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23/09/21

Our talented year 9's enjoying some hands-on music experience with our brilliant music teacher 🎵🎶 . https://t.co/4ds9zCQGpB

22/09/21

Our fantastic new year 7's experiencing practical science, finding out about density and the properties of steric acid. 🧪 https://t.co/vmmRPB6mF6

20/09/21

We are aware that our Open Mornings have proved to be very popular and that they are currently all showing as 'FULL'. We are working on providing extra dates and will publish a further update soon.

15/09/21

Unfortunately we have taken the decision to cancel our September Open Evening events. However, we will be holding a number of bookable 'Open Morning' Events, Please click the link below to book: https://t.co/17pUNmwO2W

09/09/21

Working at HAF is both amazing and rewarding. Do you want to join our fantastic team? We have some great opportunities available... https://t.co/R9aPh2iut3

03/09/21

Absolutely brilliant to see our new year 7s and 12s today! You were amazing and we are so proud to have you with us! https://t.co/by1xsVVel7

23/08/21

We hope all our community are having an amazing Summer and we look forward to seeing you soon! 😁👍🌞🥳 https://t.co/Uz25PoFux9

12/08/21

So proud of all our year 11s and what they have achieved! Congratulations to all. https://t.co/Usv9IvhR7g

12/08/21

Two absolute superstars this morning!! Luisa got 10 Grade 9s and Ben got top, top grades with a 9 in Science too! 👌👏💜 https://t.co/sh3imo3PTQ

17/07/21

Retweetd From Cancer Research UK

Amazing! A huge thank you to both student for their incredible support ❤️

16/07/21

Retweetd From Department of Health and Social Care

📢 Two thirds of adults in the UK have now had both doses of the vaccine beating our target of 19 July. Getting that second dose is the best way to ensure you have maximum protection. Book your appointment now: https://t.co/PKVgX10aE3 https://t.co/BfTIrmA453

16/07/21

And finally...not to be outdone this week, the PE Department took a Y8 team to Federation Sports Day. Despite being nervous, we were represented in two finals, coming away with a 🥉in 200M, 🥈in 300M, and 🥈in boys 4X100M relay! https://t.co/0HwbXiWZ30

16/07/21

Its all been happening this week at HAF! Some of our Y9 Harris Experience students have created a fantastic art work to be shown at Christies. https://t.co/gq4IXVRVpW

16/07/21

Congratulations to two of our Y10 students who organised a non-uniform day to raise money for Cancer Research. The local shop manager was amazed at how much we had raised...a MASSIVE £832! https://t.co/LSaZY4GvNU

16/07/21

Amazing day at our sports day! Phenomenal atmosphere! 🌞⭐🏃‍♂️🏃🏾‍♂️🏃🏽‍♀️#purpleparadise https://t.co/Ca44pUbbuk

10/07/21

Come on England!🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿❤ https://t.co/JGl7Mi6OF0

23/06/21

A fantastic opportunity for all budding young fashion designers 👠👚 if you would like to know what it is like to be a part of the Jimmy Choo Academy. Please contact Mr Papworth for more details: c.papworth.org.uk https://t.co/sF44LOrikK

18/06/21

Retweetd From Harris Careers

Thank a Teacher Day is next week! Do you have a staff member you'd like to thank? Send a free thank you e-card today here: https://t.co/0xHdgqXted and you'll be given the option to also send a video thanking your teacher, with stand out videos featured on TV and social media! https://t.co/9nA9aJfPmi

18/06/21

Vocabulary matters at HAF which is why we are encouraging all Y7, Y8 and Y9 students to earn 120 Bedrock points by the 18th of July to be entered in the prize draw! Check out the competition at: Twitter: Facebook: Instagram:

11/06/21

Our pastoral superstar Miss Whittingham got a lovely surprise from her year 8s for her birthday! So lovely to see!! 🎉🥳🎊 https://t.co/rbwbBOlA0T

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Academy Admissions

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.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, it may be necessary to alter our admissions process to accomodate the latest Government and DfE guidelines.

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


Admissions Arrangements 2022-2023

The Governing Body of Harris Academy Falconwood met on 2nd February 2021 to review and consider the responses of the admissions consultation. After careful consideration, the Governing Body have agreed to determine the arrangements. These can be found below.

Academy Open Events

The Academy welcomes and indeed encourages visits from prospective parents and students.  These events regularly attract in excess of 2000 visitors, and in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken the decision to cancel our Open Evening and Open Mornings scheduled for September.

However, we will be holding a number of Open Mornings as detailed below that will need to be booked in advance to ensure that measures are put in place to limit the risks to everyone.

To make a booking for one of the events, please click the link to register.  Only those that have tickets booked will be able to visit the Academy.

Year 7

Wednesday 29th September 8.45-10.00am
Thursday 30th September 8.45-10.00am
Friday 1st October 8.45-10.00am
Tuesday 5th October 8.45-10.00am
Wednesday 6th October 8.45-10.00am
Thursday 7th October 8.45-10.00am
Wednesday 13th October 8.45-10.00am
Thursday 14th October 8.45-10.00am

Please click HERE to book
If you cannot join us in person, a virtual tour of the Academy is also available here

Sixth Form

TBC October 2021
A virtual tour of our Academy Sixth Form is also available here

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 outside priority zone A, 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 2022 Intake

1 September 2021 Online application opens and paper CAF forms available
31 October 2021 Deadline for return of CAF forms to Local Education Authority
10 December 2021 Harris Testing Day
1 March 2022 Local Authority National Offer Day
28 March 2022 Deadline for Admissions Appeals to be made in writing to the Academy
April - May 2022 Admissions Appeals heard
31 December 2022 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 read the information contained in the Academy Admissions Appeal Form & Guidance document at the bottom of this page, and then complete the Admissions Appeal Form stating the reason for the appeal, based on the published Admissions Criteria.

The completed Admissions Appeal Form should then be sent to: Clerk to the Appeals Panel, Harris Academy Falconwood, The Green, Welling, Kent  DA16 2PE.
Completed forms must be received at the Academy by 28th March 2022.

The appeal will be held 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 representative

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 more details.

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