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01/07/22

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After a 3-year hiatus, the Harris Spelling Bee is back, underway and buzzing 🐝! Thanks to all 78 finalists, teachers and schools for their special efforts to make it happen. Merci/gracias/谢谢 for hosting! https://t.co/17ix7atSWD

27/06/22

In loving memory of Joshua & Andy. Our student Finlay and his family are raising funds for King's College Hospital, you can donate here: https://t.co/B08BbKccZs

25/06/22

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Thank you to all ⁦⁩ Senior Leaders for your commitment and dedication. https://t.co/IebUJJvHdm

25/06/22

Fantastic morning at the Senior Leader Conference! A pleasure to host at our site! 💜 https://t.co/dbsHUXBX6u

25/06/22

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Coffee on the courtyard for the SLT conference today https://t.co/aZznIDqtDd

23/06/22

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🔦 SPOTLIGHT ON FACILITATORS 🔦 Meet Tom Street - our School-Led Facilitator & Head of Academy ! 😀 Find out more about Tom & what makes him proud to be a Facilitator here: 🖱️ https://t.co/FX7WnyeUSW | | https://t.co/JUISE9V5Eb

17/06/22

Happy Friday! 🎉🔆🎊 Year 11 - Find a letter here from Mr Street: https://t.co/RJyiH0S1Gi You are all superstars! 💯 https://t.co/AIIFOx1Ulu

17/06/22

Here are some of our Students having fun remixing Stormzy's "Blinded by Your Grace" in Music lesson today. 🎵🎶 https://t.co/OU8uPymomQ

16/06/22

Here's a look at our Good morning club. These students have been nurturing sweetcorn, onions, courgettes, and beans in the beds, and looking after their own adopted vegs and fruits which range from watermelons, to tomatoes to cucumbers and others. 🌱🍈🍅 https://t.co/rDNYt7HOxX

12/06/22

Well done year 11! We adore you!! Sunday Maths Prep 💯🎊💜#serve https://t.co/xN8baeIrEY

09/06/22

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What a fantastic way to end a Thursday🎉, hearing the brilliant progress our beginner brass and woodwind players have made via the wonderful support of ! After school group lessons and they are thriving! https://t.co/XTz3c5tWaz

01/06/22

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So great to see our students being a part of this outstanding opportunity https://t.co/VbmGppKKxi

25/05/22

Today was the first meeting of our Law Society in partnership with , our students were able to hear first-hand from trainees about their routes into Law. Thanks to Clifford Chance for this fantastic opportunity!🧑‍⚖️ https://t.co/AI3AAyEjsc

19/05/22

Students enjoying some 'peas and quiet' in our Garden Club - planting onions and potting cucumbers, courgettes, cherry tomatoes, and basil. 🪴🌱🧅🍅 https://t.co/mGHvVymX0i

18/05/22

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It is so lovely to visit our academies & to bump into so many ! Yesterday at we thoroughly enjoyed catching up with three more!! https://t.co/ouHpk5tQTh

13/05/22

Year 8's adventurous Bushcraft, where our students learnt how to react in SOS scenarios, the basic elements of first aid, how to make fires, archery and even how to ponass a salmon! https://t.co/7a7GOUwTN4

11/05/22

The Purple Route students spent two days in Oxford exploring New College and Harris Manchester College. Students can be seen during a Q and A session with current students, before posing for a photo in front of the Lord Harris statue. https://t.co/yshoL77RzM

10/05/22

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Join UCAS Discover STEM live on 11 May. Book now. Don’t miss our day dedicated to all things science, tech, engineering, and maths (STEM). Featuring unis, subject experts, talks and workshops covering career paths, course options, apprenticeships and more.

05/05/22

On Wednesday all Y10 Art students went on a trip to the Hayward Gallery for the Louise Bourgeois exhibition! It's a core part of their GCSE in which they drew from the exhibition to enhance their coursework and artist research.🎨🖌️ https://t.co/Vs9PSeb5VT

02/05/22

Happy Eid Mubarek to all our staff, students and families celebrating today 🎉 https://t.co/COforwlMoB

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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.

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.  Please email info@harrisfalconwood.org.uk if you would like to arrange an ad-hoc visit. 

Year 7

September 2022 Intake Tours TBC

A virtual tour of the Academy is also available here (scroll down)

Sixth Form

September 2022 Intake Tours TBC

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
29 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


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 the Admissions Appeal Form stating the reason for the appeal, based on the published Admissions Criteria. Please Contact the Academy for a form or download the form here or at the bottom of this page.

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 4pm on Tuesday 29th 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.


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.


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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