, and return to Admissions at the Academy

Allocation of Places

Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admissions number, applications in each band will be considered against the criteria set out below, using inner and outer catchment areas (zones) with agreed allocations of places to each.

After the admission of pupils with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) and/or Statement of Special Educational Needs where the Academy is named, the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out below:

  1. looked after or formerly looked after children
  2. siblings of students in years 8 to 11 at the date of admission
  3. children of staff
  4. 90% of the remaining places to children residing in priority zone A, selected by lottery
  5. any remaining places to children residing in zone B, selected by lottery

Note: Priority Zone A will include all addresses falling within a radius of 1.75 miles from the main entrance to the Academy as from time to time determined and published by the Governing Body.

The Local Education Authority will notify you of the school where your child has been offered a place.  If you are offered a place at Harris Academy Falconwood and are happy to accept, you MUST ACCEPT the place by returning the acceptance to the Local Education Authority.

Year 7 Admissions Key Dates - September 2018 Intake

1st September 2017 Online application opens and paper CAF forms available
31st October 2017 Deadline for return of CAF forms to Local Education Authority
8th December 2017 Harris Testing Day
1st/2nd March 2018 Parents/Carers that applied online will receive an offer email after 5pm, letters posted to those that completed paper applications
31st March 2018 Deadline for Admissions Appeals to be made in writing to the Academy
April-May 2018 Admissions Appeals heard
31st December 2018 Admissions waiting lists closed and replaced by In-Year Admissions, parents/carers will need to re-apply as an In-Year Admission if still waiting for a place

In-Year Admissions

If you are looking for a place at the Academy because you have recently moved into the area, or your child is at another secondary school and you feel that a change of school would benefit their education and/or general well-being, you are entitled to apply for a school place. 

Please contact the Academy Admissions Manager to request an In-Year Admissions Form, or download a copy at the bottom of this page.  The following information will need to be included with the application form:

  • proof of residence (e.g. copy of council tax or tenancy agreement)
  • proof of child’s age (e.g. copy of birth certificate or passport)
  • copy of your child’s latest school report

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.


Admissions Appeals

If you are unhappy that you did not receive an offer of a school place at Harris Academy Falconwood, you have the right to lodge an independent appeal with us.

Those wishing to appeal against the Academy’s decision on admissions should complete an Admissions Appeal Form stating the reason for the appeal, based on the published Admissions Criteria.  Please contact the Academy Admissions Manager to request a copy, or download a copy at the bottom of this page.

Send completed Admissions Appeal Forms to: Clerk to the Appeals Panel
Address: Harris Academy Falconwood, The Green, Welling, Kent  DA16 2PE
Completed Admissions Appeal Forms must be received at the Academy by 4pm on 31st March 2017

 The appeals will be heard in private, by an Independent Appeals Panel.  The Clerk to the Appeals Panel will make an appointment within a reasonable time.  Appeals may be made in English or the parent/carer's first language.

  • Only one appeal per application is allowed
  • Appeals are conducted in person, and you may bring a friend

The Appeal Hearing

The Clerk to the Appeals Panel 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.  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 Local Education Authority, the Academy and the parents.


Sixth Form Applications

Harris Academy Falconwood is a campus of the Harris Sixth Form, which administers a co-ordinated application scheme for all our Sixth Form centres and campus.

The Harris Sixth Form publishes a common application form which is used by all applicants who wish to apply for a place.  This application form allows the student to provide up to 4 choices of A levels and/or BTEC combination courses at 10 Academies.

Please see the Harris Sixth Form website for the admission requirements and details.

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