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22/05/19

Waiting at to watch DNA with year 9 & 10 Drama students. https://t.co/lTeEyBiaVW

21/05/19

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If you’re interested in we’d love to meet you! We have lots of events coming up where you can meet our team and find out about training with us! Visit our events page for more details: https://t.co/Guxm9Bd9mv https://t.co/cyd9UbIBvE

19/05/19

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All students have successfully completed their Duke of Edinburgh expedition!! Well done, guys! Back to HAF for 5pm, traffic dependent!

18/05/19

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Our first Duke of Edniburgh expedition went off this morning! They have all arrived safely and are well on their way! https://t.co/wqeIRnMigD

18/05/19

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Good luck to all the 6th form leavers , go chase your dreams and don’t let anyone stop you! 💪🏾 Thanks to for inviting me once more to be the guest speaker. https://t.co/NCO04aL7Ty

13/05/19

Good luck to all those Falconwood and other students starting their exams today! https://t.co/NG0izT3Njy

10/05/19

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Congratulations Falconwood students for revising so hard this April using https://t.co/uK2pQmDuQe

07/05/19

Our assembly theme this term is 'Too Big To Fail' This week's Thought of the Week comes from Mr Metcalfe's assembly on Stephen Lawrence. https://t.co/Q9KHuHiMnN

17/04/19

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Very proud to have received an Outstanding Achievement Award from for my charity work. Proud pupil of https://t.co/hzOyQlBElV

11/04/19

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Some great fun on the slopes today! Going over the jumps, round the round about and through the tunnel! ❄️⛷ https://t.co/RMGhiv8r8K

10/04/19

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Girl Best Skier has gone to... Day 1 - Katie Huxstep 🏆 Day 2 - Freya Moore 🏆 Day 3 - Holly Chapman 🏆 Excellent technique has been shown by these students so far leading to some incredibly fast progress! Keep going, girls! ⛷🥇

10/04/19

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Boy Best Skier has gone to... Day 1 - Joel Adams 🏆 Day 2 - Cameron Lock 🏆 Day 3 - Callum Pringle 🏆 Some amazing skiing from these gentlemen so far this week, incredible skiers! ⛷🥇

09/04/19

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Harris Academy Federation Year 11 Rugby team, inc. 3 players from . They had never played or trained together before but they all gave 110% and on Wednesday night beat a Harlequins development team. https://t.co/iOVA0ETKD7

09/04/19

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Our third day skiing has begun! We have had an excellent two days so far with some incredible progress being made by everyone! All students will be up to the top of the mountain today! ❄️🎿

09/04/19

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Here we have one of our beginner groups flying down the nursery slope, with none of the group having skied before, making it look so easy! ❄️🎿 https://t.co/ukBrYuujxr

02/04/19

Students and Staff recently took part in the campaign in aid of Down's Syndrome Association and raised a fantastic £398.78! https://t.co/JsmVWypxHg

15/03/19

15/03/19

It's LBC Day, and some of our year 8's are visiting The Emirates Stadium https://t.co/Jls5CssKQn

12/03/19

The issues with our phone lines have now been resolved. Apologies for any inconvenience.

12/03/19

We currently have an issue with our phone lines. Please email info.org.uk if you need to contact us.

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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

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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

TBC September 2019 Open Morning 9.00am - 10.15am (last admittance 9.45am)
Open Evening 5.00pm - 8.00pm (last admittance 7.30pm)
TBC September 2019 Open Morning 9.00am - 10.15am (last admittance 9.45am)

Sixth Form

 
TBC October 2019 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 2019 Intake

1st September 2018 Online application opens and paper CAF forms available
31st October 2018 Deadline for return of CAF forms to Local Education Authority
14th December 2018 Harris Testing Day
1st March 2019 Parents/Carers that applied online will receive an offer email after 5pm, letters posted to those that completed paper applications
29th March 2019 Deadline for Admissions Appeals to be made in writing to the Academy
May 2019 Admissions Appeals heard
31st December 2019 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 2019.

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 for the admission requirements and details.

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