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14/10/19

Year 7 parents’ evening is on Thursday 17th October 4.30-6.30pm. Your daughter should be making short appointments with her teachers ahead of the meetings. If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact info.org.uk

11/10/19

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Today is International what a great day to explore ‘s list of profiles as part of their social media campaign: https://t.co/v6jVlIInco

11/10/19

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Celebrating our students with Harris Harmony, 100% my favourite part of our Federation Conference every year. https://t.co/SCpHZCOD2y

11/10/19

Super proud of our amazing Hairytage team, winners of a Transforming Lives award for their brilliant work https://t.co/puQunFDMRa

01/10/19

Thanks so much to everyone who visited our transition events. Don’t forget, happy to answer any questions and arrange tours if you missed out! Email transition.org.uk

26/09/19

Thank you to all our prospective parents and pupils who visited this evening. We’re looking forward to seeing you all on Monday and Tuesday to see the school at its best: full of our fab kids 😊

26/09/19

If you are attending our open evening, please try to use public transport to respect our neighbours. The roads around the academy do get congested during events. Thank you 😊

26/09/19

It’s this evening! Looking forward to meeting you all and sharing the best of our wonderful school. https://t.co/ZrqNSIN3HX

18/09/19

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Open mornings and evening at Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich, Sept and Oct 2019. See all three dates at https://t.co/KtkjYp5afa. First one, Thurs 26 Sept, 5pm. Meet our students and teachers. We look forward to showing you why we are so proud of our girls! https://t.co/eJWlWxiiid

17/09/19

A great article to think about the culture in schools that you visit-either as a prospective parent, pupil or member of staff https://t.co/ggNsgo4VLA

12/09/19

Open days-We’d advise asking about staff retention and experience and how both pupil and staff wellbeing are supported. It’s great staff, working in partnership with families, that help create great schools. We’re incredibly proud of ours 😊

12/09/19

It’s time for thinking about secondary applications and making sure you get the right fit for your children. The BBC gives some tips https://t.co/z2cXBrz02C

11/09/19

Issue 2 of our new student zine, Voices From the Rye, is out now, written and created by our girls with the help of their teachers. The second issue has the theme of ‘spirit’. Find out more and download your own copy at https://t.co/fYmeqEnMDP https://t.co/X6fVNksZAt

10/09/19

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We have had an amazing journey with our first artist in residence and are now open for applications for our 2020 residency! Please RT!#artistinresidence https://t.co/gMJMn8cjVN https://t.co/567V6xDhPQ

03/09/19

So excited to welcome our new year 7s tomorrow (Wednesday). 8:30 start please! See you then.

03/09/19

Open mornings and evening at Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich, Sept and Oct 2019. See all three dates at https://t.co/KtkjYp5afa. First one, Thurs 26 Sept, 5pm. Meet our students and teachers. We look forward to showing you why we are so proud of our girls! https://t.co/eJWlWxiiid

01/09/19

Just a reminder for staff...it’s for us. Tomorrow’s Monday. Excited to be back doing what we love! Hope all our staff had a wonderful and well deserved break. Breakfast from 8:00.

30/08/19

Starting Year 7? Here's some important information to help parents and their daughters feel ready for starting at our school next week. We're really looking forward to welcoming you! Read more at https://t.co/fw76ioUISc https://t.co/uEaMsjbWtZ

22/08/19

Now that results are out of the way...let’s think next steps!! A few remaining places left for post 16 level 3 courses. Late enrolment is next Wednesday 28th August from 9-3. See you then!

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Academy Admissions

Welcome to the Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich admissions information page. Details of our open days, which normally take place in September and October each year, will be published on the website. Our full admissions policy, with details of our admissions criteria, can be downloaded from further down the page. This page contains a brief summary of the application procedure for Year 7 and in-year admissions. 


 


Academy Admissions Contact Details

Telephone: 020 7732 2276
Email: info@harrisdulwichgirls.org.uk
Address: Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich, Homestall Road, London SE22 0NR

Admissions are dealt with by Patricia Slater, Admissions Officer.


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Year 7 applications

Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich will admit 150 girls in Year 7. As applications always exceed 150, girls with education, health and care plans 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.

Along with all schools and academies, we offer a series of open evenings and open mornings during September and October annually.  These are always advertised in the local newspapers and via a banner outside the academy.  Dates and times also go up on our website.

We strongly advise parents to come and visit us during one of those events if they are considering the academy as one of their possible selections for the admissions application.  During the open evenings, the Principal will make a presentation to parents and at all events, she is available to talk to parents individually and discuss any questions they may have.

All applications for the academy are through the common online application process and your application should be made direct to the borough in which you live.

We will then be notified of your request for a place (though not how you have ranked us) and we will write to you in late November/early December inviting you to our testing day.  It is critical that your daughter attends this test as we need the information gained from it in order to place her in our admissions list.  The test is not a pass or fail test, it is a non-verbal reasoning test and simply guides us in knowing how to place your daughter.  We have a duty to admit students across a 9-band spectrum, with a certain number of students coming from each band – predetermined for us.

If you have applied for more than one Harris Academy, you will only be invited to test at one site and we will share the results between us.

We send our offer list back to Southwark and they will then review this in the light of any offers that each school/academy has made to a particular student.  They will then offer you the school highest up your ranked application list that has made you an offer.  (For example, if you have placed us 2nd and another Academy 1st and we both offer your daughter a place, you will be offered Another Academy.)  You will receive this offer letter from the local authority at the end of February/beginning of March.

Please note that we are not advised where you place us in terms of preference and this is not part of our determination of how places are offered at all. Our places are offered in accordance with the criteria published in our Admissions Policy (which can be downloaded below).

We keep a waiting list and would strongly advise that you call us immediately if you do not get a place with us and had wanted one.  We will then communicate with you directly if a vacancy arises and liaise with your local authority to confirm any subsequent offer made. Our waiting list is dealt with according to our Admissions Policy also in terms of order of places offered.


Non-verbal reasoning test

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 nine ability bands, each containing, as far as possible, the appropriate number of children based on their performance in the NVR test. 

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

Appeals

Parents and carers may wish to appeal against the outcomes of the admissions process. If you wish to appeal you must either contact the academy on info@harrisdulwichgirls.org.uk stating that you wish to appeal. A form will be sent to you. Alternatively you may complete the appeal form which is available below

You should attach to your appeals form any relevant documents or evidence which you feel support your case together with a covering letter.

Completed forms should be sent either by post to the Clerk to the Appeal Panel at Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich, Homestall Road, London, SE22 0NR or via email to info@harrisdulwichgirls.org.uk

Completed appeal forms must be received by the Academy by the 30-March-2019.

The appeals will be heard in private by an Independent Appeal Panel. The Clerk to the Appeal Panel will make an appointment within a reasonable time and appeals may be made in English or the Parents’/Carers’ first language.

Only one appeal per application is allowed. Appeals are conducted in person, and you may bring a friend.

The Appeal Hearing

The Academy 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 three people (two 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 that particular school. 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 admissions authority and the Parents.


In-year admissions

Applications for an in-year admission should be sent directly to the Academy using the form which can be downloaded below.  We will advise on whether we have any vacancies in that year group.

Classes are determined by test results and therefore, even if we have a vacancy in the year group, we still need to clarify whether there is a space available in the appropriate class.  We will therefore invite your daughter in for testing so that we can establish whether we have a suitable place available for your daughter at the point of your admission request.

We will notify you as to whether we are able to offer a place upon receipt of test results.


Sixth Form admissions

The Academy operates a sixth form for 200 students. Admissions are co-ordinated by the Harris Federation. For further details, including how to apply and entry requirements, visit www.harrissixthform.org.uk.

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