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15/06/20

Really pleased to see so many Year 10 students back today 👏👏. 👀 Looking forward to seeing the rest of you during the week.

12/06/20

The Academy welcomes the return of our Year 10 students back onto site from Monday 15th June 2020, starting with groups 1, 2, 3 & 4. https://t.co/JvRLBYGMUU

12/06/20

Thanks for you continued patience with the issue currently affecting access to Microsoft Teams. We are still working on a full resolution to the issue, however some students' Teams should slowly become available again during today. https://t.co/I7Agq1Nat3

11/06/20

We are aware of an issue with Microsoft Teams that may be preventing students from logging on or seeing their correct classes across the Federation. We are working to resolve this issue, and will update you when this has been resolved.

29/05/20

***UPDATE*** Following further Government guidance, Y10 students are now planned for return on Monday 15th June.

29/05/20

***UPDATE*** Following further guidance, Y10 students are now planned for return on Monday 15th June.

23/05/20

Retweetd From Jack Petchey Fdn

Have you nominated someone going the extra mile to help others? A young person nominated to us 🏆 COULD win £50 and a letter from Sir Jack 💪 WILL be contacted by the Foundation and thanked for their work with a certificate and momento. Nominate today https://t.co/PHdEksIyY8 https://t.co/VUCPeOzdKE

21/05/20

We will be open for Y10 students in a regular, part time and structured manner from Monday June 1st 2020. Provision for students of key workers and those categorised as vulnerable will also continue separately on the Academy site. https://t.co/xRPjAluNeX

21/05/20

Our Induction Evening for parents and carers of new Y7 students will not go ahead as planned. Instead, the Induction Evening presentation will be accessible via the Harris Academy Falconwood website https://t.co/9m7boUt64m from 7.00pm on Thursday 11th June.

07/05/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

There is no set date for schools to reopen. Schools will remain closed to most until scientific advice indicates it is right to reopen and the five tests set out to beat this virus have been met.

15/04/20

Retweetd From Jack Petchey Fdn

We are excited to announce Jack Petchey's Community Nominations! Do you know a young person, that has been going the EXTRA MILE in these difficult times? Nominate them and they could win £50 Head over to our website and click on the 'Community Nominations' banner for more info! https://t.co/hfLhMKXjKL

31/03/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

. has published new advice for parents and carers focused on looking after the and wellbeing of children and young people. Read the full guidance: https://t.co/Ch2epHy0i2 https://t.co/mqP438tQyc

26/03/20

Retweetd From The Body Coach

😀 PE WITH JOE starting Monday morning at 9am on my YOUTUBE channel: The Body Coach TV 📺 Please please share this with as many people as you can ❤️ Our kids need this more than ever. Share it on your stories, your wall, your Twitter, whatsapp and school newsletters ❤️ https://t.co/ioFGeFRpuK

26/03/20

Retweetd From Laura Wright

Thanks to the teacher who called to make sure our son is ok while he's stuck at home. Really important that all children, but especially those who are vulnerable, are checked on by schools during this time.

26/03/20

Retweetd From NHS

That was emotional 💙

26/03/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

PLEASE RETWEET: with 36,000 families at our schools in London and Essex, we want to supply food parcels for those in need (on top of free school meals which we’re already doing). We’ll fully fund this but URGENTLY need a supermarket chain to help.

26/03/20

Parents of students with Free School Meals, please see this from the DfE https://t.co/9jFDR3oENA

22/03/20

Retweetd From BBC Teach

Whether you're at school or at home, you can use BBC Teach and for free. Our websites are home to thousands of free educational videos, guides and audio clips, as well as an archive of Live Lessons. https://t.co/sXiS4Kppco

22/03/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

Please share with other parents. If your work is not critical in the response to Coronavirus then please keep your child at home. 👉 https://t.co/6KP6fNE9FD https://t.co/3XNjbikGwq

22/03/20

Remember if you can keep your child at home, you should. Key worker opt-in registration for w/c 23 March 2020 has now closed. Opt-in registration for w/c 30 March will open at 8am on the 23 March and then close midday 27 March. https://t.co/pzJtk3QhKd

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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


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 2020 Open Morning 9.00am - 10.15am (last admittance 9.45am)
Open Evening 5.00pm - 8.00pm (last admittance 7.30pm)
TBC September 2020 Open Morning 9.00am - 10.15am (last admittance 9.45am)

Sixth Form

 
TBC October 2020 Open Evening (for Harris Falconwood students) 6.00pm - 8.00pm (no admittance after 7.30pm)
TBC October 2020

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 & June 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

Secondary Transfer Appeals 2020

In light of the current situation regarding the Covid-19 virus, we have taken the decision to extend the date by which admission appeal forms need to be returned to the Academy to 30 April 2020. 

Where possible, if you have not done so already, please submit your appeal forms electronically to the following email address: d.woodhouse@harrisfalconwood.org.uk

Depending on the situation at the time it is hoped appeals will be held at the end of June/beginning of July 2020.


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 more details.

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