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07/11/19

Retweetd From Miriam L-U

Jonjo is amazing. Known for helping recover the Boleyn Bricks and give them back to their proud owners, fundraises in memory of his nan and the for cancer, and is also known for helping out with the scheme. Also he's head boy at 👌💯 https://t.co/uD6UBARchv

07/11/19

Due to the upcoming General Election on Thursday 12th December, we have moved Year 13 Parents' Evening to Thursday 5th December.

28/10/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation Geography

Group 4 at the top of Vesuvius! The views from the top are definitely worth the steep climb up - well done to everyone. 🌋🇮🇹🌞#hfnaples https://t.co/Q6Wi6eTQyH

15/10/19

Students from year 8 are visiting Greenwich Maritime Museum today for LBC Day. Quick stop off for the fantastic view first! https://t.co/iedQtYeUZC

11/10/19

49 Primary and Secondary Academies in one place...wow! Excellence:Every Child, Every Day

11/10/19

Today our staff are attending the Federation Conference. https://t.co/ZfCewsFqaK

09/10/19

ACADEMY OPEN AS NORMAL THURSDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2019 The Academy will be open tomorrow.  The water supply has been restored. All students should attend as normal.

09/10/19

ACADEMY CLOSURE UPDATE: The Academy is expected to be open as normal tomorrow and all students should attend as normal. If there is any change to tomorrow's status, the Academy website will be updated to reflect this by 9pm this evening.

09/10/19

Please contact regarding this.

09/10/19

Due to unforeseen circumstances regarding a failure in the water supply, the Academy will be closed today for health and safety reasons. Students will be sent home once parental permission has been obtained. Further information will be on the website later today.

17/09/19

This week's Thought of the Week is from Mr Anderson's Assembly about Prevent. https://t.co/gV0TNYlRh5

05/09/19

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Design Technology Technician required at https://t.co/YMODUsQW2m

03/09/19

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A UK first, Harris Nursery Hub in Peckham is the only free nursery in the country. It offers 32 places for children where all parents in the household are working, seeking employment or studying full time. Those who live closest are given priority. https://t.co/w3iU6kKRFn https://t.co/A1dvMjmAzX

03/09/19

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Teaching Assistant required at https://t.co/JBTF8SOlXS

21/08/19

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Congratulations to Esther from who is to study English at - good luck Esther! https://t.co/5YxOtQg5KJ

10/07/19

Bexley students win Jack Petchey awards for outstanding achievements https://t.co/SXVuZOTBOS

05/07/19

Retweetd From Miriam L-U

Thank you so much 6th form team for celebrating our achievements. I feel very happy to have been awarded for Subject recognition in ICT. Well done to everyone in my cohort who achieved something, you all deserved it. It's nice to get awards even in year 12👌😁 https://t.co/WByZmYOSYr

04/07/19

Congratulations to our fellow students at on your winners 👏👏

04/07/19

Our fantastic Jack Petchey Award Winners received their awards tonight at The Orchard Theatre. Congratulations to ally he students and our Teacher Award Winner Mrs Donovan! 👏👏👏 https://t.co/Xp7pGovfrb

04/07/19

Today as part of Focus Day, year 9 are hearing about the Holocaust from survivor, Hana Kleiner https://t.co/VubQKGt6rR

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Admissions Consultation

Admission authorities (individual academies) must consult on their admission arrangements at least once every seven years, even if the arrangements have not changed during that time.

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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


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

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

Sixth Form

 
3 October 2019 Open Evening (for Harris Falconwood students) 6.00pm - 8.00pm (no admittance after 7.30pm)
10 October 2019

Open Evening (for external students) 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 2020 Intake

1 September 2019 Online application opens and paper CAF forms available
31 October 2019 Deadline for return of CAF forms to Local Education Authority
13 December 2019 Harris Testing Day
2 March 2020 Parents/Carers that applied online will receive an offer email after 5pm, letters posted to those that completed paper applications
30 March 2020 Deadline for Admissions Appeals to be made in writing to the Academy
May 2020 Admissions Appeals heard
31 December 2020 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 the deadline.

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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