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08/07/20

A wonderful opportunity for our Year 11, 12 and 13 girls. Apply for a Words for Work internship. You have until 20th July to apply! https://t.co/MPqIN7hsEa

08/07/20

Looking for summer activities? Find out more about this 'Summer of Food and Fun' programme for children and families in and . https://t.co/eP6j251HmX https://t.co/tZqQBM0voN

06/07/20

Southwark Libraries have some great events, videos and fun activities for young people as part of their . Big thanks to our for everything they are doing for young people in . https://t.co/54j1OkjYPX

02/07/20

Is your daughter starting at Harris Dulwich Girls this September? Maya from Year 7 explains what it's like learning at HGAED. Read Maya's thoughts at https://t.co/vDzJwVDCty https://t.co/6dFyHcIJly

30/06/20

We are inviting every pupil and parent in Yrs 7-10 &12 into school during the last week of term to review learning and prepare for next term. We'll send you individual appointments shortly. Pls come with your child and contact us to rearrange if you can't make the time allocated.

30/06/20

Retweetd From CareersHGAED

So pleased with our virtual HGAED Speed networking launch this week! We have had 30+ contributors from a range of industries including charity/ medical/law/politics and TV. If you are interested in contributing please contact me: careers.org.uk https://t.co/K2uR66Rod8

30/06/20

Retweetd From HGAEDTales

Hooray, students and try to bring some of the passion and enthusiasm for books, publishing and diversity into our little outpost all are such an inspiration

30/06/20

Retweetd From CareersHGAED

In preparation for birthday we have a great virtual assembly this week celebrating the heroic efforts of NHS workers throughout history. It’s great to see the representation and efforts of all. We wish you an early Happy Birthday from Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich. 😊 https://t.co/2vlCWan33E

25/06/20

Retweetd From CareersHGAED

Reminder- BBC Bitesize have a range of inspiring videos and advice for students. https://t.co/8Xpght6Jbp

22/06/20

Retweetd From HGAEDTales

students are really grateful for the outreach opportunities. Only this week a year 12 student emailed how she is following advice as she prepares to start her personal statement. Thanks

19/06/20

Retweetd From HGAEDTales

Looking forward to Monday when and will be live with students. A fantastic opportunity to consider and Claudia Hammond's book 'The Art of Rest'. Students and parents can email questions to Tales.org.uk

11/06/20

We look forward to seeing Year 10 and 12 next week. Do walk or cycle if you can. Parents of students in Years 10 and 12 have already been sent letters about the phased reopening, but you can see general information at https://t.co/PeaVrUO9gf https://t.co/sglNdYpjXv

09/06/20

Retweetd From SouthwarkYA's

Please share. 14-25 years? Join us tomorrow @ 4pm for our event. Please reg. https://t.co/epmPAyOzCM - Guest panel! “Small steps such as this contribute to a wider change in society and a better society that is equal for all”. ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏻✊🏽❤️ https://t.co/IfVAj0AZ8q

09/06/20

Retweetd From HGAEDTales

https://t.co/6HUqaIeE6b A useful guide to making a video for the current competition

08/06/20

We're really looking forward to seeing Year 10 and Year 12 next week. Please walk or cycle to school if you can. https://t.co/Ri27Y0ifTp

08/06/20

Retweetd From Dr Pamela Fennell

students interested in careers in the built environment might be eligble to apply for scholarships. 10 available each year for undergraduate studies for students from under-represented backgrounds. https://t.co/h4QTwVtm8A

05/06/20

Retweetd From HGAEDTales

Thank you and for another delivery of books ready to send out to reviewers and students as prizes. We will be sending them out this week.

04/06/20

Retweetd From SouthwarkYA's

WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY! ✊🏿✊🏻✊🏾 Please RT / share with young people. Aged 14+? Please join us Friday 05/06 for - interactive discussion on issues that affect young people - - Please email /DM to book and we will send you details. Thank you ✊🏿✊🏻✊🏾 https://t.co/BcTJfp1ysF

02/06/20

Retweetd From CareersHGAED

Calling all year 9/10 students next week is an opportunity to experience ‘World of Work’- all resources will be shared on Edmodo. Thank you for planning amazing resources to share with students. https://t.co/mcUL1h2QQG

01/06/20

This still life by student Tabitha, Yr 13, will be shown at the 2020 Young Artists' Summer Show, after being selected from 17,000 entries. "I wanted to use fruits and vegetables that represented a non-European perspective." More https://t.co/pJSFflrNtm https://t.co/uGNllICqXq

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Appeals - important update

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 by email to info@harrisdulwichgirls.org.uk.  Alternatively, completed forms should be posted to: Clerk to the Appeal Panel at Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich, Homestall Road, London, SE22 0NR.

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


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 p.slater@harrisdulwichgirls.org.uk


7-11 Prospectus

Sixth Form Prospectus


Year 7 applications

The Academy will be increasing the number of students it admits from 150 to 160 for the September 2020 intake. This is a temporary increase and the number will go back to 150 for September 2021.

As applications always exceed this number, 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, measured from the reception of the academy to the main entrance to the student's home, using straight line computer calculated measurements.

Appeals

All applicants will know the outcome of their application for a secondary school place on 2 March 2020. 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 download and complete the notice of appeal form which is available at the bottom of this page.  

Completed appeal forms must be received by the Academy by the 30 April 2020. Appeals will be held end of June/early July 2020.

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

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 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 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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