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16/04/21

Retweetd From Harris Careers

Would you like to shape the future of one of our thriving academies as a Governor? Click here to learn more about being a Governor at Harris and how you can be involved: https://t.co/rUbaoKSMja https://t.co/r0RuBmFKxz

10/04/21

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📝 Looking for a way to get creative this weekend? We are looking for young people to write blogs about issues that matter to them. 🤔 How do you feel about coming out of lockdown? What lessons do you want society to take into the future? Email pr.org.uk to start! https://t.co/2xdApl1bdV

30/03/21

30/03/21

End of term letter, from Mr Tom Street, found here: https://t.co/z0A8STCHxL https://t.co/xJ1g4HS0q1

29/03/21

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Last week issued an alert about a spike in ransomware attacks on schools. We have suffered an attack since then. Although measures were in place to protect our systems, our servers have been impacted. See https://t.co/0JeUHHfRDp for further info and a statement below. https://t.co/4U02Y6zmbG

19/03/21

We're really looking forward to the Virtual Next Steps Careers Event being hosted by - loads of help and advice will be available online for students and their parents/carers. More details at https://t.co/r9CaphKKRc https://t.co/Ug83WeU84A

13/03/21

Our latest Online Assembly is available to view now. this week's topic is Friendship, led by Mr Warren https://t.co/nSqxilqBKp

12/03/21

Well done to our top 5 Bedrockers this week! Remember to complete two lessons of Bedrock a week if you are in Y7, Y8 or Y9. Check back next week to see if you made our top 5! https://t.co/L276FVgPRC

11/03/21

11/03/21

The one and only Ms C!

11/03/21

Last year group in and tested at HAF! Huge thanks to our unbelievable testing team! All students now back where they belong! https://t.co/ja5TgMl9sU

11/03/21

Our wonderful year 9s in today and we are full again! Everyone back where they belong! https://t.co/3uoMjHxfod

08/03/21

Graffiti artist R.Lansley has created a fantastic new mural for us to inspire our students https://t.co/4JvgnnHL8U

07/03/21

Wishing all our friends and colleagues across the and all other schools good luck for tomorrow. https://t.co/muLhqlsrZ1

07/03/21

Our latest Online Assembly is now available to watch. This week led by Mr Baxter & Mr Mukadam on Support through History. https://t.co/GlUiODhLcz

07/03/21

Y7 student Isla has been making good use of lockdown to practise her art skills. Just look at this stunning piece of work 👀👁️ https://t.co/nLIGiYnVIX

05/03/21

So proud of our Y11, 12 and 13 students today! Everyone so happy they are back where they belong! They loved our new art pieces too courtesy of Mr Christmas and Ms Brennan 🎉🎊🔵 https://t.co/HlLcdfUUc5

05/03/21

The Academy has been buzzing again today with the sound of students as we welcomed back Year 11 and Sixth Form for their first Lateral Flow Test and re-integration assemblies. We can't wait to welcome everyone else back over the course of next week. 😷 https://t.co/5v1rKJ8b4q

05/03/21

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Testing for secondary school and college students, their families, and staff - here’s what you need to know https://t.co/poZUfCdkIH

04/03/21

It's a virtual World Book Day this year at HAF, get involved with our scavenger hunt, book cover designing, write-along and much more! Take time today to get on Bedrock too! Vocabulary matters  #WorldBookDay2021 https://t.co/XrmrS8syzb

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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.

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

October 2020 A virtual tour of the Academy is available here

Sixth Form

 
October 2020 A virtual tour of our Academy Sixth Form is 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 2021 Intake

1 September 2020 Online application opens and paper CAF forms available
31 October 2020 Deadline for return of CAF forms to Local Education Authority
11 December 2020 Harris Testing Day (Government and DfE guidelines permitting)
1 March 2021 Local Authority National Offer Day
29 March 2021 Deadline for Admissions Appeals to be made in writing to the Academy
26 April - 28 May 2021 Admissions Appeals heard
31 December 2021 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 29th March 2021.

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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