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10/07/20

Welcome meeting for our new Year 7s. You can now watch a recording of the full session, including Q&A. https://t.co/9QeVeOeFKh

10/07/20

Summer's Not Cancelled is an online summer programme to help young people aged 16-25 in develop their and skills. Find out more and sign up at https://t.co/Ft80HLpkl2

10/07/20

Can you spare 16 hours over July and August? Will you donate them to a project in this area? Sign up for the "One Million Hours" programme and find out about volunteering opportunities near you this summer. https://t.co/5VLuLv9bTs https://t.co/vSlXc7DO72

09/07/20

FREE online mini-modules to help mums develop their tech skills over the summer. https://t.co/vzbuOw5TbG

08/07/20

Aged 15-19? You can apply for Words for Work, a virtual internship programme from . Complete a large scale creative project, take part in employability training, receive 1:1 mentoring, and creative masterclasses led by industry experts. https://t.co/g73m9m68Ku

08/07/20

Retweetd From HarrisDulwichGirls

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

07/07/20

How will your son travel to school in Sept? In light of government advice, we want to encourage all students to make their way to school safely when we reopen. Please help us by completing this one-minute travel survey by Weds 15 July. Thank you. https://t.co/sCx9MwbYW2

06/07/20

This week's competition - What have you enjoyed during lockdown? Send us a review of one film or a selection of different ones that have helped you through lockdown - and if they are linked to a book that you have read, even better! Details https://t.co/N0XcjkrUsB https://t.co/i4yK1DSXye

06/07/20

Retweetd From HarrisDulwichGirls

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

03/07/20

Retweetd From Manor Estate TRA

Massive to & for arranging a today ❤️ These bags were used as a top up for our neighbours in need, already receiving freshly prepared meals. We are so pleased to pass on the parcels from to https://t.co/DdUaILMyXz

02/07/20

Calling all film-makers! Storyboard your movie idea and enter the Puffin Big Dreams on Screen competition. The winner gets their idea made into a movie plus there are lots of runners up prizes. Closes 3 August. https://t.co/mTeiWGzyjk

02/07/20

We are absolutely delighted the government has said all pupils can come back to school in September. We are today sending parents and carers a letter with an update on our plans for reopening in Sept. You can also read the letter at https://t.co/tJvBcUZ2Jm

02/07/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation

Thank you to all our academies who shared their strategies for supporting the most vulnerable pupils during lockdown by getting them into school https://t.co/PbhI870oSH

01/07/20

Thanks to the charity School Food Matters for making these breakfast packages possible through their funding. Families are coming in tomorrow to collect the breakfast bags (beans, wheatabix, bread, fruit and milk). https://t.co/kbRL2JsUhP

01/07/20

School food really matters. 280 students will receive two weeks’ worth of breakfasts. Many thanks to the Safer School Officers who came to help us get the breakfast packages together. https://t.co/pHTKEXoTXc

01/07/20

Have your say on the themes and issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement. Write a story in 500 words for the competition. Categories for 5-9 and 10-13 year olds. Closes 3rd July. You can do it! https://t.co/CprttbnXcG https://t.co/88urcLcXOc

01/07/20

One of Mrs Okai's is The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time. "It's a fantastic story that allows you to gain a deeper understanding of Asperger’s syndrome. I love it so much I have seen the theatre piece 5 times." Mrs Okai https://t.co/shafl5Wo1C https://t.co/7ni0XiLfmq

30/06/20

You're v welcome. Be great to have you back, once author visits get underway again!

30/06/20

'A Parent's Guide to Black Lives Matter' - resources, activities and tips for families to empower children to work towards racial equality. View and download at https://t.co/qV2guXnJgW https://t.co/pzFjcXik7C

30/06/20

All this week we're celebrating the 'books that make us'. Author Bali Rai is popular with our boys and visited our school in 2017 (pictured). Find out which books encouraged to become a writer at https://t.co/shafl5Wo1C https://t.co/BnOjiKqYIy

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Academy Admissions

Welcome to the Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich admissions information page. Please look at our news page for details of our open evenings for prospective parents, carers and students. Our full policy, with details of our admissions criteria, can be downloaded from the bottom of the page. 


Secondary Transfer Appeals 2020

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 electronically to the following email address: info@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk

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


Academy admissions contact details

Telephone: 020 8299 5300
Email: info@harrisdulwichboys.org.uk
Address: Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich, Peckham Rye, East Dulwich, London SE22 0AT
Admissions officer: Irene Morton


Year 7 admissions

Harris Boys’ Academy, East Dulwich will admit 150 students each year. We have 150 places in Year 7 in September 2020 and welcome students of all abilities and from all backgrounds.

Our open events for admissions in September 2020 took place on Thursday 26 September 2019 between 17:00 and 19:00 and Drop In Sessions on Monday 30 September 2019Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 October 2019 between 08:40 and 10:30.

Download the principal's presentation from our 2019 open evening/mornings.

Applications for places will be made in accordance with local authority admission arrangements and will be made on the Common Application Form provided and administered by the local authority. The Academy will work to the common admissions timetable agreed by Southwark Council Applications for September 2020.  Admissions must be made via Southwark Council only and not directly to Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich.

The Local Authority notifies parents about successful applications to Secondary School on 1 March 2020.


Admissions test

Where parents/carers name Harris Boys' Academy East Dulwich on the Common Application Form, their child/ward will be invited to sit our admissions test. We will write to all parents/carers with the exact time approximately one week before the testing day. If you have named more than one Harris Academy on the Common Application Form you will only need to sit the test ONCE and will be notified as to which Academy will be contacting you with details of your son's/ward's appointment. The date for Admissions Testing is Friday 13 December 2019.


Supplementary information form

If you require a concession in the admission test (for example for SEN or Medical Needs), you must complete the Supplementary Information Form (downloadable from the bottom of the page) and return it directly to the Academy along with medical or professional evidence and proof of residence by 31 October 2019

Please note that completion of a Supplementary Information Form for Harris Boys’ Academy East Dulwich does not constitute an application to the Academy. You must complete the Local Authority Common Application Form as well.


Year 6 transition (including Taster Day)

The transition from primary to secondary school is a big step. There's more about how we make the transition as smooth as possible in our Key Stage 3 curriculum page.  The Key Information from our Transition Event can be found at the bottom of this page.

In line with the other schools in Southwark we will hold a Taster Day for New Students in July 2020 (date to be confirmed). The programme for the day will include a range of activities to reflect some of the subjects your son/ward will study at Harris Boys’ Academy, East Dulwich. Further details will be sent to parents/carers nearer the time.


Admissions Form Booklet & Family Pack

The Admissions Form Booklet (downloadable from the bottom of the page) should be completed and returned to the academy following the offer of a place at the academy.  You will have been sent this in the post and given a specific appointment to come into the academy and verify your identity and that of your son/ward. The Family Pack can also be downloaded below.


Appeals

Parent(s) wishing to appeal against the Academy’s decision should complete an appeal form stating the reason for the appeal based on the published admissions criteria.

The appeal form and guidance notes for appeals can be downloaded at the bottom of the page.

Completed forms should be sent to: The Clerk to the Appeal Panel, c/o Mrs Irene Morton, Harris Boys’ Academy, East Dulwich, Peckham Rye, London SE22 0AT.  The closing date for appeals for Primary to Secondary transfer is 30 April 2020 and appeals will be heard in late June/early July 2020.

The appeals will be heard in private by an Independent Appeal Panel.

  • 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

In-year applications

Please  download our in-year application form from the bottom of the page. The Academy coordinates in-year admissions for students wishing to join the Academy mid-year. Parents/guardians should apply directly to the Academy.

On receiving your application form, your son will be invited for an assessment test. This test is used solely for the purpose of assessing your child’s current level of ability in order to be able to best place the vacant position like for like.

If there are no vacant positions available your child will be placed on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria found in the admissions policy. Please refer to the notes on the Application form before completing.

Please note giving false or deliberately misleading information on this form and/or supporting information may render the application invalid, or lead to any offer made being withdrawn.

Parents/Carers will have the right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel if they are dissatisfied with an admission decision of the Academy. The Appeal Panel will be independent of the Academy. The arrangements for Appeals will be in line with the Code on School Admission Appeals published by the Department for Education. The determination of the appeal panel will be made in accordance with the Code on School Admission Appeals and is binding on all parties. The Academy will prepare guidance for parents/carers about how the appeals process will work and provide parents/carers with a named contact who can answer any enquiries parents/carers may have about the process.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q.        Will my child be added to your waiting list if he is not immediately successful?

A.         Yes, if your application is not immediately successful, your child will be placed on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria found in the admissions policy.

Q.        Will I be able to find out where my child is on the waiting list?

A.          We  would not be able to give the exact position or number of your child if it is Primary to Secondary Transfer until after the start of the September Term. 

Q.        Will I be informed about my child’s test results?

A.         Test results are not given out as it is not a pass or fail test, it is a test to place applicants into the correct ability band.  Applicants are chosen from every ability band, but each selection will be made from the ability band that has become available in the Academy.

For the Department for Education Schools Performance Tables please follow this link:

http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/school.pl?urn=135816


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 visit www.harrissixthform.org.uk. Sixth Form entry requirements can also be downloaded below.

 

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