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
Address: Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich, Homestall Road, London SE22 0NR
Admissions are dealt with by Patricia Slater, Admissions Officer
Year 7 applications
The academy admits 150 girls each September. 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.
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 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.
All applicants will know the outcome of their application for a secondary school place on 1 March 2024. If you wish to appeal you must either contact the academy on firstname.lastname@example.org 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 4pm on the 29th March 2024. Appeals will be held between end of April and June 2024.
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 email@example.com
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.
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.