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Admissions Consultation - Your Views Welcome
The Governing body of Harris Boys’ Academy are consulting on admission arrangements for students applying for places for the academic year beginning in September 2022. We are required to consult on our admission arrangements when there are significant changes and/or at least every seven years.
We believe it is important for all stakeholders, including prospective parents and carers, to understand how our Academy manages the admission process. The Trust have developed a Trust wide template policy for use by all Harris academies to ensure consistency, clarity and compliance with the Admission Code. This may look different to previous policies, but we are simply setting out our existing criteria in a clearer way.
Proposed changes to the policy include a change of wording and clarification regarding definitions and an additional oversubscription criterion. They are as follows:-
Definition of a 'Parent'
A 'parent' includes a natural or adoptive parent of the child (regardless of whether they child lives with them, has contact with them, or they have parental responsibility for the child). It also includes a person who is not a natural or adoptive parent of the child, but who has care of and/or parental responsibility for the child.
Definition of a Sibling
A 'sibling' is a full sibling (sharing both parents), a half sibling (sharing one parent), an adopted sibling, a long term foster sibling (i.e. not a temporary placement), a step sibling (one child's parent married to the other child's parent), a cohabitee child, or child of their parent's cohabiting partner. In all cases, the sibling must live at the child's home address (as defined by this policy) as part of the same core family unit. For the avoidance of doubt, a child of a friend or extended family member (e.g. cousin) will not be a 'sibling' for this purpose, even if they live at the same address as the applicant child. The sibling must still be attending the Academy at the time of application/application closing date, and at the time of the applicant child’s admission.
Changes to the oversubscription Criterion
Change to Tie Breaker (All Year Groups) Definition
Where there are more applications than places remaining in any of the oversubscription categories, the order in which places will be allocated will be determined by the distance between the child's home address (as defined by this policy) and the Academy, with those living nearest receiving highest priority.
The full draft admissions arrangements for 2022-23 can be found in the consultation documents downloadable from the bottom of our admissions page.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will respond to you. Please also provide your telephone number.
We would welcome your views on our consultation. Please ensure you respond to our consultation by noon on 21 January 2021 which is when our consultation period closes. You can respond in three ways:
- By email: email@example.com
- In writing: correspondence should be sent to The Clerk to the Governors, Harris Boys' Academy, East Dulwich, Peckham Rye, London SE22 0AT
- By filling in the form below
After our consultation, we will consider all the responses and discuss these with our board of Governors.