Applying for a Place

Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich will admit at least 150 girls in Year 7.  

If the number of applications exceeds 150, girls with statements of Special Educational Needs in which the Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich is named will be admitted before others.

For the remaining places Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich will seek to ensure that the ability profile of the intake reflects the range of all applicants by employing a Fair Banding System. All applicants must take a non-verbal reasoning (NVR) test that places them in a rank order.  We will then place all applicants in one of five ability bands, each containing, as far as possible, the same number of children based on their performance in the NVR test. 

Within each of the five bands applicants will be considered in accordance with the criteria below, applied in order:

  • girls in public care,

  • girls for whom admission to a specific school is essential because of special circumstances, to do with significant medical needs, social needs or special educational needs,

  • girls’ proximity to the school between the main entrance to the student’s home and the road junction of Shelbury Road and Colyton Road, using straight-line, computer calculated measurements,

  • girls whose siblings currently attend the school and who will continue to do so on the date of admission.    

Appeals

Parents have the right of appeal to an Independent panel if they are dissatisfied with an admission decision of the Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich.

Appeals resulting from applications which are turned down for admission in September 2014 will be heard according to the following timetable:

 

Allocation letters sent out

Appeals lodged by

Appeals will be heard in two stages between

Secondary admissions

3 March 2014

4pm on 2 April 2014

29 April – 25 June 2014

(excluding 26-30 May)

 

Appeals lodged after these dates will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being lodged, whichever is the later date.

Appellants will be sent notification of their appeal hearing at least 10 clear school days in advance of the hearing.

Appellants will be sent a copy of the school's case at least seven clear working days in advance of the hearing.

Additional supporting information

If an appellant wishes to submit further evidence, which was not included with their initial appeal, they should ensure this is received at least seven clear working days (not counting the day of postage or the hearing) in advance of your appeal.   

Only a short document, such as a doctor’s letter not previously available, will be accepted up to five clear working days prior to the hearing.  Any additional evidence or information received after this deadline will not be circulated and may not be considered at the hearing.