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19/10/18

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Excited to be for a#ARTiculation discovery day. https://t.co/9aVS79hVEJ

19/10/18

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Great to be welcoming and to and this morning for our first Year 9 and 10 Discovery Day visit of the academic year! We hope you enjoy your visit! https://t.co/9ZyExMt2ko

17/10/18

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Fantastic to haveMark ‘Mr.T’ Thompson leading our final session, weaving poetry into what has been a fascinating week of words, art, collaboration, hairy tales, archives, stories and sharing memories. https://t.co/ZJN7VHYbu5

17/10/18

Our in-house statistician has pointed out that we've been in the top 5% of schools for the past seven years (not 4%), but still pretty good huh?!

17/10/18

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Ria HGAED artist leads a workshop on her art work The Changing Face of SE15, as discussions evolve the words are stitched into the garment https://t.co/LryX13Hk5p

16/10/18

So proud to be in the top 4% of schools in England for pupil progress, according to latest Department for Education figures. to our our amazing teachers! Find out more https://t.co/qAHHMRB8XC https://t.co/mwxmUqiisz

15/10/18

Very proud to have received the Mayor of London's award for second year in a row. Mayor Sadiq Kahn: “I’d like to congratulate Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich for the fantastic work of their staff and pupils." Great work everyone! https://t.co/pjQA5ES98r

15/10/18

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Wonderful evening of Hairytage discussions. Thanks to Nadira and Ahamed for leading the Debate Cake session, to our panel of speakers Ria Addison Gayle HGAED artist, Alix Bizet - artist, Dr.Camilla Stanger -Goldsmiths and Sandra Vacciana- Know Your Roots project. https://t.co/TCiUOAxOWC

15/10/18

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A level workshop with Alix Bizet, discussing , the plight of Afro hair salons in https://t.co/0DEqqB3Q27

12/10/18

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Reimagining the archive, a mix of research, symbolising stories, creative explorations with conversation and music. https://t.co/ePWyoFVjqh

12/10/18

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Hairytage is underway! First session is yr9 HGAED students interviewing Peckham residents. Inspired by The Mussing Chapter: Black Chronicles thanks to . Creating a living archive. https://t.co/pBGQgEDR9Q

12/10/18

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Delighted to have Dr. Nicole King from Goldsmiths university leading the second session today, discussing Afro American texts that speak to the themes of Hairytage. https://t.co/RIpg5LyZtz

12/10/18

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students commenting on the texts to open the discussion. https://t.co/e7rAoWeKM4

10/10/18

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So delighted Dr.Camilla Stanger is joining our Hairytage discussion this Saturday! Come down to 6pm-9pm for debates, live art making, mapping and chatting! https://t.co/1Dkz1mf6vz

04/10/18

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CHECK OUT OUR GUIDE - OPEN DAYS FOR TODAY INCLUDE: Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich, 9am – 10.30am St Saviour’s & St Olave’s School, Bermondsey, 10.45am https://t.co/UJ3jBOe64R

28/09/18

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Plans are coming together for ‘Hairytage’ with artist Alix Bizet and for lots of interesting workshops, debates performances, watch this space!! https://t.co/4XgFiksulA

28/09/18

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Fantastic to see our amazing Year 9 students at their induction into the Harris Experience programme - the future is looking bright! https://t.co/lUU8Tq1Uo4

28/09/18

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Know anyone who would be willing to share their stories/memories of Peckham with our students as part of our Hairytage live art event? Please get in touch! https://t.co/HQVgm5MDML

27/09/18

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I’m so proud that I got a chance to do my bit for the . It is such an amazing opportunity to do something simple like get a swab test that could potentially save a life! I’m inspired by Sarah Thompson her story is amazing keep up the good work https://t.co/SYqal2ppTC

26/09/18

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Registration donor drive loading... Huge thanks to Sarah who teaches at the school & is a previous patient ACLT supported. Sarah found her match, received her transplant & happily shares her story, to highlight the importance of joining the register. We ❤ her! https://t.co/LB7SlNmLjr

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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.


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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 closing date (which will be announced once we have it).

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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